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Aaron Thompson | Relief Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/28/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 203
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Twins optioned LHP Aaron Thompson to Triple-A Rochester.
Thompson has struggled the last few weeks and holds a 5.01 ERA over 41 appearances this season. He's replaced in the bullpen by Ryan O'Rourke. Jul 6 - 11:28 PM

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Twins recalled LHP Aaron Thompson from Triple-A Rochester.

He's replacing the suspended Ervin Santana on the roster. Thompson has pitched well for the Twins this spring with a 2.11 ERA. He'll work in middle relief.
Apr 3 - 4:54 PM

Twins optioned LHP Aaron Thompson to Triple-A Rochester.

Thompson pitched well this spring, with a 2.11 ERA in 8+ innings. He'll serve as organizational depth for the Twins.
Mar 31 - 9:22 AM

Twins purchased the contract of LHP Aaron Thompson from Triple-A Rochester.

Thompson was sporting a 3.98 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 51/26 K/BB ratio in 52 innings this season at Rochester. He last appeared in a major league game back in 2011.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 04:45:00 PM

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.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 06:31:00 PM

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.
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 06:20:00 PM

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.
Thu, Dec 15, 2011 03:57:00 PM

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.
Mon, Oct 31, 2011 06:44:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 6, 2011 03:28:00 PM

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.
Thu, Aug 25, 2011 03:51:00 PM

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

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.
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 03:39:00 PM

Pirates recalled LHP Aaron Thompson from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Thompson will draw a spot start Wednesday against the Brewers. He posted a 4.63 ERA and 60/22 K/BB ratio over 95 1/3 innings this season between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis and can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 11:04:00 PM

The Pirates have summoned left-hander Aaron Thompson from Triple-A Indianapolis.

The Pirates haven't made an official roster move, but he could be a candidate to start Wednesday or pitch out of the bullpen. The 24-year-old southpaw has a 4.63 ERA and 60/22 K/BB ratio over 95 1/3 innings this season between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis. It's unlikely he'll be fantasy relevant.
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 04:30:00 PM

Pirates sent LHP Aaron Thompson outright to Double-A Altoona.

Thompson was designated for assignment last week to clear a spot for Chase d'Arnaud on the 40-man roster. The 24-year-old southpaw has a 4.97 ERA and 43/18 K/BB ratio over 67 innings at the Double-A level this season.
Thu, Jun 30, 2011 03:17:00 PM

Pirates designated LHP Aaron Thompson for assignment.

Space was needed on the 40-man roster for Chase d'Arnaud. Thompson, 24, was struggling mightily for Double-A Altoona this season, posting a 4.97 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in his first 67 innings of work. It's a possibility he'll clear waivers and end up back with the Bucs.
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 02:59:00 PM

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