The Padres traded for a Nationals pitcher, just not that Nationals pitcher.
Daniel Hudson is headed to San Diego in exchange for pitching prospect Mason Thompson and fellow minor leaguer Jordy Barley.
Hudson joins a bullpen that has totaled the most innings in Major League Baseball this season. The 34-year-old right hander brings World Series experience, having closed out Washington's game seven win over the Astros in 2019.
This season Hudson boasts a 2.20 ERA over 32.2 innings. Opponents are hitting .195 against him, and he's racked up 48 strikeouts while issuing seven walks.
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