Aaron Thompson RP MIN 2 days ago

Thompson did not make the Opening Day roster, LaVelle E. Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

With Thompson headed to Triple-A Rochester, Caleb Thielbar appears to have won the final spot in Minnesota's bullpen. Should the Twins have need of a lefty reliever, Thompson will likely be the first man called up.

Aaron Thompson RP MIN 2 weeks ago

Thompson is in the running for one of Minnesota's final two bullpen spots, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He has a 2.84 ERA with a 6:2 K:BB ratio in 6.1 innings this spring.

He's probably a long shot since he'd have to win a job over Caleb Thielbar as a second left in the bullpen. Still, his 8.8 K/9 in Triple-A last year suggests he could be an effective lefty specialist in the majors.

Aaron Thompson RP MIN 7 months ago

Thompson's contract was selected from Triple-A Rochester on Saturday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

In 15 second half outings at Rochester, Thompson has struggled, to say the least, posting a 9.22 ERA, 2.12 WHIP, and 12:11 K:BB in 13.2 innings. Considering he hasn't fared much better in four major league appearances -- 7.04 ERA in 7.2 innings -- he'll likely only be utilized by the Twins in low-leverage situations.

Aaron Thompson RP MIN 1 year ago

Twins re-signed LHP Aaron Thompson to a minor league contract.

Thompson was suspended for the first 50 games this past season for violating baseball's drug policy, but he returned to post a 2.76 ERA over 58-plus frames on the farm. The southpaw will compete for a bullpen spot in spring training.

Aaron Thompson RP MIN 3 years ago

Twins' minor league left-hander Aaron Thompson will be suspended 50 games for violating baseball's drug policy.

The commissioner's office has yet to make an official announcement on the suspension, but Twins' general manager Terry Ryan said Saturday that he tested positive for recreational drug use, not performance-enhancing drugs. Thompson, 25, signed a minor league deal with the Twins this winter after spending last season in the Pirates' organization.

Aaron Thompson RP MIN 3 years ago

Twins signed LHP Aaron Thompson to a minor league contract.

He also receives an invite to spring training. Thompson, who was claimed off waivers by the Bucs from the Nationals last December, made four appearances with the big club in August and September. While his command improved in the minors this season, the 24-year-old southpaw is missing less bats than ever before. He likely won't make an impact with the Twins, but Minnesota is making sure it improves a putrid Triple-A Rochester team from this past year.

Aaron Thompson RP MIN 3 years ago

Pirates sent LHP Aaron Thompson outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Thompson, who was claimed off waivers from the Nationals last December, made four appearances with the big club in August and September. While his command improved in the minors this season, the 24-year-old southpaw is missing less bats than ever before.

Aaron Thompson RP MIN 4 years ago

Pirates recalled LHP Aaron Thompson from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Thompson threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings in his major league debut earlier this season against the Brewers. He'll function as a long reliever this month for Pittsburgh.

Aaron Thompson RP MIN 4 years ago

Pirates optioned LHP Aaron Thompson to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Thompson pitched well in his major league debut Wednesday, tossing 4 1/3 scoreless innings in a spot start against the Brewers. The 24-year-old southpaw could rejoin the Pirates in September.

Aaron Thompson RP MIN 4 years ago

Aaron Thompson pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings against the Brewers in his major league debut Tuesday.

Thompson was pulled after getting into trouble in the fifth, so he didn't get the chance to get the win in what was a 2-0 game. He did, however, escape with a perfect ERA after Jason Grilli stranded both runners he inherited. Thompson wasn't guaranteed anything more than the one spot start, but perhaps he'll get a chance to stick around after the solid showing.