Thompson Claimed by A’s…
Taylor Thompson, who posted a 3-0 record with seven saves and a 2.14 ERA with the Charlotte Knights over 39 games in 2014, was claimed off waivers by the Oakland A’s on November 4. He struck-out 68 batters over 59 innings pitched, while allowing 48 hits.
A 44th round selection of the White Sox out of the 2009 draft from Auburn University, Thompson made his way to the Majors for the first time in his career last season.
A native of Montgomery, AL, he made his Major League debut with Chicago on July 20 against the Houston Astros at U.S. Cellular Field. He allowed just one hit over 1.2 scoreless innings pitched in relief of starter John Danks. Thompson fanned two batters. Overall, he appeared in five games with the White Sox last season and went 0-0 with a 10.13 ERA (5.1 IP).
The 27-year-old right-hander owns a career Minor League mark of 18-8 with 55 saves and a 2.55 ERA in 189 games over six seasons.