Just two hours before the trade deadline and the Blue Jays made their first (of what was assumed to be many) trade of the day. Daniel Hudson is heading to Washington to join their bullpen.
Daniel Hudson has been traded to the Washington Nationals, per source.#BlueJays
— Scott Mitchell (@ScottyMitchTSN) July 31, 2019
Signed to a one-year, $2.5-million deal this winter, Hudson has been a solid bullpen option for the Jays this season. Through 48 innings for Toronto, he has a 3.00 ERA and a 9.0 K/9.
He is now joining a team in the Nats that were hopeful to compete in a difficult NL West division and is currently only 5.5 games behind the division-leading Braves.
The #Bluejays get minor-league pitcher Kyle Johnston in return from #Nats for Daniel Hudson.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 31, 2019
Per Bob Nightengale, Kyle Johnston is coming to the Blue Jays in return for the 32-year-old Hudson.
Johnston, 23, was selected in the sixth round back in the 2017 draft and has been rising through the Nationals system ever since. Currently in High-A, Johnston has started a total of 20 games for 105 innings.
Through those innings, Johnston has a 4.03 ERA and has a total of 100 strikeouts and 37 walks. This is his second time through …
Author: Thomas Williams / Blue Jays Nation