Arizona Diamondbacks Sign Pitcher After Four Solid Seasons With Rays

Right-handed pitcher Ryan Thompson has secured a fresh opportunity with the Arizona Diamondbacks after his release from the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Diamondbacks signed Thompson on a minor league contract, acknowledging his potential despite a challenging season marked by injuries and inconsistent performance.

Thompson's prior seasons from 2020 to 2022 showcased promising statistics, including a solid strikeout rate, strong ground ball rate, and low walk rate.

Over his four-year career in the majors, Thompson holds a 3.88 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, with 111 strikeouts across 120.2 innings and 126 appearances.

Although the current year presented difficulties, his recent outings in Triple-A demonstrated glimpses of potential, albeit with some concerns about his walk rate.

As Thompson joins the Arizona Diamondbacks, his track record offers a chance for a fresh start, and his remaining arbitration eligibility could serve as a platform for continued development.

The decision to sign Thompson reflects the Diamondbacks' recognition of his capability as a reliable relief pitcher, despite recent setbacks. Thompson's experience could provide valuable bullpen support as the Diamondbacks navigate the remainder of the season. Photo Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports