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WINNIPEG, MB – Winnipeg Goldeyes’ right-handed pitcher Cory Thompson had his contract purchased by the St. Louis Cardinals’ organization on Thursday.

Thompson had one save and a 0.00 ERA in 12.0 innings across six relief appearances. The Chicago, Illinois native struck out 19 and walked only four. Thompson’s final appearance with the Goldeyes came last Saturday in the second game of a double header against Milwaukee, and the 26-year-old right-hander worked a career-high four scoreless innings to keep the game tied well into extras.

Thompson was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the fifth round in 2013 out of Mauldin High School in Mauldin, South Carolina. Thompson was a shortstop during his first four professional seasons before converting full-time to pitching in 2017. On the mound, Thompson has a career 3.13 ERA in 175.2 innings pitched.

Thompson is the fifth Goldeye to have his contract purchased by a Major League organization in 2021, and the 84th in franchise history.

The Goldeyes open a three-game series against the Sioux Falls Canaries at the Ballpark at Jackson on Friday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. All the action can be heard locally on CJNU 93.7 FM and worldwide at

The Goldeyes will continue to monitor the reopening of the Canada/US border and assess a potential return to Shaw Park in 2021.

In the coming weeks, Winnipeg Goldeyes staff will contact ticket holders with more information and appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.