Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Traded to Rays, Thompson goes to majors

Outfielder Rich Thompson, acquired from the Philadelphia organization today, is headed to the major leagues with the Rays. Tampa Bay put outfielder Brandon Guyer on the 15-day disabled list to create a spot on the active roster for Thompson. Pitcher Jeff Niemann went on the 60-day DL to create room on the 40-man roster for Thompson.

Thompson, 33, played in six major league games in 2004 with Kansas City and made one at-bat. That was April 20 in a 15-5 win at Cleveland. Thompson grounded into a double play.

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