The Bulls outfielder Kyle Hudson was traded to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (Philadelphia Phillies) for outfielder Rich Thompson. Thompson was the sixth round draft pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2000 draft. He spent his ten year career spent between the Blue Jays, Pirates, Royals, Diamondbacks and Phillies organizations. Much of his career was spent in the minor leagues with six MLB games under his belt in 2004 with the Royals. This season Thompson was hitting .307 with 4 doubles, 2 triples and 11 RBI's in 29 games for the Iron Pigs.
Thompson replaces Kyle Hudson who was in his first season with the Rays organization. He was hitting .291 with a double, triple and 8 RBI's in 31 games with the Bulls this season.
Another new face is welcomed into the Rays organization as Ryan Garko has been assigned to the Biscuits. Garko was signed by the Rays as a free agent out of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He began his professional career in the Indians organization as their third round pick in the draft. He worked his way through the organization making his MLB debut with the tribe on September 15, 2005. He went on to play in the majors for seven seasons before heading to the Korean league in 2011.
One final roster move announced today was Jose Lobaton was promoted to the Biscuits to continue his MLB rehab schedule at the Double-A level. Lobaton who is recovering from a shoulder injury spent two games with the Stone Crabs where he went 0 for 5 with a walk.