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Diamondbacks' Ryan Thompson: Reaches deal with Diamondbacks
Thompson signed a one-year, $1.4 million contract with the Diamondbacks on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Thompson struggled for the first half of the 2023 season with the Rays, but he posted a pristine 0.69 ERA and 0.54 WHIP across 13 innings after being picked up by Arizona. While that's a limited sample of success, he projects to play a key role in the Diamondbacks' bullpen this season.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ryan Thompson: Earns first postseason win
Thompson pitched 1.1 perfect innings en route to a win in Tuesday's 4-2 victory over the Phillies in Game 7 of the NLCS.
Thompson was summoned into the game in the fifth inning with Kyle Schwarber in scoring position at second base, but he managed to escape the jam and pitch a clean sixth. Thompson's high ground ball rate, which accounted for 61.2 percent of balls in play against him in 30.2 regular-season innings, allows him to pitch to contact and helps to generate perfect outings like Tuesday's performance. So far this postseason, Thompson has a 2.53 ERA and 1.22 WHIP across 10.2 innings with eight strikeouts.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ryan Thompson: Sets up save
Thompson allowed one hit while striking out two over a scoreless inning in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the White Sox.
Thompson pitched the eighth inning, preserving the lead for Paul Sewald who converted the save. Kevin Ginkel is normally the choice to pitch the eighth inning of close games, but manager Torey Lovullo went another way after Ginkel's most recent outing Monday when he was tagged with the loss. The manager rewarded Thompson, who has been effective since being added to the Diamondbacks' bullpen in late August. The reliever has a 0.75 ERA and 0.50 WHIP over 12 innings.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ryan Thompson: Notches save in team debut
Thompson struck out one batter in a perfect inning and earned a save against the Reds on Sunday.
Thompson was promoted from Triple-A Reno on Sunday and was thrown right into a save situation. He posted a 6.11 ERA in 17.2 innings with the Rays this season before being designated for assignment. Scott McGough threw 1.2 innings while Paul Sewald did not appear in Sunday's game.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ryan Thompson: Moves up to Arizona
The Diamondbacks selected Thompson's contract from Triple-A Reno on Sunday.
Arizona designated right-hander Nabil Crismatt for assignment to clear room in the bullpen for Thompson, who could make his Diamondbacks debut in Sunday's series finale with the Reds. Before inking a minor-league deal with Arizona earlier this month following his release from Tampa Bay, Thompson had produced a 6.11 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 12:7 K:BB in 17.2 innings at the big-league level with the Rays this season.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ryan Thompson: Inks minor-league deal
Thompson (undisclosed) signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Sunday, Alex Weiner of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Thompson saw some high-leverage work with the Rays between 2021 and 2022 but struggled earlier this year, posting a 6.11 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 17.2 innings over 18 relief appearances. He was on the injured list with an undisclosed issue before being released by Tampa Bay, and it's not yet clear whether he's back to full health.... See More ... See Less
Ryan Thompson: Cut loose by Tampa Bay
The Rays released Thompson (undisclosed) on Wednesday.
Thompson was removed from the 40-man roster Wednesday and has now been cut loose entirely after clearing waivers. The veteran reliever had a nice run with the Rays from 2020 through 2022 but has produced a 6.11 ERA and 12:7 K:BB over 17.2 innings at the major-league level this season. Thompson had been on the injured list at Triple-A Durham, and it's not clear at this point if he's healthy.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Ryan Thompson: Bumped off 40-man roster
The Rays designated Thompson (undisclosed) for assignment Wednesday, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.
Before he was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Aug. 2, Thompson had accrued a 6.11 ERA while striking out 12 batters over 17.2 innings in the big leagues this season. His results at Durham (3.26 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 24 strikeouts in 19.1 innings) have been better, but he hasn't pitched for the affiliate since his demotion after being placed on the 7-day injured list Aug. 6. He'll likely stick around at Durham if he goes unclaimed upon being exposed to waivers.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Ryan Thompson: Sent back to Durham
Thompson was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
This move clears out a 26-man roster spot for Aaron Civale, who was acquired from the Guardians on Monday and is expected to make his Rays debut in a start this Saturday against the Tigers. Thompson did not make an appearance during his two-day stint in the Tampa Bay bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Ryan Thompson: Recalled from Triple-A
Thompson was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Monday, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.
Thompson has split time pretty evenly between Triple-A and the majors this season. He has a 3.26 ERA and 61.4 percent groundball rate in 19.1 innings at Triple-A and a 6.11 ERA over 17.2 innings in the big leagues. He should work in low-leverage situations.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Ryan Thompson: Optioned to Triple-A
Thompson was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Friday, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.
One day after being called up, Thompson will return to Durham. He appeared in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Phillies, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits while striking out a batter over one inning. In a corresponding move, Elvin Rodriguez had his contract selected from Triple-A.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Ryan Thompson: Returns to majors
Thompson was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The Rays needed six pitchers to get through Wednesday's loss to the Phillies, so they're bringing in Thompson as a fresh bullpen arm. He's posted a 5.94 ERA in 17 appearances with Tampa Bay in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Ryan Thompson: Optioned to Triple-A
Thompson was optioned Thursday to Triple-A Durham, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Pete Fairbanks (hip) is back from the injured list, so Thompson gets the boot. He's struggled to a 5.94 ERA and 11:7 K:BB in 16.2 innings of work this year out of the Rays' bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Ryan Thompson: Recalled from Durham
Tampa Bay recalled Thompson from Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.
Thompson gives the Rays a fresh arm in the bullpen, and he forged a 2.25 ERA over three appearances with Durham after being demoted to Triple-A on May 22. The right-hander has struggled in the majors with a 6.60 ERA over his 16 appearances in 2023, and he isn't likely to see a plethora of high-leverage chances while he's with the club. Jose Lopez was optioned back to Durham in the corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Ryan Thompson: Optioned to Triple-A
Thompson was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Steve Carney of StPeteNine.com reports.
Thompson will head to Durham after he's surrendered at least one run in four out of his last five appearances. Over that stretch, the right-hander has given up nine runs over five frames, raising his season-long ERA from 1.80 to 6.60. He'll look to recenter himself with Triple-A before being returned to the major-league roster later this season. In a corresponding move, right-hander Cooper Criswell will join the Rays in Tampa Bay.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Ryan Thompson: Activated from injured list
Thompson was activated from the 15-day injured list by the Rays on Friday, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.
Thompson wound up needing only a minimum stay on the injured list due to a strained right lat. Zack Burdi was optioned to clear space on the roster and in the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Ryan Thompson: Heads to IL with lat strain
Thompson was placed on the 15-day injured list Saturday with a right lat strain, Ryan Bass of Bally Sports Sun reports.
There is no public timetable yet, but this is an injury that can sometimes cost pitchers multiple months. Trevor Kelley will replace Thompson in the Rays' bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Ryan Thompson: Makes spring debut
Thompson (triceps) walked a batter in a scoreless inning of relief Sunday in the Rays' 5-2 loss to the Orioles in Grapefruit League play.
The appearance marked the spring debut for Thompson, who closed the 2022 season on the 60-day injured list with right triceps inflammation. The injury may have prompted the Rays to ease Thompson back into action this spring, but the right-handed reliever looks as though he'll be fully ramped up by the time Opening Day arrives. He was a key piece in the middle-to-late innings for the Rays in 2022, logging a 3.80 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 39:11 K:BB in 42.2 frames while notching three wins, three saves and 10 holds.... See More ... See Less
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