Thompson is batting just .183/.253/.308 in 169 at-bats for Triple-A Oklahoma City. Once thought to be a potential regular in the Dodgers' outfield, Thompson has struggled mightily this season after rehabbing a back injury. He's nowhere close to seeing big-league at-bats at this point.
Thompson was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday. Thompson saw two starts during his three-game stint with the club but went 0-for-8 at the dish with three strikeouts. He'll return to the minors for now but will likely be an option later in the year if the team needs another right-handed bat off the bench.
Thompson is out of the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks. The Dodgers are rolling out a heavily left-handed lineup to go against Arizona ace Zack Greinke. Thompson will head to the bench Friday and generally will continue to sit out against righties due to the Dodgers' surplus of lefty bats. Thompson has yet to collect a hit in his three at-bats this season.
Thompson is in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday against the Cubs, batting seventh and playing center field, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. Thompson will return immediately to his old role of taking on left-handed pitching, this time the Cubs' Brett Anderson. He may continue eating into Joc Pederson's playing time for these types of matchups and regain value in deep mixed fantasy leagues with daily transactions, which would maximize the returns on his bottom-side platoon role. Thompson already has value as an NL-only stash or complementary lineup piece.
Thompson was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. The Dodgers determined that the hamstring injury Franklin Gutierrez suffered in Monday's game against the Cubs was more than a day-to-day concern, so he was shuttled to the 10-day disabled list to open up a spot for Thompson on the active roster. Like Gutierrez had been doing, it's expected that Thompson will see most his action in left field, working on the smaller side of a platoon with Andrew Toles.
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