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Regular Season 5 3 2.04 28 7 1.01

Top Ryan Thompson News

  • Diamondbacks' Ryan Thompson: Takes loss Friday

    Thompson (3-3) allowed three runs on three hits and one walk while striking out one over 1.1 innings, picking up the loss to Oakland on Friday.

    Thompson got the final out of the seventh inning of a tie game and was the pitcher of record when the Diamondbacks took the lead. Usually, that means game over -- Thompson holds the lead then Paul Sewald closes it -- but that was not the case Friday. Thompson, who had allowed just four runs over 32 innings and leads Arizona with 11 holds, was roughed up in the eighth. He told Steve Gilbert of that he couldn't find the right adjustment to avoid throwing very hittable strikes.

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  • Diamondbacks' Ryan Thompson: Gets four outs, hold

    Thompson allowed two hits and struck out one over 1.1 scoreless innings to earn a hold in Saturday's 3-2 win over Miami.

    Thompson earned his seventh hold of the season, retiring four batters before letting Joe Mantiply shepherd the one-run lead to closer Paul Sewald. This was fourth time in the last six outings that Thompson worked more than one frame, and the right-hander hasn't allowed an earned run over the last 13 innings.

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  • Diamondbacks' Ryan Thompson: Picks up first win

    Thompson (1-1) recorded Wednesday's win over Cincinnati, allowing one hit and striking out one over a scoreless eighth inning.

    Thompson, who made an eighth consecutive scoreless appearance, has been the Diamondbacks' best reliever through the first month-and-a-half. The side-arming right-hander sports a 1.00 ERA with just two walks while striking out 13 over 18 innings. He leads the team with six holds.

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  • Diamondbacks' Ryan Thompson: Blows save in win

    Thompson allowed one hit and permitted two inherited runners to score over a scoreless third of an inning Thursday, getting charged with a blown save in a 5-4 win over the Reds.

    Thompson was called on in a high-leverage spot in the bottom of the seventh inning and lost a battle with Spencer Steer, who fouled off a couple two-strike pitches before delivering a two-run single that knotted the game at 4-4. The blown save was the first of the season for Thompson, who has emerged as a trusted late-game arm for manager Torey Lovullo. The right-hander has a 1.20 ERA and 0.80 WHIP while striking out 11 over 15 innings, recording six holds in 15 appearances.

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  • Diamondbacks' Ryan Thompson: Takes loss Monday

    Thompson (0-1) was tagged with Monday's loss to the Cardinals, allowing one run on one hit while striking out one over one-plus innings.

    Thompson executed a perfect 1-2-3 eighth inning before giving up a leadoff infield single to open the bottom of the ninth. He was replaced by Kyle Nelson for a lefty-on-lefty matchup, but the at-bat lasted one pitch -- Nolan Gorman tattooed a hanging slider for a walk-off, two-run home run. Thompson has pitched well thus far, posting a 1.86 ERA with four holds through 10 outings (eight scoreless). He'll continue to serve in a setup role for Kevin Ginkel for now, and eventually for Paul Sewald (oblique) when he's ready to return.

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  • Diamondbacks' Ryan Thompson: Makes fifth scoreless appearance

    Thompson allowed a hit and struck out one over 1.1 scoreless innings in Friday's 6-5 extra-inning loss to Atlanta.

    Thompson made his fifth appearance and has yet to give up a run or walk. On a night when the bullpen blew a three-run lead -- including a blown save by fill-in closer Kevin Ginkel -- Thompson's performance stood out. Thompson worked the eighth and ninth innings in his previous appearances this season before entering Friday's game in the sixth.

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  • Diamondbacks' Ryan Thompson: Works eighth inning

    Thompson allowed one hit over a scoreless eighth inning in Sunday's 5-1 win over Colorado.

    Thompson made his second appearance, both coming in the eighth inning as a leadup to presumptive closer Kevin Ginkel, who is the most logical fill-in for the injured Paul Sewald (oblique). Neither game developed into a save situation, but it offers a glimpse into how manager Torey Lovullo plans to deploy the backend of the bullpen without Sewald. The side-arming Thompson was a revelation for the Diamondbacks in 2023, and he logged nine appearances in the postseason.

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  • Diamondbacks' Ryan Thompson: Could get save chances

    Thompson moves up a spot in the bullpen following the news that closer Paul Sewald (oblique) will open the season on the injured list.

    Arizona manager Torey Lovullo didn't immediately name any one reliever as a replacement closer, although he did tell Steve Gilbert of that there is "a very logical choice." By that, Lovullo was referring to Kevin Ginkel, who is expected to serve as the primary closer while Sewald heals. Lovullo also said he is not going to "anoint anybody to close right now," leaving the door open for others, like Thompson. He was an important late-inning, setup reliever after being traded to the Diamondbacks during the stretch drive in 2023. Thompson recorded a 0.69 ERA over 13 innings in the regular season and was a featured high-leverage option during the postseason. The right-hander continued his fine work this spring, allowing one unearned run over seven innings.

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  • Diamondbacks' Ryan Thompson: Reaches deal with Diamondbacks

    Thompson signed a one-year, $1.4 million contract with the Diamondbacks on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Mark Feinsand of reports.

    Thompson struggled for the first half of the 2023 season with the Rays, but he posted a pristine 0.69 ERA and 0.54 WHIP across 13 innings after being picked up by Arizona. While that's a limited sample of success, he projects to play a key role in the Diamondbacks' bullpen this season.

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  • Diamondbacks' Ryan Thompson: Earns first postseason win

    Thompson pitched 1.1 perfect innings en route to a win in Tuesday's 4-2 victory over the Phillies in Game 7 of the NLCS.

    Thompson was summoned into the game in the fifth inning with Kyle Schwarber in scoring position at second base, but he managed to escape the jam and pitch a clean sixth. Thompson's high ground ball rate, which accounted for 61.2 percent of balls in play against him in 30.2 regular-season innings, allows him to pitch to contact and helps to generate perfect outings like Tuesday's performance. So far this postseason, Thompson has a 2.53 ERA and 1.22 WHIP across 10.2 innings with eight strikeouts.

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  • Diamondbacks' Ryan Thompson: Sets up save

    Thompson allowed one hit while striking out two over a scoreless inning in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the White Sox.

    Thompson pitched the eighth inning, preserving the lead for Paul Sewald who converted the save. Kevin Ginkel is normally the choice to pitch the eighth inning of close games, but manager Torey Lovullo went another way after Ginkel's most recent outing Monday when he was tagged with the loss. The manager rewarded Thompson, who has been effective since being added to the Diamondbacks' bullpen in late August. The reliever has a 0.75 ERA and 0.50 WHIP over 12 innings.

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  • Diamondbacks' Ryan Thompson: Notches save in team debut

    Thompson struck out one batter in a perfect inning and earned a save against the Reds on Sunday.

    Thompson was promoted from Triple-A Reno on Sunday and was thrown right into a save situation. He posted a 6.11 ERA in 17.2 innings with the Rays this season before being designated for assignment. Scott McGough threw 1.2 innings while Paul Sewald did not appear in Sunday's game.

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  • Diamondbacks' Ryan Thompson: Moves up to Arizona

    The Diamondbacks selected Thompson's contract from Triple-A Reno on Sunday.

    Arizona designated right-hander Nabil Crismatt for assignment to clear room in the bullpen for Thompson, who could make his Diamondbacks debut in Sunday's series finale with the Reds. Before inking a minor-league deal with Arizona earlier this month following his release from Tampa Bay, Thompson had produced a 6.11 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 12:7 K:BB in 17.2 innings at the big-league level with the Rays this season.

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  • Diamondbacks' Ryan Thompson: Inks minor-league deal

    Thompson (undisclosed) signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Sunday, Alex Weiner of reports.

    Thompson saw some high-leverage work with the Rays between 2021 and 2022 but struggled earlier this year, posting a 6.11 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 17.2 innings over 18 relief appearances. He was on the injured list with an undisclosed issue before being released by Tampa Bay, and it's not yet clear whether he's back to full health.

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  • Ryan Thompson: Cut loose by Tampa Bay

    The Rays released Thompson (undisclosed) on Wednesday.

    Thompson was removed from the 40-man roster Wednesday and has now been cut loose entirely after clearing waivers. The veteran reliever had a nice run with the Rays from 2020 through 2022 but has produced a 6.11 ERA and 12:7 K:BB over 17.2 innings at the major-league level this season. Thompson had been on the injured list at Triple-A Durham, and it's not clear at this point if he's healthy.

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  • Rays' Ryan Thompson: Bumped off 40-man roster

    The Rays designated Thompson (undisclosed) for assignment Wednesday, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    Before he was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Aug. 2, Thompson had accrued a 6.11 ERA while striking out 12 batters over 17.2 innings in the big leagues this season. His results at Durham (3.26 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 24 strikeouts in 19.1 innings) have been better, but he hasn't pitched for the affiliate since his demotion after being placed on the 7-day injured list Aug. 6. He'll likely stick around at Durham if he goes unclaimed upon being exposed to waivers.

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  • Rays' Ryan Thompson: Sent back to Durham

    Thompson was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    This move clears out a 26-man roster spot for Aaron Civale, who was acquired from the Guardians on Monday and is expected to make his Rays debut in a start this Saturday against the Tigers. Thompson did not make an appearance during his two-day stint in the Tampa Bay bullpen.

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  • Rays' Ryan Thompson: Recalled from Triple-A

    Thompson was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Monday, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    Thompson has split time pretty evenly between Triple-A and the majors this season. He has a 3.26 ERA and 61.4 percent groundball rate in 19.1 innings at Triple-A and a 6.11 ERA over 17.2 innings in the big leagues. He should work in low-leverage situations.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Turner, OR
Age: 32
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: R, R