November 2, 1985 |
La Plata, Maryland
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|June 21, 2008 for the Cincinnati Reds|
(through 2011 Season)
|Earned run average||8.31|
Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals
On July 13, 2006, the Reds traded Austin Kearns, Felipe López, and Ryan Wagner to the Washington Nationals for Thompson, Bill Bray, Royce Clayton, Brendan Harris, and Gary Majewski. Thompson rose quickly through the minor league system of the Reds. While playing for the Triple-A Louisville Bats, where he won three games in four starts.
After compiling a 2.22 ERA in the minors, Thompson was called up by the Reds on June 20, 2008, to replace the 0-3 Homer Bailey. His first start came on June 21, 2008, against another rookie making his first start, Dan Giese of the New York Yankees. He pitched well, allowing no runs while striking out two and stranding eight baserunners (four hits/four walks) over five innings.
Thompson was outrighted to Louisville from the 40-man roster, and accepted his assignment with an invite to Spring Training. He was re-added to the 40-man roster following the 2010 season.
Thompson signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins on November 22, 2011.
New York Mets
He signed a minor league deal with the Mets on August 20, 2013 and was assigned to AAA Las Vegas.