Angels Designate Rich Thompson For Assignment

The Angels have designated Rich Thompson for assignment, reports MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez (on Twitter). The move creates roster space for Brad Mills.

Thompson, 27, has allowed four runs in 2 1/3 innings this year. The Australian-born right-hander pitched to a 3.00 ERA with 9.3 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 in 54 innings for the Halos last summer. He is out of options and could not be sent to the minors without first clearing waivers, and there's a chance Thompson will be claimed given his strong 2011 performance.

The Angels acquired Mills from the Blue Jays in exchange for Jeff Mathis back in December.


3 Responses to Angels Designate Rich Thompson For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. is this a joke, why not just send down david carpenter, he actually had a good season last year

  2. he was one of the relievers who didn’t suck

  3. Dipoto and Sosh must know something the rest of us don’t.  I considered him an asset last year, not stellar, but a good complement to Downs.  I don’t have faith in any right hander in the pen right now, except Walden.

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