Thompson suffered a fractured left hamate bone and will miss approximately four weeks, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Thompson was off to a slow start with High-A Down East before suffering the injury, which will require surgery to repair, hitting just .150/.209/.200 with a pair of doubles and a pair of stolen bases through 12 games. The 20-year-old prospect is still a couple of years away from the majors, so the rebuilding Rangers figure to handle him with care during his recovery.
Thompson went 4-for-6 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored for Low-A Hickory on Wednesday.
Thompson is surging for the Crawdads, batting .471 (16-for-34) with three home runs, 11 RBI and nine runs scored over the last eight games. The 20-year-old center fielder is known more for his speed (28 steals), but has cleared the fence eight times in 2018, adding a bit of power projection to his scouting report. The 2017 first-round pick has exceeded expectations with a .295 batting average, but warning signs abound. Thompson has a 26.6 K% with an unsustainable BABIP of .389.
Thompson went 8-for-26 (.308) with two RBI and three steals for Low-A Hickory over six games this past week.
Thompson had gone 27 at-bats without a hit before a three-hit game to start his six-game run. The Rangers' first-round pick (26th overall) in the 2017 draft is slashing .252/.311/.397 in 38 games for the Crawdads.
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