Single-A Frederick Keys center fielder Kyle Hudson has moved today to Double-A Bowie.
This will be the first crack at Double-A ball for the 24-year-old left-handed batter. He was hitting .279 in 23 games with the Keys with no homers, two RBIs and eight steals.
He played all last season with Frederick and recently Trent Mummey was moved from Single-A Delmarva to Frederick, giving the Keys essentially two center fielders. Mummey can now move to center for the Keys.
Hudson will now join a team in Bowie that already has a center fielder and leadoff hitter in Xavier Avery. Hudson could play some in left or right. Avery is expected to continue in center and batting leadoff for Bowie.
In 2010, Hudson, a fourth-round draft pick in 2008, batted .260 with 83 runs and 40 steals in 136 games at Frederick. His 40 steals led the Carolina League.
We tipped you last week to the possibility of this.