Here we go again – Rich Thompson back on the waiver wire

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Rich Thompson Designated For Assignment

In a surprise move that will disappoint all of Australia, the Athletics have designated Rich Thompson for assignment, the team has announced. The move creates room on the 40-man roster for Jim Miller, who was recalled from Triple-A.

Rich, 27, was claimed off waivers from the Angels only last week. He faced three batters during his brief time with Oakland, allowing a single in between two outs.

The Angels designated the right-hander for assignment after he allowed four runs in his first 2 1/3 innings of the season.

Thompson pitched to a 3.00 ERA with 9.3 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 in 54 innings last season and is out of options, meaning he can’t be sent to the minors without first clearing waivers.

Rich tweeted this on learning the news:-

Rich Thompson ‏ @Chopper_54 – Lost for words everyone, but thanks to all the A’s fans you guys really welcomed me and made it feel like a great place to play

1 Comment

He might get picked up by the Twins! Thus adding another Aussie to the Twins alumni.

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