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Nationals' Mason Thompson: Secures three-inning save
Thompson allowed one hit over three shutout innings against the Cardinals on Monday. He struck out one and earned a save.
Thompson hadn't pitched more than an inning in any MLB appearance this season but he had no trouble working through the final three frames of Monday's victory. He's now sporting a 0.75 ERA through 12 innings with Washington this season. Thompson picked up his first save of the year Monday and shouldn't be expected to see many more opportunities down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Mason Thompson: Returns to majors
The Nationals recalled Thompson from Triple-A Rochester on Thursday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
Thompson is back for his third stint of the season with the Nationals. Over his previous nine appearances out of the bullpen with the big club, Thompson has looked sharp while accruing a 1.13 WHIP and 1.00 WHIP across eight innings.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Mason Thompson: Optioned to Triple-A
Thompson was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
After appearing in two games since being called up Sunday, Thompson was sent back down to Triple-A in order to free up a spot for Jake McGee. Over the course of his brief stints in the majors this season, he's turned in an impressive 1.13 ERA and 1.00 WHIP over eight innings of work. It seems to be only a matter of time before the 24-year-old righty gets a long-term promotion to the big-league club.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Mason Thompson: Gets call from minors
The Nationals recalled Thompson from Triple-A Rochester ahead of Sunday's game in Philadelphia, Bobby Blanco of MASNSports.com reports.
He'll be joining the Washington bullpen as a replacement for Jordan Weems, who was optioned after giving up three earned runs over 2.1 innings of long relief in Saturday's 11-5 loss. Thompson has previously made seven appearances for Washington this season, striking out four over six scoreless innings.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Mason Thompson: Sent to Triple-A
Thompson was optioned to Triple-A Rochester by the Nationals on Thursday.
The right-hander was activated from the injured list July 1 after missing nearly three months with a biceps injury, and he'll head to the minors despite giving up only one hit over six scoreless innings this season. Thompson should rejoin the bullpen mix for the Nationals before too long.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Mason Thompson: Activated from IL
Thompson (biceps) is back with the Nationals and will be activated from the 60-day injured list Friday, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Thompson will rejoin the team ahead of their series with the Marlins, making his return from a biceps injury that has sidelined him since April 10. The reliever has pitched one scoreless inning this season, walking two batters while striking out three. He'll initially operate in low-leverage situations.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Mason Thompson: Kicks off rehab assignment
Thompson (biceps) struck out two and allowed one hit and no walks over a scoreless inning in his rehab appearance Monday for the Nationals' rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate.
Thompson has been on the shelf since April 10 with left biceps tendinitis, so he's expected to require several appearances in the minors before the Nationals are comfortable reinstating him from the 60-day injured list. Between stops with Washington and San Diego in 2021, Thompson generated a 4.01 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 23:15 K:BB across 24.2 innings out of the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Mason Thompson: Throws live BP
Thompson (biceps) threw live batting practice Saturday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
He had been throwing bullpen sessions and continues advancing in his throwing progression. Thompson could soon go on a rehab assignment.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Mason Thompson: Throwing bullpen sessions
Thompson (biceps) has resumed throwing bullpen sessions, Byron Kerr of MLB.com reports.
Thompson remains on the 60-day injured list and doesn't have a timetable for his return, but it's encouraging that he's been able to throw off a mound recently. The Nationals haven't yet revealed when he'll be able to face live hitters.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Mason Thompson: Shifts to 60-day IL
The Nationals transferred Thompson (biceps) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Tuesday.
A month after landing on the IL with biceps tendinitis, Thompson hasn't taken any notable steps forward in his recovery from the injury. As a result, the Nationals decided to rule out a return for Thompson for at least one more month, with the transaction simultaneously clearing a spot on the 40-man roster for another right-handed reliever in Carl Edwards.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Mason Thompson: Dealing with biceps tendinitis
Thompson, who was placed on the 10-day injured list earlier Sunday, was diagnosed with right biceps tendinitis after undergoing an MRI, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
The original diagnosis for Thompson's injury was a biceps strain, but it's instead been classified as tendinitis after receiving the imaging results. It's unclear how long the 24-year-old is expected to be unavailable, but he'll be eligible to be activated April 20 versus the Diamondbacks.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Mason Thompson: Placed on injured list
Thompson (biceps) was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday.
Thompson exited Saturday's game in the eighth inning with an apparent arm injury. He was officially diagnosed with a biceps strain, and he will now miss at least the next 10 days -- and perhaps more. Hunter Harvey was recalled to take Thompson's spot in the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Mason Thompson: Three whiffs in first outing
Thompson walked one batter, hit another with a pitch and struck out three in a scoreless inning during Thursday's loss to the Mets.
Entering the game in the ninth inning with the Nationals down 5-1, Thompson showed both how dominant he can be -- he topped out at 97 mph with his power sinker while also mixing in a slider -- and how much he needs to work on his control to become a reliable high-leverage reliever. The Nats' bullpen has no one in established roles to begin the year, however, so if Thompson can tighten things up just a little, he could become a dark-horse candidate for saves in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Mason Thompson: Likely part of Opening Day bullpen
Thompson worked 1.1 scoreless innings in Tuesday's Grapefruit League finale against the Mets, allowing one walk and striking out two. He also threw a wild pitch.
Control issues are nothing new for Thompson, who posted a 7:3 K:BB through 5.2 innings this spring after managing a 12.4 percent walk rate in his rookie campaign last year, split between the Padres and Nationals. The 24-year-old right-hander has the stuff to emerge as a high-leverage arm if he can learn to harness it, but for now Thompson will handle a middle-relief role for Washington.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Mason Thompson: Dealt loss Wednesday
Thompson (1-3) failed to record an out, yielding two runs on a hit, a hit batter and a walk to take the loss versus Colorado on Wednesday.
The right-hander made a mess of things in the third inning, allowing Colorado to take the lead after a long rain delay. Thompson has allowed six runs (five earned) through 10.1 innings across 14 appearances in September. For the year, he has a 3.65 ERA, 1.78 WHIP and 23:14 K:BB in 24.2 innings between Washington and San Diego. He's also posted seven holds in 30 outings.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Mason Thompson: Available out of bullpen Saturday
Thompson was added to the Nationals' 26-man roster Saturday and will be available to pitch against the Cubs, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
One of several prospects acquired in the Nationals' trade deadline teardown, Thompson will be available to debut with his new club after appearing in only four games for the Padres this season, the most recent of which was July 1.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Mason Thompson: Slated to join big-league club
Thompson is expected to join the major-league roster Saturday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Thompson made his major-league debut earlier this season and allowed a run in three innings across four relief appearances. He's posted a 5.34 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 28.2 innings at Triple-A El Paso this year, and he'll now get a chance to carve out a big-league role with his new club.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Mason Thompson: Dealt to Nats
Thompson will be traded from the Padres to the Nationals on Thursday along with Jordy Barley in exchange for Daniel Hudson (COVID-19), Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Thompson was originally drafted by the Padres with the 85th overall pick in the 2016 first-year player draft. He dealt with a shoulder injury that slowed his progress through the team's system, but he did ultimately make his major-league debut earlier this season. Though Thompson was with Triple-A El Paso at the time of the trade, it's possible that he'll get a look with the Nationals given their current rebuild.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-7, 186 lbs|
|Birthplace: Round Rock, TX|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|