Astros Sign Brad Thompson

The Astros have signed righthander Brad Thompson to a minor league deal according to the Triple-A Pacific Coast League transactions. Thompson elected to become a free agent last week after the Royals designated him for assignment. 

The 28-year-old posted a 6.41 ERA in 19.2 innings for Kansas City this year, though his strikeout rate was an unimpressive 4.6 K/9. Thompson spent the first five years of his career with the Cardinals, throwing 385.2 innings with a respectable 4.36 ERA.

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3 Comments on "Astros Sign Brad Thompson"

5 years 2 months ago

In other ‘news’ I had a roast beef sandwich for lunch and it was yummy!

5 years 2 months ago

Wow, the Astros must be desperate. Except for his promising 2005 rookie year, Thompson has always been a mediocre mop-up reliever.

5 years 2 months ago

This is what the Astros have to do because they have no farm system, sign filler guys and hope they work out.