Thompson joined the Diamondbacks on a minor-league deal Sunday.
Thompson spent the entire 2019 season with Triple-A Columbus as a member of the Indians organization, hitting .219/.294/.482 with 24 home runs, 56 RBI and 51 runs scored over 89 games. The 28-year-old will have the opportunity to impress Arizona's major-league staff this spring before likely returning to the minors for an extended period of time.
Thompson was released by Cleveland on Friday.
Thompson had spent the entire season with Triple-A Columbus but failed to impress. He did hit 24 homers in 89 games, but that came with a .219 batting average, a 36.1 percent strikeout rate and an 88 wRC+. With a career .206/.276/.389 slash line over parts of four big-league seasons, he'll be stuck looking for another minor-league contract for now.
Thompson was assigned to minor-league camp Saturday, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Thompson did all he could to earn a job this spring, hitting .293/.383/.610, but without a 40-man roster spot, he was always going to be a long shot. He's expected to open the year with Triple-A Columbus.
Thompson signed a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to spring training with the Indians.
Thompson continues to bounce around the league after spending the 2018 season split between the Athletics, White Sox, Yankees and Dodgers. He played in 51 big-league games, slashing just .117/.162/.211 with nine RBI in 128 at-bats. The 27-year-old will compete to earn a spot as a fourth or fifth outfielder on Cleveland's roster this upcoming spring.
Thompson cleared waivers Monday and was outrighted to Tirple-A Charlotte, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports.
Thompson won't end up with his fifth organization of the season but will instead remain with the White Sox. He could be back up with the team at some point, but he's now off the 40-man roster, putting him one step further from a return. Even if he does end up back in the big leagues, he's carrying a .117/.162/.211 in 51 major-league games this season, making him an unappealing fantasy asset.
Thompson was desginated for assignment by the White Sox on Friday, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports.
Thompson is living the life of a journeyman so far this calendar year, having already spent time with the Dodgers, Yankees, Athletics and White Sox in 2018. He could join his fifth organization of the year if claimed off waivers by another team. His performances have been far below replacement level, though, as he's hitting just .117/.162/.211 through 51 games, so there's a decent chance he returns to the White Sox in a minor-league role. A pair of Garcias, Leury (knee) and Avisail (hamstring), were activated from the disabled list to replace Thompson and the optioned Jose Rondon.
Thompson will start in right field and bat eighth in Sunday's game against the Tigers.
Though he has posted a dismal .168 on-base percentage across 132 plate appearances this season, Thompson continues to see a fair amount of action for the White Sox, as Sunday's start will mark his fourth in five games. Chicago's lack of healthy outfield options seems to be the may impetus behind Thompson's continued usage, so the 27-year-old could see his opportunities tail off once one of Avisail Garcia (hamstring), Nicky Delmonico (hand) or Leury Garcia (knee) is back from the disabled list.
Thompson will start in right field and bat seventh Sunday against the Brewers.
Thompson will receive his fourth straight start Sunday, but it would seem he's only receiving the regular playing time out of necessity with three of Chicago's outfield options (Nicky Delmonico, Avisail Garcia and Leury Garcia) all on the disabled list. The 27-year-old has produced only four hits in 21 at-bats over his last 10 games and is slashing .138/.185/.276 across 92 plate appearances on the season.
Thompson will start in left field and bat eighth Sunday against the Tigers, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Thompson will pick up his third straight start while the White Sox contend with a slew of injuries in the outfield. The 27-year-old recorded a base hit in each of the past two contests, but with his season line still sitting at an ugly .133/.167/.280 across 78 plate appearances, he'll need to produce at a far higher rate before generating serious interest outside of AL-only formats.
Thompson is out of the lineup versus Minnesota on Friday.
Daniel Palka will get the nod in right field while Thompson heads to the bench after going 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two strikeouts during Thursday's series opener. Over the course of 15 games in 2018, Thompson is slashing .140/.178/.372 with three home runs, three RBI and one stolen base.
Thompson is not in the Wednesday's lineup against the Cardinals.
Thompson will take a seat after making three straight starts and going 0-for-8 with two walks and two runs scored during those contests. In his stead, Daniel Palka will man right field and bat seventh.
Thompson is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader in Kansas City.
Leury Garcia will get the start in center field while Daniel Palka gets the nod in right field for the matinee. Thompson will likely be back in the fold for the nightcap against southpaw Eric Skoglund.
Thompson will man right field and bat eighth against Kansas City on Thursday.
Thompson was added to the lineup card since Nicky Delmonico was scratched with neck stiffness. During eight big-league games this season, Thompson is hitting .136/.136/.318 with one home run and one RBI.
Thompson replaced the injured Avisail Garcia (hamstring) in right field for a second straight day and went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to Seattle.
Thompson has been the choice early on to get at-bats while Garcia is unavailable, but he's hitting just .136 overall this season and is 2-for-15 since joining the White Sox. We may see some of Daniel Palka, who was called up when Garcia was placed on the disabled list, in right field.
Thompson started in right field and went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's 1-0 loss to the Mariners.
Thompson batted seventh in the order while getting the start in place of the injured Avisail Garcia, who was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a hamstring injury. The recently acquired Thompson should get consistent at-bats while Garcia is unavailable.
Thompson entered Monday's game as a replacement for injured right fielder Avisail Garcia (hamstring). He went 1-for-3 in Chicago's 10-4 win over Seattle.
We'll learn more about Garcia's hamstring injury, which occurred as he tried to beat out an infield grounder. Thompson figures to get increased playing time if Garcia is forced to miss any games. Thompson's played left field and right field during his first four days in a White Sox uniform and could push for regular at-bats in center if Adam Engel (.163) doesn't pick it up offensively.
Thompson started in left field and went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 10-1 loss to Houston.
Thompson made his first start since he was acquired by the White Sox on Thursday. There could be more starts coming up for Thompson given that Chicago's outfield ranks 29th with a .584 OPS. Most of that limited production is attributable to center fielder Adam Engel (.540 OPS) and right fielder Avisail Garcia (.527), which is why it's puzzling that Thompson got the start in place of the one outfielder that's hitting, Nicky Delmonico. The 27-year-old Thompson is in position to get some opportunities on a rebuilding team like the White Sox, but there's little about his track record to believe he can take advantage.
Thompson was traded to the White Sox for cash considerations Thursday.
This marks Thompson's fourth organization since the start of the 2018 season, but this time he'll be returning to the club that gave him his start when the White Sox drafted him in 2009. Thomspon has struggled to earn regular playing time each of the last two seasons and has never gotten more than 236 big league at-bats in a season. However, it's possible that a rebuilding team like the White Sox would be willing to see what it has in the 27-year-old. Thompson can play all three outfield spots and showed decent power against right-handed pitching in 2016 when he hit 10 home runs off of righties.
Thompson was designated for assignment Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Thompson was removed from the roster in order to make room for Trevor Cahill. If he gets claimed by another team, it will be his fourth club in a month after being part of the Dodgers', Yankees' and Athletics' organizations. The 27-year-old's career numbers (.232/.307/.440 in 154 major-league games) are likely strong enough to earn him another shot somewhere, but they clearly haven't been enough to make him an indispensable part of any one team.
Thompson was picked up off waivers by Oakland on Thursday.
Thompson only spent a couple days in the Yankees' organization and was made available to waivers when the club sent him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday. The 27-year-old appeared in 27 games for the Dodgers last season, hitting just .122/.218/.265 over 55 plate appearances. The A's could use Thompson as part of their outfield mix, particularly against lefties, until Dustin Fowler is ready to join the big club.
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