White Sox reliever Taylor Thompson optioned back to Triple-A


Apr 5, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; A general view of a Chicago White Sox players glove and hat before a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox optioned Taylor Thompson, a RHP reliever, back to the Triple-A Charlotte Knights following the 16-3 loss by the White Sox to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.

In a press release by the White Sox it stated:

"“Thompson, 27, has appeared in five games with the White Sox this season, going 0-0 with a 10.13 ERA (6 ER/5.1 IP) and four strikeouts. He made his major-league debut on July 20 vs. Houston.”"

It is safe to say Thompson didn’t do as well as I thought he would when I looked at his numbers from Triple before he was brought up.

On Sunday against the Twins Thompson gave up three earned runs in one inning of work for the White Sox.

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Thompson had a 2.61 ERA in 48.1 innings pitched with the Knights in 31 games this season.

The White Sox have yet to announce who they are moving up tot he MLB roster to replace Thompson, but are said to be announcing his replacement today before the White Sox face the Texas Rangers at US Cellular Field.