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Giants might push back Hudson's final career start

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Tim Hudson #17 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at O.co Coliseum on September 26, 2015 in Oakland, California. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Oakland Athletics 14-10. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Tim Hudson #17 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at O.co Coliseum on September 26, 2015 in Oakland, California. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Oakland Athletics 14-10. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Following his tribute matchup against former Oakland A's teammate Barry Zito, Tim Hudson has one more start to make before he retires, which may not take place when it was initially scheduled.

Hudson, who only threw an inning and a third in his start against Zito on Saturday, is currently in the queue to start the Giants' series finale against the Dodgers on Thursday, but it might be pushed back a day or two depending on whether the Dodgers clinch the division prior to his start.

"Sure, we want to keep [the rotation] intact," manager Bruce Bochy said. "But we want to do what's right for these guys. I don't see anything changing right now."

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Following their series against the Dodgers, the Giants will host the Rockies for a three-game weekend series to bring the season to a close.

The 40-year-old righty has thrown 121 1/3 innings in his 17th season, maintaining a 4.30 ERA and 1.37 WHIP with a 9-9 record in 23 appearances this season, two of which have been in a relief capacity.

(h/t MLB.com)