The Toronto Blue Jays have traded Daniel Hudson to the Washington Nationals.
Hudson, 32, is 6-3 with a 3.00 ERA in 45 appearances, all but one of which have come in relief. He has a K/BB ratio of 48/23 in 48 innings.
The Nationals are reportedly sending Kyle Johnson back to Toronto. Johnson, a righty, is in the low minors and is ranked as the 27th best prospect in the Nationals system. Which is to say: the price was not that high.
UPDATE: The Nats got another reliever too!
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers and pitcher Jordan Lyles have agreed to a contract. ESPN’s Jeff Passan provided the details, reporting that it is a two-year, $16 million deal.
Lyles, 29, split last season between the Pirates and Brewers, performing much better with the latter. Overall, he compiled a 4.15 ERA with a 146 strikeouts and 55 walks across 141 innings. It was a return to full-time starting for Lyles, who had performed mostly as a reliever from 2016-18.
The Rangers also inked Kyle Gibson to a three-year, $30 million contract last week. Gibson and Lyles will join a rotation that also includes Mike Minor and Lance Lynn as well as youngster Kolby Allard.