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Rays acquire OF Rich Thompson

Updated: May 16, 2012, 7:45 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired outfielder Rich Thompson from the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league outfielder Kyle Hudson.

The 33-year-old Thompson was active for Wednesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox. To make room on the roster, outfielder Brandon Guyer was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain, and right-hander Jeff Niemann was transferred from the 15- to the 60-day DL.

Thompson has spent 13 seasons in the minor ...

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