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.

24 Responses to Athletics Designate Rich Thompson For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. NathanielS 3 years ago

    That’s just mean.

  2. Tom R 3 years ago

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

    • Lastings 3 years 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…

  3. doyers 3 years ago

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

  4. corey23 3 years ago

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

  5. Who’s Jim Miller?

    • Snoochies8 3 years ago

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

    • chico65 3 years ago

      A former Bears QB?

  6. Guest 3 years ago

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

  7. bigmike04 3 years ago

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

    • redsx968 3 years ago


      • chico65 3 years ago

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

  8. phillies1102 3 years 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.

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