Thompson (shoulder) is expected to throw a bullpen session Friday or Saturday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Thompson was shut down from throwing shortly before the All-Star break after experiencing some discomfort during a session, but he's apparently now set to pick things back up. The 29-year-old isn't expected to be activated at any point during the initial series of the second half against Atlanta.
Thompson (shoulder) isn't expected to make his return from the 10-day injured list until the final week of July, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Thompson was placed on the IL on June 30 and was recently shut down from throwing, though he looks poised to resume activity shortly. However, the Rays will still want to see Thompson complete a rehab assignment at Triple-A Durham before he rejoins the active roster, so he'll likely remain sidelined for the club's first three or four series coming out of the All-Star break. The 29-year-old righty owns a 2.38 ERA and 1.03 WHIP to go with a 37:9 K:BB, 11 holds and three wins across 36 relief appearances this season.
Thompson (shoulder) has been shut down from throwing temporarily, the team's official site reports.
The right-hander was able to throw Sunday and Monday with relatively minimal soreness, but he then felt an increase in discomfort during a Thursday session. As such, Thompson was given Friday and Saturday off, and he'll attempt to resume throwing Sunday. If all goes without setbacks, the reliever should be ready to return sometime shortly after the All-Star break.
Thompson was placed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation Wednesday, retroactive to June 28, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Thompson gave up two runs in two-thirds of an inning Sunday but still earned the hold against the Angels. It's not yet clear whether his injury will force him to miss more than the minimum of 10 days, but he'll be eligible to return just before the All-Star break. The Rays are hopeful that he'll have a short stay on the injured list, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Left-hander Ryan Sherriff was recalled from Triple-A Durham in a corresponding move.
Thompson garnered his ninth hold in a win over the Nationals on Tuesday, firing two-thirds scoreless innings during which he recorded two strikeouts.
Thompson inherited a certifiable mess from bullpen mate J.P. Feyereisen, who walked three of the four batters he faced to open the eighth inning and jam the bases. However, Thompson was masterful when called upon, recording strikeouts of Ryan Zimmerman and Josh Bell to snuff out the threat. The 28-year-old continues to be one of manager Kevin Cash's most reliable later-inning options, and he's now generated nine scoreless efforts in his last 10 appearances.
Thompson recorded his seventh hold in a win over the Yankees on Monday, firing a scoreless eighth inning during which he recorded two strikeouts.
Thompson was optimally efficient, firing 10 of 12 pitches for strikes during a dominant frame. The right-hander has churned out six scoreless appearances in his last seven trips to the mound, a 6.2-inning stretch during which he's posted a win in addition to Monday's hold and lowered his ERA from 2.55 to 2.22.
Thompson (3-2) earned the win Wednesday against the Orioles after pitching a scoreless inning in relief, allowing one hit and striking out three.
Thompson might have allowed a one-out triple to Austin Hays, but he struck out the other three batters he faced -- Cedric Mullins, Trey Mancini and Pedro Severino -- en route to his third win of the campaign. The 28-year-old right-hander has allowed just two runs (one earned) across 7.2 innings in nine appearances this month.
Thompson (2-2) allowed one run on two hits while striking out two in an inning of work as he took the loss against the Yankees on Wednesday.
Thompson took over for Ryan Yarbrough in the sixth and easily struck out both batters he faced to get out of the inning. He returned for the seventh, allowing a leadoff single to Aaron Judge, who eventually came around to score after Thompson exited the game. The 29-year-old still owns a solid 2.55 ERA as that was the first run he's given up since April 21. He still figures to be one of manager Kevin Cash's go-to guys in high-leverage situations despite the minor hiccup in Wednesday's loss.
Thompson recorded his fifth hold in a win over the Angels on Wednesday, allowing one hit over 1.2 scoreless innings. He struck out two and also hit a batter.
Thompson worked in what amounted to a setup role behind Jeffrey Springs in the victory, garnering his second hold of the series in the process. The 28-year-old now has five straight scoreless appearances, a stretch during which he's secured his second win and three holds overall while lowering his ERA from 3.60 to 2.40.
Thompson secured his third hold in a win over the Athletics on Tuesday, allowing a hit and recording a strikeout over a scoreless inning.
Thompson got 11 of his 16 pitches into the strike zone during a mostly efficient seventh inning, with the 28-year-old recording his fifth scoreless effort in his last six trips to the mound. The right-hander has blown both of the save chances he's been afforded thus far, but he's otherwise rewarded fantasy managers with a pair of victories, a 2.92 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP in addition to his trio of holds.
Thompson (2-1) pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and one walk while striking out two to earn the win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Thompson relieved Ryan Yarbrough in the seventh inning while the game was still tied before the Rays took the lead, giving Thompson the win. The 28-year-old is a key setup reliever for the Rays this season. He has an ERA of 3.18 and two holds in 11.1 innings.
Thompson recorded his second hold in a win over the Royals on Monday, firing 1.2 perfect innings during which he recorded a strikeout.
The right-hander allowed three runs (two earned) across his first three appearances of the season, but he subsequently settled down, yielding just one run over six innings in his last five outings. Monday's clean performance marked Thompson's third straight scoreless appearance, all of which were at least a full inning.
Thompson (1-0) was credited with the win in the Opening Day victory over the Marlins, allowing a hit and no walks over a scoreless seventh inning. He struck out one.
Thompson made quick work of the Marlins after taking over for Tyler Glasnow, notching first-pitch strikes against three of the four batters he faced and getting three swings and misses as well. The 28-year-old's strong start was an extension of his work this spring, when he posted a 1.59 ERA, 0.18 WHIP and .056 BAA across 5.2 frames.
Thompson, who was credited with a hold in a Grapefruit League win over the Red Sox on Monday, has yet to allow a run across 2.2 innings over three spring appearances.
The right-hander also has a couple of strikeouts and has yet to issue a walk, so he's making an excellent impression this spring after holding his own during a rookie 2020 campaign in which he produced a 4.44 ERA across 25 appearances (one start). Thompson's early form appears to have him on relatively firm footing for an Opening Day roster spot, although he will of course have to keep it up for the remainder of the exhibition slate.
Thompson will start Thursday's Game 4 against the Yankees, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
The 28-year-old will serve as the opener Thursday with Tampa Bay attempting to close out the series. Thompson has delivered 3.1 scoreless frames this postseason -- including two innings Monday versus the Yankees -- and had a 4.44 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 23:8 K:BB over 26.1 innings during the regular season.
Thompson retired the final two batters in Saturday's 3-1 win over Baltimore to secure the save Saturday.
Thompson was called upon to close out the contest with Tampa Bay holding a two-run lead in the ninth inning. The right-hander needed only five pitches to seal the victory and earn the first save of his big-league career. Thompson doesn't figure to be given many more save opportunities over the final week of the season, though Tampa Bay's unconventional ninth-inning approach leaves open the possibility that he could find himself in a similar situation at some point. Nonetheless, his 4.81 ERA and 1.48 WHIP suggest that there are better options to pursue if eyeing a target in the Tampa Bay bullpen.
Thompson (1-2) took the loss against the Yankees on Tuesday, allowing three earned runs on three hits over 1.1 innings. He struck out one.
Thompson threw only 16 of 27 pitches for strikes and allowed a bases-clearing double to Gio Urshela in which both the third baseman and Todd Frazier were able to cross the plate on errors. The 28-year-old's stumble snapped a four-appearance scoreless streak for Thompson, who saw his ERA bump up from 3.18 to 4.42 on Tuesday.
Thompson (1-1) allowed two runs on two hits and no walks while striking out zero over one inning as he was charged with the loss Friday against the Blue Jays.
Thompson could serve as an opener for the Rays during the team's weekend series in Buffalo, but he got off on the wrong foot in the first game. The right-hander's ERA rose to 2.45 with a 5:4 K:BB over 11 innings across eight appearances to begin the season.
Manager Kevin Cash mentioned Thompson as a candidate to serve as an opener during one of the two weekend games against the Blue Jays in Buffalo, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
The 28-year-old's most recent trip to the mound came Tuesday against the Red Sox, an outing during which he also secured his first big-league win. Thompson has already logged a trio of two-inning appearances in the early going of the season, so his arm should certainly be up to the task of logging the 1-to-2 frames manager Kevin Cash has typically asked his openers to cover in the past.
Thompson (1-0) was credited with the win in a victory over the Yankees on Sunday, firing a perfect ninth inning.
Thompson capped his whirlwind of a weekend off with his first big-league victory, flummoxing the Yankees for the second time in 24 hours. The 28-year-old had started the second game of Saturday's doubleheader and delivered a pair of scoreless frames in that contest, and after being optioned and then recalled from the alternate training site in Port Charlotte in a matter of hours, he came through in a much higher-leverage scenario Sunday by retiring the dangerous trio of DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Judge and Aaron Hicks in order and on just eight pitches. Thompson may well shuttle back and forth between the majors and the Rays' alternate site on additional occasions this season, but for the time being, he may remain up while Oliver Drake (biceps) is sidelined.
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|2016||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||40.0||23||0||0||3||1||3||23||10||32||1.80||1.050|
|2017||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||59.0||31||0||0||2||3||6||55||11||59||2.59||1.186|
|2019||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||3.0||2||0||0||0||0||1||5||0||2||0.00||0.667|