The Cubs have acquired outfielder Trayce Thompson from the Diamondbacks for cash considerations, per Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register. Thompson is now with Triple-A Iowa.
Thompson began his professional career with another Chicago organization – the White Sox – who chose him in the second round of the 2009 draft. He climbed to the majors in 2015 and wowed over 135 plate appearances with a .295/.363/.533 line and five home runs, though that wasn’t enough for the White Sox to keep him in the fold. In the ensuing offseason, they traded Thompson to the Dodgers in a three-team deal that also involved the Reds and featured some other notable names (including Todd Frazier, Frankie Montas and Scott Schebler).
Now 30 years old, Thompson hasn’t been able to replicate the success he had during his initial MLB action. His time with the Dodgers ran out after two seasons, and he most recently appeared in the majors in 2018 with the Athletics and his first team, the White Sox. In all, Thompson has amassed 589 plate appearances at the game’s highest level and batted .206/.276/.389 with 22 home runs. Thompson has posted fairly similar numbers in Triple-A, where he has hit .229/.288/.417 with 50 long balls in 1,373 PA.
Probably a 5th OFer type, but they’re needed too.
Especially with Heyward, Happ, and Marisnick on the DL
Heyward is playing but I don’t know about the other two.
Heyward is playing and looking like he’s 70 years old. Can’t believe how slow he has looked so far.
What did you miss the slide he just did last week after stealing 2b then scoring on a single by Duffy ?
The Cubs do not need a 5th OF in AAA.
This guy is a hater
He had that great debut, but then practically disappeared without a Trayce.
a fad away
vincent k. mcmahon
Wait a minute, isn’t Trayce, Klay’s brother?
Yep. And both are former Showtime Laker Mychal Thompson’s sons.
vincent k. mcmahon
Thanks. I kinda blanked when I wrote that.
Even without Theo they’re just grabbing at basically anything they can get because they can’t develop their own talent, embarrassing
Dumpster Divin Theo
Can’t develop talent?? You mean like Bryant, Baez, Hoerner, Happ, Schwarber, Contraras, Bote, etc? The only thing that is embarrassing is your moronic comment. Go troll your own team’s stories.
So far, out of that group, not a single one of those players can be counted on for consistent production other than maybe Willson Contreras. I certainly wouldn’t be beating my chest about the development of Happ, Schwarber, Hoerner, and Bote.
You sound like a cardinal fan
He broke his back in LA and never recovered.
He broke his back?
How long ago……….
On a mountain
For the sake of accuracy, he fractured a vertebrae.
Didn’t know this. Seems like a pretty relevant part of his career’s narrative considering the nature of back injuries.
Dumpster Divin Theo
No. He broke his mama’s back. Stepped on a crack.
Dumpster told a funny _ not
Bryant left tonight’s game feeling sick. Related?
Dumpster Divin Theo
Can’t blame him. Maybe he’ll opt out if not traded.
Likely a sign the Cubs are going to call up Maybin and Thompson will replace Maybin in AAA
You’ve got nothing on Worf Worfington.
Who ever the Cubs have a t the AA level playing outfield would be better than Thompson. Had no idea he had a back injury however he’s batting about .120 over his last 300 or so MLB plate appearances. Yes Cubs have injuries to their outfielders however I still believe whoever they have at double or triple A would be better than Thompson. The cash considerations should be no better than a six pack of beer. Maybin should be called up. There are better players looking for work than Thompson.
Appreciate that you made the effort to TRAYCE THOMPSON’s baseball career !!
Anyone notice how the Cardinals are running away with this Division and have the best record in baseball?
No, but I did save 15% on my car insurance by switching to Geico.
Anyone notice the easiest way to rid ourselves of trolls commenting with stuff that has nothing to do with the article is hit the mute button. Nice knowing you, themed.
I can’t find the mute button on my phone. I have an iPhone. Help please!
I did notice that our Cubs lead the Redbirds head-to-head historically.
Can’t believe Trace is still hanging around. I guess it’s better than working.
@DodgerOK….Yes, because minor leaguers don’t work and are well compensated.
I’m making such an ignorant comment, DodgerOK shows that he may also need to be informed that this comment was made sarcastically.
In* making such an ignorant comment, but the autocorrect typo is a bit ironic.
Maybe Thompson will prove to be the next Mike Yastrzemski. Probably not, but you never know.
Gee…after that great WS win, our Cubs unloaded a few players…all they needed was a leadoff hitter, one outfielder, a second baseman utility guy and pitching…fast forward to 2021, all they need us more of the same…let’s get fan ready for lucky .500 ball…damn it
Gee, our Cubs pitching staff ERA 2021
1. Hendricks. 6.23
2. Arrieta. 4.31
3. Davies. 6.30
4. Williams. 5.81
5. Alzolay. 4.50
Let’s pick up a 30 year-old, 200 hitting number 5 or 6 outfielder instead to fill the gaps…damn it
Didn’t even know he was still playing
Trayce was solid as a Dodger I remember him robbing a HR and then hitting a monster HR into the rafters in Tampa bay. Poor guy had some back issues and really hurt his career.
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He is there because right now with Bryant under the weather they are on their #4 CF (Joc). They need someone disposable to call up in case of emergency, since you just want to DFA him after the emergency would be over.
Besides, how much worse would he be at the plate than Heyward?