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Dodgers: Former Outfielder Getting a Chance With the Padres

Dodgers fans might be able to think back to a few years ago when a super athletic outfielder came up through the system. With a tall frame similar to that of an NFL player, Trayce Thompson really looked like he could play. And for one season, he did mash a couple of balls and steal some bases. 

Thompson came over in the 3-team trade back in December of 2015 that also landed Frankie Montas and Micah Johnson with the Dodgers. He would make his debut with the team the following season, playing in 80 games and hitting 13 homeruns. Unfortuantely, Thompson also suffered multiple fractures in his back that ended his season.  

He was optioned to Triple-A to start the 2017 campaign, playing just 27 games for the big league club in 2017. The Dodgers would eventually designate him for assignment before he was claimed off of waivers by the Yankees and then the A’s. From there, he bounced around to 4 different teams. 

But Trayce Thompson is back in the big leagues again this week. The Padres signed him to a minor league contract this March, and it sounds like he’s getting the call to the show this week. So if he can stick around until the end of June, Dodgers fans will get to see him in action again.

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Thompson was hitting .316 with 9 homeruns in just 16 games for Triple-A El Paso. 

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