Posted May 17, 2012 on
In today's edition of Rays Roundup: Will Rhymes is doing fine after a scary fainting episode last night, the Rays acquire career minor league player Rich Thompson from the Phillies to add outfield depth, Brandon Guyer becomes the ninth Rays player to hit the disabled list and former Indians first baseman Ryan Garko is now in the Rays organization.
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ST. PETERSBURG For 13 seasons in the minors, Rich Thompson has taken an endless journey of dreary late-night bus rides on the back roads of America and boarded early-morning commercial flights to small towns across the land all in search of a big-league dream.
Throughout his odyssey, Thompson had managed just one at-bat in the majors, grounding into a ninth-inning double-play...
The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired outfielder Rich Thompson from the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league outfielder Kyle Hudson.
The 33-year-old Thompson was active for Wednesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox. To make room on the roster, outfielder Brandon Guyer was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain, and right-hander Jeff Niemann was transferred...
ST. PETERSBURG Outfielder Rich Thompson, a career minor leaguer, has been acquired by the Tampa Bay Rays in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies, the club announced Wednesday night prior to its game against the Boston Red Sox.
To obtain the 33-year-old journeyman, the Rays swapped 25-year-old Durham outfielder Kyle Hudson, who was hitting .291 with the Bulls.
Thompson has spent...
“In the end,” Thompson wrote, “very few people will remember anything I have done as a baseball player. But hopefully they will remember what kind of person and teammate I am.”
– the Philadelphia Enquirer
For those who missed the Rays and Red Sox game last night, here’s the update: In the bottom of the eighth, moments before a blood-souring hit-by-pitch to Will Rhymes...