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Rays re-sign Thompson to minor league contract

The Tampa Bay Rays have re-signed outfielder Rich Thompson to a minor league contract. The team also announced Thursday that five other players - infielder Mike Fontenot, right-handed pitchers Matt Buschmann and Will Inman, first baseman Nick Weglarz and infielder Shawn O'Malley - also agreed to minor league deals that include invitations to major league spring training. The...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles Manny Machado fakes a throw to 1st to catch Rich Thompson rounding third in the ninth inning of tie game

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado fakes a throw to first to catch the Tamba Bay Rays' Rich Thompson rounding third in the ninth inning of a tie game. Your browser does not support... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
Via Bob's Blitz
September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles keep finding ways to surprise

Rich Thompson is a 33-year-old rookie. He had one at-bat with the Kansas City Royals in 2004 -- a double-play grounder -- and toiled in the minors for eight more seasons before returning to the big leagues this month with the Tampa Bay Rays. In short, he's straight out of central casting for the Dan Johnson-style hero who has enjoyed fairytale star turns for the franchise since...
Via Fox Sports
September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Rich Thompson will cover BC football this Fall for the Herald

There is some news on the BC media front. The Herald assigned Rich Thompson to the BC beat for this Fall's football season. Rich has covered BC on occasion over the years, but mostly on the basketball side. Thompson is a welcome addition, as the Herald's focus has been spotty since Steve Conroy started splitting his time on hockey. Hopefully a new voice on the BC scene will...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Iron Pigs On Historic Run, Rich Thompson's Big League Shot

The Louisville Bats are picking a helluva time to visit the Iron Pigs at Coca-Cola Park. The Iron Pigs completed a four game sweep of the Indianapolis Indians, winning 3-0, and completing a 36 inning scoreless series. It's a team record for scoreless innings, and puts them at 25-16, one game back of Pawtucket (zero in the loss column). The depleted Pigs roster isn't costing...
Via Philliedelphia
May 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Veteran Rich Thompson enjoys game of firsts

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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Rich Thompson and the MLB Dream

“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...
Via Fangraphs
May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Rays obtain OF Rich Thompson from Phillies

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...
Via AP on Fox
May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Rays swap minor leaguers with Phillies

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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Angels cut RHP Rich Thompson, promote LHP Mills

NEW YORKThe Los Angeles Angels have reshuffled their bullpen once again, cutting right-hander Rich Thompson and promoting lefty Brad Mills from Triple-A Salt Lake. The moves came before Saturday's game against the New York Yankees. The Angels had lost five of six. Thompson was a valuable member of the Angels' bullpen last year, going 1-3 with a 3.00 ERA in 41 games...
Via Fox Sports West
April 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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