Phillies, Rays Swap Rich Thompson For Kyle Hudson

The Phillies have traded outfielder Rich Thompson to the Rays for outfielder Kyle Hudson, reports Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com (on Twitter). Both players have been playing in Triple-A this season.

Thompson, 33, has hit .307/.390/.398 in 101 plate appearances for Philadelphia's top minor league affiliate this season. He's a .276/.349/.383 career hitter in over 3,400 plate appearances at Triple-A, where he's spent the last five years with the Phillies' organization. Thompson has one big league plate appearances to his credit, coming with the Royals back in 2004.

Hudson, 25, has hit .291/.378/.318 in 133 Triple-A plate appearances this season. He had four singles in 29 plate appearances for the Orioles last year, resulting in a .143/.143/.143 batting line. The Rays originally acquired him from the Rangers at the end of Spring Training.


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18 Comments on "Phillies, Rays Swap Rich Thompson For Kyle Hudson"


3 years 2 months ago

“…and in other news, the Mets and Royals swapped 10 nice maple bats for a bag of balls. Both teams were slightly satisfied by this trade.”

Zach
3 years 2 months ago

Wouldn’t 10 bats be worth a lot more than a bag of balls!?

Lunchbox45
3 years 2 months ago

depends on whos swinging them

3 years 2 months ago

Its all economics my good man.  Who has the competitive advantage, who has the comparitive advantage?

Expand the pie…

anthony88
3 years 2 months ago

you funny man, I kill you last 

ObamaDinoKiller
3 years 2 months ago

i guess it’s a win for the phils since hudson is much younger…. ?

harrigang
3 years 2 months ago

This sounds dumb. Two minor leaguers, and the Rays traded away a young 25 year old for 33 year old? Doesn’t make much sense to me…

Backup_Slider
3 years 2 months ago

Just when we thought we were finally free of Rich Thompson transactions, the other Rich Thompson rears his head.

Down_Goes_Brown
3 years 2 months ago

Thompson has done a great job for Lehigh this year. He isn’t more than a fifth outfielder but I hope he can find the majors in Tampa. Guess the other guy is just a reserve as well.

Down_Goes_Brown
3 years 2 months ago

ew, hudson has no power whatsoever. Never hit a pro HR, only 17 xbh and a career iso of.038. What exactly is good about this guy?

thatonephillyfan
3 years 2 months ago

25 years old/33 years old

Philley11
3 years 2 months ago

Not to say that he is better, but he fits right in there with Pierre and Polanco who both have very little power anymore.

fivebeesforaquarter
3 years 2 months ago

I’m guessing Joe Jordan had a say in this. He drafted Hudson and, from what I have read, always really liked him.

Lunchbox45
3 years 2 months ago

probably not

j6takish
3 years 2 months ago

 They probably noticed that he has 1.667 OPS on alternate Sundays in which a new lunar cycle begins and he’ll tear it up given his limited playing time. Thats how the Rays operate

1980CHAMPS
3 years 2 months ago

This is like trading an average beer in a can for a slightly below mediocre beer in a bottle.  No one fleeced anyone.

3 years 2 months ago

The best part is, I’ll bet you’re serious.

101andCounting
3 years 2 months ago

I’d trade a can of Miller Lite for a High Life bottle in a second. It is the champagne of beers, after all.