Daily Prospect Profile: Aaron Thompson

During the 2010-2011 off-season, the Pittsburgh Pirates claimed left hander Aaron Thompson off of waivers from the Washington Nationals.  Thompson was a former first round pick for the Florida Marlins during the 2006 draft, and was eventually traded to Washington in exchange for first baseman Nick Johnson.  During the 2009 season, the 6′ 2″, 190 pound left hander had a 3.93 ERA in 146.2 innings at the AA level between the...

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Bats’ 9th-Inning Rally Spoils Tribe Pitchers’ Afternoon

Louisville Bats  2,  Indianapolis Indians  1 [ box ] A 9th-inning rally by the Bats, aided by a wild pitch, gave Louisville a walk-off win over the Indians at Louisville Slugger Park this afternoon on the Ohio River.  The Bats put up only 3 hits, but the critical one was the 2-RBI single in the bottom of the 9th by 1B Mike Costanzo. New Indian Aaron Thompson, recently promoted from AA Altoona, made the start for the Indians, in what...

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Tabata Goes 3-for-4 As Indians Sink Clippers

Indianapolis Indians  8,  Columbus Clippers  1 [ box ] The Indianapolis Indians recorded 14 hits on their way to 8 runs at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio  tonight, overwhelming the Clippers in the first game of this 2-game series.  Four Tribe pitchers, Tony Watson, Aaron Thompson, Chris Leroux, and Justin Thomas, all combined to hold the Clippers to just one run, though they also surrendered 11 hits.  RF Jose Tabata led the...

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8/10 Transactions: Aaron Thompson, Dan Gamache

Two minor league transactions today: -Aaron Thompson has been promoted from Altoona to Indianapolis.  The left hander, who was a first round pick in 2006 by the Florida Marlins, was claimed off of waivers over the off-season by the Washington Nationals.  In 83.2 innings this year in Altoona he put up a 5.16 ERA, along with a 5.5 K/9 and a 2.2 BB/9 ratio. -Dan Gamache, the 2011 6th round pick, has been promoted from the GCL to State...

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Dusty Brown and Aaron Thompson Clear Waivers

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that catcher Dusty Brown and left handed pitcher Aaron Thompson have each cleared waivers.  Brown was designated for assignment last week when Eric Fryer was added to the 40-man roster and called up to the majors.  Thompson was designated for assignment to clear a spot for Chase d’Arnaud at the end of last week. Brown has been assigned to AAA Indianapolis, while Thompson has been assigned to...

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