The Phillies might not lead the Major Leagues in any meaningful stat like wins, runs scored, or even stolen bases, but they do currently employ the most lefties in the bullpen. Earlier today Vance Worley was
Triple-A Outfielder Swap:
The Phillies sent longtime Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs outfielder Rich Thompson to the Tampa Bay Rays for a Triple-A outfielder from their system named Kyle Hudson. Thompson is 33 years old and is nothing more than organizational filler at this point in his career. He's been with the LVP since 2008, and is the leader in most of the offensive categories for the franchise. In 13 minor league seasons he's hit .280/.727 with 836 R, and 442 SB. He did appear in 6 games with the Royals back in 2004, his only MLB experience.
Hudson is 25 years old and appeared in 14 games last season with the Orioles batting only .143/.286. In 5 minor league seasons he's hit .277/.678 with ZERO homeruns in 1744 plate appearances. So, it's safe to say he won't be called upon to help solve the Phillies power shortage. His only asset is his speed. Essentially the Phils and Rays swapped the same player, one the older version the other the younger.