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Oakland A's Minor League Notebook: Taylor Thompson released

The Oakland A's released reliever Taylor Thompson on Sunday.

The Oakland A's released right-handed reliever Taylor Thompson on Saturday, bringing the total number of players released from camp to 11. Thompson spent most of last season on the A's disabled list after he injured his right shoulder during spring training. The former Chicago White Sox's prospect returned to the field late in the season with High-A Stockton and then Triple-A Nashville and was designated for assignment soon after completing his rehab assignment. He cleared waivers and remained on the A's Triple-A roster the rest of the season.

Thompson was a minor league free agent during the off-season, but he re-signed with the A's and came to big league camp as a non-roster invitee. He walked four in 1.2 innings in big league camp.

Thompson was a 44th-round pick of the Chicago White Sox in 2009. He appeared in five games with the White Sox in 2014 and carries a 2.95 ERA in 296.1 career minor league innings. Thompson is a hard thrower who has struck-out more than a batter an inning during his minor league career (315).

Other 2016 A's minor league spring training content

Sosa released; Martin hurt

Duinkerk released

Video: RHP Chris Jensen

Roberts released

Hahn sent down; roster starts to take shape

A's release six from minor league camp

Video: SS Mikey White

Photos from full MiLB Camp - March 23-27

A's trim two from spring roster

RHP R.J. Alvarez to miss start of season

Video: RHP Kevin Johnson

Photo from full MiLB Camp - March 22

Video: LHP Zack Erwin

A's trim seven more from big league camp

Photos from full MiLB Camp - March 16

Injury updates

Spring Q&A with James Naile

A's cut three more from big league camp

A's acquire Triggs; make first big league cuts

Photos from full minor league camp 3/12

Reporting rosters

Corey Walter looks to build on strong 2015

Minor league mini-camp notes

Definitive guide to MiLB spring training

Photos from minor league mini-camp

A's locked and loaded at start of spring


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