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64 Aaron Thompson SP

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

April 2, 2016 11:25 AM
Aaron Thompson: Released by Twins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson has been released by the Twins, Seth Stohs of Twins Daily reports.

Thompson was assigned to minor league camp two weeks ago and will now search elsewhere for a roster spot. The 26-year-old lefty split last season between the majors and Triple-A, posting a 5.01 ERA across 32.1 innings for Minnesota.

March 18, 2016 10:07 AM
Twins' Aaron Thompson: Assigned to minor league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson was reassigned to Minnesota's minor league camp.

With Thompson sent to the minors, it increasingly looks like Fernando Abad will make the bullpen as a second lefty. Thompson looked to be the top lefty in the Minnesota bullpen last season after a strong first two months of the season (3.42 ERA), but he fell apart with nine earned runs in 8.1 innings after June 1 and then languished in the minors. He could be called up at some point this summer if Abad falters.

December 3, 2015 09:02 AM
Twins' Aaron Thompson: Minor league deal with Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson signed a minor league contract with Minnesota, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Thompson led the AL in appearances in the first half, with 41 in Minnesota's first 82 games, but the lefty quickly fell out of favor with the Twins and was sent to Triple-A Rochester in the beginning of July. With the Twins in need of lefty relievers, he'll get another chance to win a role in spring training.

November 5, 2015 05:37 PM
Aaron Thompson: Elects for free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson has elected to become a free agent, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

He was outrighted from Minnesota's 40-man roster in October. Thompson led the AL in appearances in the first half, with 41 in Minnesota's first 82 games, but the lefty quickly fell out of favor with the Twins and was sent to Triple-A Rochester in the beginning of July.

October 21, 2015 05:07 PM
Twins' Aaron Thompson: Outrighted from 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson was outrighted from the 40-man roster, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Thompson led the AL in appearances with 41 in Minnesota's first 82 games, but the lefty quickly fell out of favor with the Twins and was sent to Triple-A Rochester in the beginning of July. 2015 was the first year Thompson recorded more than seven innings with a major league club so it remains to be seen if he will elect to become a free agent.

June 1, 2015 02:28 PM
Twins looking to Aaron Thompson, Ryan Pressly for long relief
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

The Twins are working without a dedicated long reliever. Tim Stauffer is on the 15-day disabled list, and the team decided to send Tommy Milone to Triple-A so he could remain a starter, instead of sending him to the bullpen. 

Manager Paul Molitor said he'd mix and match pitchers in long-relief situations. Aaron Thompson got the first call, going 2 1/3 innings on Saturday. Ryan Pressly is probably next. 

Pressly was promoted from Triple-A on Friday. 

"Pressly is probably one of the longer guys I could use in a game right now, but it could change day to day," Molitor said, per MLB.com

"It's all fine by me," Pressly said. "I just want to pitch and prove to them I've made some tweaks, and I'm not the same reliever that was all over the place in Spring Training. I just have to take the opportunity and run with it."

June 1, 2015 02:44 PM
Twins P Aaron Thompson unlikely to throw Monday
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

After throwing 35 pitches in Sunday's game, Twins manager Paul Molitor said pitcher Aaron Thompson will only pitch in Monday's contest at Kansas City in an emergency situation, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

In 10 1/3 innings this season, Thompson has a 0.87 ERA.

The Twins are the underdogs (+143) against the Royals.

June 1, 2015 03:06 PM
Santana suspended for PEDs; Pelfrey joins rotation, Thompson recalled
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana has been suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol, which is a performance-enhancing substance, Major League Baseball announced Friday. 

“We were disappointed to learn of the suspension of Ervin Santana for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program," the Twins said in a statement Friday. "We fully support Major League Baseball’s policy and its efforts to eliminate performance enhancing substances from our game. Per the protocol outlined in the Joint Drug Program, the Minnesota Twins will not comment further on this matter.”

Santana's suspension comes a day after Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino was suspended 80 games for also testing positive for Stanozolol. 

The 32-year-old Santana is in his first year with the Twins after signing a four-year, $55 million contract in the offseason. He also has a $14 million team option for a fifth year.

Mike Pelfrey, who lost out on the competition for the fifth spot in the rotation, will avoid a bullpen assignment and take Santana's spot in the rotation. Reliever Aaron Thompson was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to take Santana's roster spot.

"I am very disappointed that I tested positive for a performance enhancing drug," Santana said in a statement. "I am frustrated that I can't pinpoint how the substance in question entered my body. I would never knowingly take anything illegal to enhance my performance. What I can guarantee is I never knowingly took anything illegal to enhance my performance. That's just not me, never has ben and never will."

June 1, 2015 03:12 PM
Twins don't have roster spot for Thompson, optioned to Triple-A
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The Twins announced Monday they optioned reliever Aaron Thompson to Triple-A Rochester. Thompson went 1-1 with a 2.16 ERA and two saves in seven relief appearances this spring.

June 2, 2015 06:55 AM
Aaron Thompson added to Twins bullpen
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

The Twins purchased the contract of pitcher Aaron Thompson from Triple-A Rochester Saturday, to take Samuel Deduno's roster spot.

Thompson has not appeared in the majors since 2011, and has a 3.98 ERA in 52 innings at Rochester this season.

June 1, 2015 09:51 PM
Twins get closer to finalizing opening day roster
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The Twins made several roster moves Monday, which included releasing veteran reliever Matt Guerrier. The Twins also optioned pitcher Ryan Pressly, pitcher Michael Tonkin and catcher Chris Herrmann to Triple-A Rochester. 

Lastly, the Twins reassigned six players to minor-league camp. They were Matt HoffmanAaron ThomsponDeolis Guerra, Wilkin RamirezDoug Bernier and Deibinson Romero.

June 2, 2015 05:08 PM
Twins give Aaron Thompson minors deal
by Jeff Lippman |

The Minnesota Twins have re-signed minor league pitcher Aaron Thompson Monday. Thompson was suspended for the first 50 games of the last season for violating baseball's drug policy. He returned to post a 2.76 ERA over nearly 59 innings of work. He'll compete for a bullpen spot in spring training. 

June 2, 2015 11:56 AM
Thompson facing suspension
by Bill Passonno |

Minnesota general manager Terry Ryan said minor-league pitcher Aaron Thompson is facing a 50-game suspension for violating baseball’s drug policy. No penalty has been announced by the commissioner’s office involving the 25-year-old left-hander, who is not on the Twins’ 40-man major league roster. Thompson still has time to appeal. Ryan said Saturday that the suspension involved “recreational drug use.”

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Kansas City 4.101 2.08032
vs LHB 16.000 5.630611
vs RHB 16.100 4.41056
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
6/23CHW0000.12100
6/26@MIL0001.01000
6/29@CIN0001.01001
7/1@CIN0000.10000
7/3@KC0101.01101
7/4@KC0000.20000
7/5@KC0000.01000
Two Week Schedule
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2:10 pm
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6:10 pm
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2010WAS00 ---000000 0.00000000
2011PIT00 7.04410000 7.213662061
2014MIN00 2.45700000 7.18220026
2015MIN13 5.014100001 32.1321918201117
Total 13 4.945210001 47.1532726401924
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011PIT40000010001.000 --- ---
2014MIN7000000000 --- --- ---
2015MIN41000000000 --- --- ---
Total 520000010001.000 --- ---
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2011PITP41202001.000
2014MINP70110001.000
2015MINP4101147001.000
Total  5211459001.000
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2010WAS000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2011PIT01110 1.2030000 .38241 22.3 .6470
2014MIN1510 0.6000000 .28631 12.3 .3930
2015MIN23047 0.7020001 .264137 12.0 .3641
Total 34667 0.7650001 .290209 13.7 .4211
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2005 R-Marlins24 4.5088000 32.0422016101041
2005 A-Jamestown12 3.1055000 20.125137111017
2006 A-Greensboro88 3.632424000134.0139685412535114
2007 A-Jupiter46 3.372019000115.01216443243584
2008 AA-Carolina25 5.621616000 81.21116151924053
2008 R-Marlins00 2.0022000 9.08220019
2009AA-Harrisburg03 3.3866000 32.0321812301127
2009AA-Jacksonville59 4.112020000114.01216352724375
2010AAA-Syracuse Chiefs10 1.8011000 5.05110034
2010AA-Harrisburg Senators413 5.822626000136.016496881655395
2011AAA-Indianapolis Indians10 2.8454000 19.0236600910
2011AA-Altoona Curve47 5.202812000 83.01005548622051
2012AA-New Britain Rock Cat38 5.232213000 86.01155450982245
2013AAA-Rochester Red Wings32 3.48311006 44.0492017311342
2013AA-New Britain Rock Cat01 0.61110003 14.2111100311
2014AAA-Rochester Red Wings33 3.98460003 52.0492723512651
2015AAA-Rochester333.9846000352.0492723512651
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/205
Birthdate:
2/28/1987
Age:
32
Hometown:
Santa Fe, NM
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:

MLB Experience:
3