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Cubs' Trayce Thompson: Outrighted to Triple-A
Thompson was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Thompson clubbed four homers in 35 plate appearances during 2021, but he'll now be cast off the 40-man roster. The 30-year-old has mainly played in the minors across the last several years but could compete for a depth spot in the big leagues during spring training.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Trayce Thompson: Homers in back-to-back games
Thompson went 3-for-4 with a grand slam in Saturday's 6-5 win over the Cardinals.
Thompson went deep off Jon Lester with the bases loaded in the fifth inning to give the Cubs the lead. He added two additional hits in the game. This was his first multi-hit contest in 14 games since being called up Sept. 14. The 30-year-old has just five hits in 32 plate appearances, but they include four home runs and a double.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Trayce Thompson: Goes deep Friday
Thompson went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run, a walk and a strikeout in a 4-3 loss to the Cardinals on Friday.
Thompson was responsible for all three Chicago runs with his sixth-inning blast off St. Louis reliver T.J. McFarland and later walked in the eighth. The 30-year-old journeyman is now batting just 4-for-21 in 13 games but three of those hits have left the yard and he's walked seven times to post an impressive 1.060 OPS.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Trayce Thompson: Remains on bench
Thompson isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Pirates.
Thompson will be held out of the lineup for the fourth time in the last five games after he went hitless with a run, three walks and five strikeouts in his last 12 plate appearances. Nick Martini will remain in right field and bat sixth.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Trayce Thompson: On bench Tuesday
Thompson isn't in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pirates.
Thompson is in line for increased playing time while Jason Heyward (concussion) is sidelined for the remainder of the year, but he'll be out of the lineup for a second straight game. Nick Martini will start in right field and bat fifth.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Trayce Thompson: Out of Sunday's lineup
Thompson is not in the lineup Sunday versus the Cardinals.
Thompson is 2-for-17 with two solo homers, five walks and two stolen bases in 10 games since being promoted earlier in September, and he'll receive a day off for Sunday's series finale. Ian Happ and Nick Martini will start in the corner outfield spots for Chicago.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Trayce Thompson: Sits for night game
Thompson will head to the bench for the second half of Friday's doubleheader against St. Louis.
Thompson started the first game of the day in center field after starting three straight games in right. Rafael Ortega returns to center for the evening game, while Ian Happ starts in right.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Trayce Thompson: Looks like primary right fielder
Thompson will start in right field and bat eighth Wednesday against the Twins.
With Alfonso Rivas (finger) recently joining Jason Heyward (concussion) on the injured list, Thompson appears poised to serve as the Cubs' primary right fielder over the final week and a half of the season. Thompson will draw his third start in a row Wednesday after going 2-for-8 with a stolen base and a pair of solo home runs in his last two contests.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Trayce Thompson: Slugs another homer Tuesday
Thompson went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in a loss to Minnesota on Tuesday.
After going deep for the first time this season in his last game, Thompson slammed a solo shot in his first at-bat Tuesday. The contest was otherwise a frustrating one for the outfielder -- he struck out three times in his final four at-bats -- but he has at least shown some potential for production with two homers and two stolen bases across only 11 plate appearances on the campaign. Thompson slammed 21 long balls and swiped three bags in 92 games at the Triple-A level prior to being called up last week.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Trayce Thompson: Hits first 2020 home run
Thompson went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Brewers.
Playing in just his fifth game for the Cubs, Thompson launched his first MLB home run since 2018. The 30-year-old outfielder spent 2019 in the minors and then didn't play at all in 2020 with the minor-league schedule canceled. Thompson should serve as depth in Chicago the rest of the way and doesn't have a ton of fantasy appeal unless he starts to see more regular playing time in the season's final weeks.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Trayce Thompson: Contract selected by Cubs
Thompson's contract was selected from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday.
Thompson made 88 appearances in Iowa this year and slashed .233/.344/.492 with 21 home runs, 63 RBI, 48 runs and three stolen bases. The 30-year-old hasn't made a major-league appearance since 2018 but will serve as depth in the Cubs' outfield after Jason Heyward (concussion) was placed on the 7-day injured list Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Trayce Thompson: Active again at Iowa
Thompson has gone 5-for-33 (.152 average) in nine games for Triple-A Iowa since being reinstated from the temporary inactive list July 3.
Thompson missed just over a week of action at Iowa while he was inactive. The journeyman outfielder is slashing .227/.343/.419 across 204 plate appearances between two Triple-A clubs (Iowa and Reno) this season.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Trayce Thompson: Placed on inactive list
Thompson was placed on the temporarily inactive list for an unspecified reason Friday, Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reports.
Thompson was traded to the Cubs in mid-May, and he's slashed .240/.350/.496 with eight home runs, 25 RBI and 20 runs across 34 games with Triple-A Iowa. It's not yet clear how long he'll be sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Trayce Thompson: Traded to Cubs
Thompson was traded from the Diamondbacks to the Cubs in exchange for cash considerations Tuesday, Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reports.
The outfielder hit .278 in 18 at-bats with Triple-A Reno to begin the season. Now 30, Thompson is several years removed from his most productive minor-league seasons and now joins his sixth professional organization.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Trayce Thompson: Falls short in roster bid
The Diamondbacks reassigned Thompson to their minor-league camp Sunday.
Thompson hasn't appeared in the majors since 2018, but he was able to stick around at big-league camp longer than anticipated after slugging two home runs over his first four Cactus League games. The 30-year-old fell off thereafter, finishing the spring with a .167/.219/.350 slash line before his demotion. He'll likely begin the season at Triple-A Reno.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Trayce Thompson: Makes early bid for RF fill-in
Thompson went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Thursday's spring game against the Angels.
Thompson launched his second home run of the spring while making his second start in right field since Kole Calhoun (knee) was sidelined. Calhoun is expected to miss between four and six weeks after undergoing surgery, and Thompson is part of the mix to fill in should Calhoun not be ready for Opening Day.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Trayce Thompson: Starts in RF
Thompson started in right field and went 0-for-2 with a walk in Tuesday's spring game against the Padres.
Thompson was the first to fill in for the injured Kole Calhoun, who will undergo a medial meniscectomy on his right knee Wednesday. The Diamondbacks haven't set a timeline yet, but there's uncertainty surrounding his availability for Opening Day. Thompson will be in the mix for playing time along with Tim Locastro, Josh Rojas, Pavin Smith and Josh VanMeter.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Trayce Thompson: Reassigned to alternate camp
Thompson was reassigned to the Diamondabcks' alternate camp Saturday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Thompson lost out on a bid to be the fifth outfielder -- a job that went to Jon Jay -- and will work in team's satellite camp at Salt River Flats. It's possible another outfielder on the roster bubble, like the super-utility Josh Rojas, eventually joins Thompson as an off-roster pool player, so his exact status in the outfielder pecking order is not known at this time.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Trayce Thompson: Potential fill-in starter
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo mentioned Thompson on Monday as a potential fill-in for Kole Calhoun (illness), Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Calhoun, Arizona's projected starter in right field, tested positive for COVID-19, and is status for Opening Day is uncertain. In the event he's not ready to go, Lovullo is preparing potential replacements. In addition to Thompson, the manager mentioned Josh Rojas and Jon Jay as fill-in options.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Trayce Thompson: Added to 60-man roster
Thompson will be a part of the Diamondbacks' 60-man summer camp.
Thompson, who is not on the 40-man roster, joined Arizona on a minor-league deal in early-February. He hasn't played in the majors since 2018, but did post a .882 OPS against left-handed pitching at the Triple-A level last season. Expanded rosters and a universal DH help his case, but there isn't a clear path to extended playing time here.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-3, 217 lbs|
|Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|