The Rangers and Kyle Hudson, a speedy outfielder who made his major-league debut in September, have agreed to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Hudson comes over from Baltimore, which released him Jan. 19. He rocketed through the Orioles' system last year, opening in High A but making his big-league debut in September. He had the highest composite on-base percentage (.375) in the Orioles' system last year.
A fourth-round pick in 2008, Hudson has stolen 119 bases in his minor-league career. He will join a speed group of Rangers outfielders that includes Julio Borbon, Leonys Martin and Craig Gentry.
-- Jeff Wilson