Athletics Designate Rich Thompson For Assignment

The Athletics have designated Rich Thompson for assignment, the team announced. The move creates room on the 40-man roster for Jim Miller, who was recalled from Triple-A.

Thompson, 27, was claimed off waivers from the Angels last week. He faced three batters during his brief time with Oakland, allowing a single in between two outs. The Angels designated the Australian-born 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.


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24 Comments on "Athletics Designate Rich Thompson For Assignment"


NathanielS
3 years 4 months ago

That’s just mean.

Tom R
3 years 4 months ago

Can the Angels claim him again and assign him to the minors?

Lastings
3 years 4 months ago

Yes, but then they need to DFA him, clear waivers, and accept his assignment. I believe though he has to accept since it would be the first time he would be outrighted…

doyers
3 years 4 months ago

he gets dfa from the angels first and now from the a’s

Zach
3 years 4 months ago

..thanks

chico65
3 years 4 months ago

Hey, he’s a Laker fan.  What do you expect?

corey23
3 years 4 months ago

where else does one have to go after the a’s?  royals? astros?

SoCalAngelsFan75
3 years 4 months ago

home

johnsilver
3 years 4 months ago

 “Sittin’ in a railway station, got a ticket for my destination.”

NathanielS
3 years 4 months ago

hmmmm hmm uhh ummmm

johnsilver
3 years 4 months ago

Not a music lover?

Kidding

NathanielS
3 years 4 months ago

It’s the bridge, before suitcase and guitar in hand!

johnsilver
3 years 4 months ago

 Guess you are. LOL We got the tune going.

cookmeister
3 years 4 months ago

Australia

3 years 4 months ago

Who’s Jim Miller?

Snoochies8
3 years 4 months ago

no idea….he isn’t even the AAA pitcher that melvin liked the most…weird

chico65
3 years 4 months ago

A former Bears QB?

Guest
3 years 4 months ago

How is Luke Hughes not already gone, also? They should DFA him and recall Rosales, post-haste.

bigmike04
3 years 4 months ago

I think A’s are hoping he clear waivers, so they can stash him at Triple A…

redsx968
3 years 4 months ago

Obviously…

chico65
3 years 4 months ago

He should team up with doyers above.  Look out Keith Law, there are some new sheriffs in town.

phillies1102
3 years 4 months ago

Highly doubt this guy is clearing waivers. The Athletics got him because they had priority, but I’m sure 3 or 4 teams also put claims. I am a Phils fan, and I believe that after putting Stutes on the DL, we are desperate for a reliever. So we’ll definitelty put in a claim. Will we get him? probably not, because any of the other 28 teams all have priority over us.

chico65
3 years 4 months ago

That’s quite a-stutes of an observation

phillies1102
3 years 4 months ago

Just being a chico off the old block!