There’s an overwhelming amount of respect and admiration between Bay Area sports fans and Warriors star Klay Thompson.
After a recent transaction, those same fans could find themselves rooting against another member of the Thompson family.
Klay’s brother, Trayce, an outfielder who has bounced around MLB organizations since being drafted by the White Sox in 2009, has found a new home in Los Angeles with the Dodgers after being acquired via trade on Monday.
Thompson opened the season at Triple-A in the Padres’ farm system and had his contract selected by San Diego on April 28. After recording one hit in 14 at-bats over six games, Thompson was designated for assignment and landed with the Tigers in free agency.
Thompson accepted an assignment to Triple-A Toledo, where he hit .299 with a .991 OPS before he was traded to the Dodgers for cash considerations this week. With star outfielder Mookie Betts landing on the injured list and the Dodgers in search of another right-handed bat, they made the move for Thompson, who was officially added to the active roster on Tuesday.
In 641 career major league plate appearances, Thompson has batted .204 with 26 home runs and a .676 OPS. Thirteen of Thompson’s homers came during the 2016 season, when he played 80 games with the Dodgers.
Thompson has also spent time in the A’s organization, going 1-for-7 over a three-game stretch in 2018 with Oakland.
After Trayce’s brother Klay won his fourth NBA ring with the Warriors last week, Trayce could have a shot at winning a World Series title as he joins a Dodgers team that enters Wednesday tied for first with San Diego in the NL West.
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