Los Angeles Dodgers add newly acquired OF Trayce Thompson to active roster

Los Angeles Dodgers add newly acquired OF Trayce Thompson to active roster

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers added outfielder Trayce Thompson to the active roster Tuesday after acquiring him from the Detroit Tigers for cash.

Thompson returns to the Dodgers after spending parts of the 2016 and 2017 seasons with them. He hit .207 with 14 home runs and 34 RBI in 107 games in that span.

The 31-year-old outfielder, whose older brother Klay plays for the NBA champion Golden State Warriors, started this season with San Diego. Thompson went 1-for-14 with two RBIs in six games before being released on May 10. He joined Detroit a week later and was optioned to Triple-A Toledo, where he was hitting .299 with eight home runs and 19 RBIs in 25 games. .

Thompson believes he will help fill the void left by right fielder Mookie Betts, who is on the disabled list with a fractured rib.

The Dodgers open a nine-game road trip Tuesday night in Cincinnati.

In other moves, left-handed pitcher Caleb Ferguson went on the disabled list with tendinitis in his left forearm. It is the second stage of him in the IL. He is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA through five innings.

Right-hander Walker Buehler was transferred to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Thompson.

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