(3/10/2008) Pittsburgh renewed the contracts of LHP Zach Duke and OF Kevin Thompson, who played briefly last season for the Yankees and Athletics.
Thompson takes to field Thursday
(2/28/2008) Pirates OF Kevin Thompson (shoulder) was able to play during Thursday's spring game against the Phillies. He went 0-for-2 with one RBI and one strikeout. He left four runners on base.
Thompson dealing with shoulder issue
(1/9/2008)Chris Duffy (shoulder) was one of only two non-catching position players attending a Pirates pitching minicamp in Bradenton, Fla., this week. Outfielder Kevin Thompson is recovering from a right shoulder injury.
Pirates claim Thompson off waivers
(10/15/2007) The Pirates claimed outfielder Kevin Thompson off waivers Monday and designated utilityman Matt Kata for assignment. Thompson was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Sept. 1 and claimed on waivers a week later by the Athletics. He was subsequently dropped from Oakland's roster. Kata hit .250 with one homer and 10 RBI in 47 games with Pittsburgh this season after being claimed from the Rangers.
Thompson gets a rare start
(9/10/2007) CF Kevin Thompson was in the starting lineup for the first time since being claimed off waivers from the New York Yankees on Friday.
A's claim OF Thompson
(9/7/2007) A's claimed outfielder Kevin Thompson off waivers from the New York Yankees on Friday. To make room on the 40-man roster for Thompson, the A's transferred outfielder Travis Buck from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.
Thompson cut by Yankees
(9/2/2007) The Yankees called up pitcher Ian Kennedy from the minors to make his big league debut Saturday and activated first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz from the 60-day disabled list. To make room for Mientkiewicz on the 40-man roster, the Yankees designated outfielder Kevin Thompson for assignment.
Thompson sent back to minors
(7/20/2007) The New York Yankees purchased the contract of utility player Shelley Duncan from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday and optioned outfielder Kevin Thompson to the IL team. The Yankees also moved first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL to make room for Duncan on the 40-man roster.
OF Thompson to be only reserve
(6/18/2007) Kevin Thompson joined the team on Sunday after he was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. "I don't anticipate him getting a start unless there's an injury," manager Joe Torre said.
Thompson called up by Yankees
(6/16/2007) The Yankees sent down starter Tyler Clippard after Saturday's game vs. the Mets. The team called up Kevin Thompson to take his roster spot. Clippard lasted just 3 1/3 innings Saturday afternoon vs. the Mets after he allowed five earned runs off five hits and three walks. He struck out two in the outing, but also allowed two home runs.
OF Thompson returned to minors
(6/5/2007) The New York Yankees recalled left-handed pitcher Sean Henn and purchased the contract of infielder Chris Basak from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, while sending outfielder Kevin Thompson back to Triple-A.
Thompson back on Yanks roster
(6/1/2007) The Yankees sent right-hander Matt DeSalvo to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre on Friday and called up righty Chris Britton and outfielder Kevin Thompson from Triple-A.
Kevin Thompson to return to NYY
(6/1/2007) The New York Post reports that Jason Giambi's partially torn plantar fascia tendon on the bottom of his left foot will likely keep him out for the remainder of the season. He was diagnosed Friday and was immediately placed in a walking boot. He'll go on the 15-day disabled list and be re-evaluated in three weeks.
Yankees send down OF Thompson
(4/24/2007) The Yankees optioned outfielder Kevin Thompson to Triple-A Scranton.
Kevin Thompson's time is short
(4/23/2007) OF Kevin Thompson is likely to be shipped back to Triple-A Scranton when Hideki Matsui (hamstring) returns from the 15-day disabled list Monday.
Yanks to stick with OF Cabrera
(4/11/2007) Melky Cabrera has just one hit in his last 10 at-bats and is hitting .095 this season. With Hideki Matsui on the DL, manager Joe Torre was asked if he would consider going with Kevin Thompson in LF if Cabrera's struggles continue. "Not unless I see where it's necessary (with pitching matchups)," Torre said. "Thompson is strictly a backup."
OF Thompson called up by Yanks
(4/9/2007) The Yankees recalled OF Kevin Thompson from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Thompson to get called up
(4/8/2007) Hideki Matsui was put on the 15-day disabled list Sunday by the New York Yankees, a day after straining his left hamstring. New York planned to recall Kevin Thompson from Triple-A Scranton of the International League.
Kevin Thompson optioned Friday
(7/15/2006) The New York Yankees optioned Thompson to Triple-A Columbus on Friday.
Kevin Thompson starts in RF
(7/8/2006) Kevin Thompson started in right field and went 2-for-3 at Tampa Bay Saturday after being recalled from Triple-A Columbus earlier in the day.
Kevin Thompson to get called up
(7/8/2006) The New York Post reports that Thompson will be called up by the Yankees and T.J. Beam will be sent down to Triple-A Columbus while the team waits for Johnny Damon (oblique) to heal.
Kevin Thompson sent to minors
(6/18/2006) The Yankees bolstered an overworked bullpen by purchasing the contract of Jose Veras from Triple-A Columbus before Sunday's game at the Washington Nationals. New York also returned outfielder Kevin Thompson to the minors.
(6/14/2006) 1B-DH Jason Giambi was out of the lineup for the second consecutive game because of a sore left hand -- he was hit by a pitch Saturday against Oakland. As a result, Kevin Thompson got a start in right field and Bernie Williams served as the DH.
Thompson could be demoted soon
(6/12/2006) The N.Y. Yankees expect to activate Bubba Crosby off the disabled list this week, so Ryan Thompson could be demoted back to Triple-A Columbus.
Thompson hits first big-league HR
(6/11/2006) Bernie Williams was benched in favor of rookie Kevin Thompson, who homered in the fifth inning Saturday for his first in the majors. Williams did pinch-hit in the seventh and grounded out.
(6/5/2006) Kevin Thompson's time limitedThe New York Post reports that Kevin Thompson will likely be sent back to Triple-A Columbus when Bubba Crosby (hamstring) returns from the 15-day disabled list.
Kevin Thompson 1-for-4 in debut
(6/3/2006) New York OF Kevin Thompson, penciled into the lineup after Giambi was a late scratch, went 1-for-4 with a walk in his major league debut on Saturday in Baltimore.
Thompson recalled from Triple-A
(6/1/2006) Injured OF Gary Sheffield was replaced on the active roster by outfielder Kevin Thompson. Thompson hit .383 for New York in spring training, and was hitting .288 in 36 games for Triple-A Columbus. "He'll get to play some off the bench," Torre said. "He's got tools."
Thompson doesn't get the call
(5/19/2006) The New York Yankees put Bubba Crosby on the 15-day disabled list Friday and recalled Mitch Jones from Triple-A Columbus to take his place.
Yankees might call up Thompson
(5/19/2006) The New York Daily News notes that the Yankees might call up Kevin Thompson from Triple-A Columbus if Bubba Crosby (hamstring) needs to go on the 15-day disabled list. The team also signed Terrence Long this week to a minor-league contract, so he's also an option, mainly because he has major league experience. Although, two members of the organization said he would not be called up immediately.
Yankees could recall Kevin Thompson
(5/8/2006) MLB.com reports the N.Y. Yankees could decide to recall either Kevin Thompson or Melky Cabrera from Triple-A Columbus if Gary Sheffield (wrist) lands on the disabled list. "We have some players that have been playing well down below," manager Joe Torre said. "If we do have to lay him up a little bit, we'll dip into our minor league system and find a player who can come up here and have a chance to help us."
Thompson optioned to Triple-A
(3/26/2006) The Yankees optioned OFs Kevin Reese and Kevin Thompson to Triple-A Columbus. C Ben Davis was sent to the minor league camp.
Yanks' Kevin Thompson on fire
(3/9/2006) Kevin Thompson was 8-for-13 with two RBIs through the first six games of the exhibition season for the N.Y. Yankees. The 26-year-old was added to the 40-man roster after last season and has a chance to unseat Bubba Crosby as the fourth outfielder.