WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Goldeyes learned Friday that right-handed pitcher Dylan Thompson’s contract has been purchased by the Boston Red Sox.
Thompson is the second Goldeye to have his contract purchased this off-season, and the 76th in franchise history.
“It’s great for him,” said Goldeyes’ manager Rick Forney. “He’s been a good arm in this league for a couple of years. He got himself in good shape this off-season, went to a workout in April and threw in front of the Red Sox. Credit the Red Sox for putting something together for ‘indy’ ball guys and inviting him down there. It gives them a chance to see guys just in case they have some holes that they need to fill during the season.”
The right-hander was acquired from the Sioux Falls Canaries via trade last October. Thompson was 5-9 with a 5.13 ERA in 21 starts for the Canaries. 23 of the 69 earned runs Thompson allowed came in two starts. In his other 19 starts, the Snow Camp, North Carolina native posted a 3.64 ERA.
Thompson was an all-star reliever for the Canaries in 2017, finishing with a 3.66 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 46.2 innings. The 26-year-old right hander made one appearance during the Goldeyes’ exhibition season, striking out five batters in just two innings versus Fargo-Moorhead on Wednesday night.
Thompson was originally drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 31st round in 2014 out of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Greensboro, North Carolina), and is expected to report to the Red Sox’ High-A Carolina League affiliate in Salem, Virginia.
Additionally, the Goldeyes released right-handed pitcher Trevor Charpie who elected to leave the club on Thursday.
With right-handed pitcher Eric Carter placed on the Inactive List on May 4th, the Goldeyes’ training camp roster stands at 24 active players.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes continue their exhibition schedule Saturday afternoon against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. First pitch from Newman Outdoor Field is at 2:00 p.m. All the action can be heard locally on 93.7 FM CJNU and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca
The Winnipeg Goldeyes open the 2019 season on May 16th against the Texas AirHogs on the road. The Goldeyes’ 2019 home opener is scheduled for Friday, May 24th versus the Kansas City T-Bones. 2019 season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group tickets are on sale now. For more information, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE, or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com