Aaron Thompson

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Aaron Thompson
Aaron Thompson 2010.jpg
Tenure with the Washington Nationals
Minnesota Twins – No. 64
Pitcher
Born: (1987-02-28) February 28, 1987 (age 27)
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
August 24, 2011 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
(through August 31, 2014)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 6.00
Strikeouts 2
Teams

Aaron M. Thompson (born February 28, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Early life[edit]

Thompson is originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. He grew up in Beaumont, Texas, and then graduated from Second Baptist High School of Houston in 2005. While there, he went 8-3 with two saves and 0.84 earned run average in 14 games as a senior, with 133 strikeouts and 35 walks in 66 innings.

Professional career[edit]

Florida Marlins[edit]

He had signed a National Letter of Intent with Texas A&M,[1] but was drafted in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft and joined the Florida Marlins organization.

While with the Marlins; Thompson was selected as organizational Pitcher of the Month, Player of the Week, and he represented his club as a member of the South Atlantic League All-Star Team.

In 5 minor league seasons with the Marlins, Thompson had a a record of 22-31.

Washington Nationals[edit]

The Washington Nationals acquired him at the 2009 trade deadline for first baseman Nick Johnson. Thompson did not pitch well in his 1 and a half seasons in Washington's minor league system, notching a record of 5-16 between Double-A and AAA.

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed Thompson off waivers from the Nationals on December 24, 2010.[2]

On August 24, 2011, Thompson made his major league debut for the Pirates at PNC Park. During the game, he pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings, before being relieved in the 2-0 shutout over the Milwaukee Brewers.[3]

Following the 2011 season, Thompson played winter ball for the Toros del Este of the LIDOM.

Minnesota Twins[edit]

Thompson signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins on December 15, 2011. Between 2012 and 2013, Thompson pitched exclusively out of the bullpen, totaling 64 appearances between relieving and starting. In 2012, Thompson was suspended for violating MLB's drug policy.[4]

On August 30th, 2014, Thompson was added to the 40 man roster and called up, taking the roster spot of Samuel Deduno.[5]

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