Nats boost pen, acquire Hudson from Blue Jays

The Nationals have acquired RHP Daniel Hudson from the Toronto Blue Jays, first reported by Scotty Mitchell of TSN.

In the deal, the Nats gave up minor-league prospect Kyle Johnston. The return was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Hudson, 32, has made 45 appearances this year, 44 in relief. He has pitched to a 3.00 ERA in 48 innings with 48 strikeouts with a 1.271 WHIP. He had a 0.82 ERA in nine June appearances and has a 3.27 ERA in ten July outings. He’s allowed right-handed hitters to a .208 average and left-handed hitters to a .224 average against.

Kyle Johnston, 23, has a 4.03 ERA in 20 games for Single-A Potomac.

With Washington, Hudson fills a massive need in the bullpen. He along with new acquisitions Roenis Elias and Hunter Strickland will try to solidify the middle innings as this likely means the end of Matt Grace, Michael Blazek, and Javy Guerra in the Nats bullpen, for now.

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