Rich Thompson (pitcher, born 1984)
|Toronto Blue Jays|
1 July 1984 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|1 September, 2007 for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim|
(through 2011 Season)
|Earned run average||3.98|
|Olympic medal record|
|Silver||Athens 2004||Team Competition|
Richard Graeme Thompson (born 1 July 1984) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He resides in both Australia and Arkansas with his wife during the off seasons.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Thompson had his contract purchased by the Angels' major league club on 1 September, 2007, marking the first time he was on the major league roster. He made his major league debut on that same day against the Texas Rangers
In 2008, Thompson began the season with the Angels after relievers Chris Bootcheck and Scot Shields began the season on the disabled list. However after allowing five earned runs on four hits in his only outing against the Texas Rangers, Thompson was optioned to the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees to make way for Shields. He made one more appearance with the Angels, but became hurt pitching in Memphis for the Triple-A team. He spent the majority of his 2008 season rehabbing his shoulder injury in Arizona and finished the season with the Bees.
On 14 April 2012, the Angels designated Thompson for assignment.
On 20 April 2012, the Oakland Athletics claimed him off waivers. On 25 April 2012, the Athletics designated Thompson for assignment. On 27 April 2012, the Athletics outrighted Thompson to their Triple-A affiliate Sacramento River Cats.
Toronto Blue Jays
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