The Rays have traded triple-A outfielder Kyle Hudson to the Phillies for triple-A outfielder Rich Thompson (via MLBTradeRumors).
Hudson was acquired from the Rangers for “future considerations” just prior to the start of the season.
Thompson, 33, has spent parts of 11 different seasons in triple-A, with four different organizations. This was his fifth season at triple-A for the Phillies.
He was hitting .307 with no home runs, 7 stolen bases, and a .398 OBP prior to being traded. Last year he hit .276 with 5 home runs, a .354 OBP, and he was successful on 48 of 52 stolen base attempts.
Thompson’s lone plate appearance in the big leagues came with the Royals in 2004. He grounded into a double-play. He also was used as a pinch-runner on five other occasions that seasons, stealing one base.