Hudson claimed by Rangers

I just returned from the Shorebirds' Hot Stove Banquet at the Delmar VFW, where I was introduced to slippery dumplings. Where have they been all my life?

Many thanks to the Shorebirds for making me feel right at home. They also overfed me. And they couldn't have been more gracious hosts.

In case you missed my tweet earlier today, the Texas Rangers announced that they signed outfielder Kyle Hudson to a minor league deal with a spring training invite.

The Orioles designated Hudson for assignment after signing Wei-Yin Chen, and they had to trade or release him. He was let go, and the Rangers signed him.

Of course they did. It had been a few hours since the teams exchanged players in some fashion.

Also, my former partner on the Orioles beat, Joe Strauss, who now covers the Cardinals for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, sent the following tweet today:

"Cards fans may start paying attention to the Baltimore Orioles. #Developing"

Your guess is as good as mine. I have no idea what he's referring to, but it's worth tracking.

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