The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired 25-year old lefty swinging outfielder Kyle Hudson from the Tampa Bay Rays for 33-year old lefty swinging outfielder Rich Thompson. Hudson played in 31 games for the Rays in AAA-ball this year and he was 32 for 110 (.291 avg, .696 OPS) with 16 runs scored, 0 homers, 8 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. He played in 14 games in his first taste of the majors last year with the Orioles and he was 4 for 28 (.143 avg, .286 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 2 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. Thompson played in 29 games in AAA-ball for the Phillies this year and he was 27 of 88 (.307 avg, .788 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 0 homers, 11 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. I like the Phillies’ end of this deal as Hudson has a lot more tread left on his tires.