Padres nab Hudson from Nats for 2 prospects
The San Diego Padres acquired right-handed reliever Daniel Hudson from the Washington Nationals in exchange for right-hander Mason Thompson and minor-league shortstop Jordy Barley, the team announced.
Hudson, 34, will add depth to the Padres' bullpen. He's posted a 2.20 ERA and 0.92 WHIP with 48 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings this season.
Washington originally acquired Hudson from the Toronto Blue Jays at the 2019 trade deadline. He was a key contributor during the club's first-ever World Series victory. Hudson, who re-signed with Washington in 2020 for two years and $11 million, is an impending free agent.
Thompson, 23, made his major-league debut this season, pitching three innings in relief. At Triple-A, he's 3-2 with a 5.74 ERA (4.97 FIP) while recording seven saves. The 6-foot-7 hurler entered the campaign as San Diego's No. 9-ranked prospect, according to MLB Pipeline.
Barley, 21, is batting .240/.333/.388 with eight home runs and 33 stolen bases in 61 games at Single-A.