Tenure with the Washington Nationals
|Minnesota Twins – No. 64|
February 28, 1987 |
Santa Fe, New Mexico
|Bats: Left||Throws: Left|
|August 24, 2011 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
(through August 31, 2014)
|Earned run average||6.00|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- MLB.com profile
- Pirates claim RHP Thompson, signs INF Atkins
- Associated Press. "Aaron Thompson, Pirates bullpen combine on shutout of Brewers". ESPN.com. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)