(9/7/2007) San Diego RHP Mike Thompson cleared waivers on Friday and was outrighted to Triple-A Portland. Thompson was 0-1 with a 6.89 ERA in seven games with the Padres this season.
RP Thompson optioned to Portland
(8/14/2007) Right-handed reliever Doug Brocail was reinstated from the bereavement list on Tuesday by the San Diego Padres, who optioned right-hander Mike Thompson to Triple-A Portland.
Padres bring up M. Thompson
(8/11/2007) The San Diego Padres placed catcher Michael Barrett on the 15-day disabled list and optioned pitcher Jack Cassel to Triple-A Portland on Saturday. Pitcher Mike Thompson was recalled from Portland, and San Diego also purchased the contract of catcher Pete Laforest from Portland.
Thompson sent down by Padres
(8/7/2007) The Padres called up Terrmel Sledge from the minor leagues and sent long reliever Mike Thompson back down to the minors.
RP Thompson recalled by Padres
(8/5/2007) It was No. 755 and out for Clay Hensley. The San Diego Padres right-hander was optioned to Triple-A Portland on Sunday, a day after serving up the home run that allowed Barry Bonds to tie Hank Aaron's all-time record. The demotion had nothing to with Bonds' historic shot. San Diego's bullpen was taxed after two straight extra-inning games, and the Padres needed a fresh arm, which it got by promoting right-hander Mike Thompson from the Beavers.
Padres' Thompson sent back down
(6/28/2007) The Padres brought Brian Giles (knee) off the 15-day DL on Thursday and sent Mike Thompson to the minor leagues.
Padres add Thompson to bullpen
(6/27/2007) The Padres recalled right-hander Mike Thompson from Triple-A Portland on Wednesday to provide a fresh arm in their taxed bullpen. To clear roster room, San Diego optioned infielder Chase Headley to Double-A San Antonio.
SD's Hampson up, Thompson down
(4/19/2007) The Padres recalled LHP Justin Hampson from Triple-A Portland and optioned RHP Mike Thompson to Portland.
Padres bullpen extends streak
(4/11/2007) San Diego's bullpen pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings Tuesday (Mike Thompson, Kevin Cameron and Heath Bell) to extend its season-opening streak to 25 1/3 innings without allowing a run.
Thompson has shot as long reliever
(3/25/2007) RHP Mike Thompson has a shot at staying with the Padres as a long reliever. Last year, Thompson played an invaluable role with the Padres, shuttling between San Diego and Triple-A Portland as the Padres No. 6 starter (4-5, 4.99 ERA in 19 appearances, 16 starts). Padres pitching coach Darren Balsley is convinced Thompson could work out of the bullpen and be a spot starter for at least the first two months of the season. "It takes him fewer pitches to get ready than most starters, and he's got the right attitude," Balsley said.
Thompson could start year in relief
(3/18/2007) RHP Mike Thompson was 4-5 with the Padres last season with a 4.99 ERA in 16 starts while shuttling between Triple-A Portland and San Diego. The Padres might not have to go as far to find their emergency sixth starter this season. Manager Bud Black said Thompson could win a spot in the Padres bullpen.
Mike Thompson allows four ER
(9/26/2006) Mike Thompson was a fill-in starter for San Diego at St. Louis Monday with David Wells expected to miss a full turn before gout medication produces results. Thompson lasted 3 1/3 innings in his first start since Aug. 30 and allowed four earned and eight hits.
Thompson beaten in emergency
(9/25/2006) Padres pitcher David Wells was scratched from Monday night's start against the St. Louis Cardinals due to gout in his right foot. Rookie Mike Thompson replaced Wells against the Cardinals and was making his first start since Aug. 30. He allowed eight hits and four earned runs in 3 1/3 innings.
Padres call up minor leaguers
(9/5/2006) The San Diego Padres called up four players from Triple-A Portland, including right-handed pitcher Mike Thompson and outfielder Ben Johnson. The Padres also recalled infielder-outfielder Paul McNulty and purchased the contract of outfielder Jack Cust.
Padres send down M. Thompson
(9/1/2006) The Padres recalled outfielder Terrmel Sledge from Triple-A Portland and optioned right-hander Mike Thompson to that Triple-A team Thursday.
Thompson back in win column
(8/30/2006) Mike Thompson allowed one run on four hits in 5 1/3 innings for his first victory in eight starts on Wednesday at Arizona. He was 0-4 with five no decisions, including a relief appearance, since his last win June 20 at Texas.
Mike Thompson socked around
(8/26/2006) Thompson lasted four innings, giving up 11 hits and eight runs in Friday's game at Colorado. The native of Lamar, Colo. never would've imagined things would've went this sour. "I came into the game with good stuff," he said. "My pitch selection was poor that first inning. That kind of killed me there. It was all my bad."
Thompson promoted from Triple-A
(8/23/2006) Mike Thompson was promoted from Triple-A Portland for the fifth time this season on Tuesday. Thompson was recalled on Saturday to start after Clay Hensley was injured. He was optioned back to Portland on Sunday, but remained in San Diego.
Thompson optioned to Triple-A
(8/20/2006) The San Diego Padres purchased the contract of infielder Manny Alexander from Triple-A Portland on Sunday to replace injured shortstop Khalil Greene. To make room for Alexander, the Padres optioned right-hander Mike Thompson to Portland.
Thompson makes emergency start
(8/19/2006) Padres rookie Mike Thompson (3-4), making an emergency start for Clay Hensley Saturday, allowed four runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings, walked three and struck out two.
Thompson recalled, makes start
(8/19/2006) Padres shortstop Khalil Greene was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left middle finger on Saturday, and rookie right-hander Mike Thompson was brought up from Triple-A for the fourth time this season to start against Arizona. Thompson started the afternoon game in place of Clay Hensley, who reported a pain in his left buttocks in recent days.
Padres send SP Thompson to Triple-A
(8/11/2006) The Padres activated pitcher Chan Ho Park from the DL on Friday and optioned pitcher Mike Thompson to Triple-A Portland. Park (7-6, 4.63 ERA) was scheduled to start against the Astros, his first start since reporting abdominal pain while the team was in Colorado in late July.
Mike Thompson has decent start
(8/6/2006) Thompson went 6 2/3 innings in Saturday's start against Washington, allowing three runs on four hits. He struck out three and walked one, but did not figure into the decision.
Mike Thompson makes start
(7/30/2006) Mike Thompson was called up to start for right-hander Chan Ho Park, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with abdominal pain, on Sunday at Colorado. The right-hander had two other stints in the majors, filling in for Woody Williams in May and making a spot start for Chris Young on July 19, going 3-2 with a 4.32 ERA in 10 games. Thompson was shaky early, throwing four of his first five pitches about eye level to Jamey Carroll, then giving up run-scoring singles to Garrett Atkins and Helton in the first inning. But the right-hander settled in after that, giving up a leadoff homer to Holliday in the fourth and not much else. Thompson was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning after allowing six hits and three runs.
(7/30/2006) The San Diego Padres placed right-hander Chan Ho Park on the 15-day disabled list with abdominal pain and recalled right-hander Mike Thompson from Triple-A Portland so he could start Sunday against the Colorado Rockies.
Mike Thompson might be summoned
(7/29/2006) The San Diego Padres might recall Thompson from Triple-A Portland to start Sunday's game at Colorado. Chan Ho Park has already been ruled out due to a gastrointestinal virus.
Mike Thompson optioned Friday
(7/22/2006) The San Diego Padres optioned Brian Sweeney and Mike Thompson to Triple-A Portland on Friday.
M. Thompson makes spot start
(7/19/2006) Mike Thompson was called up from Triple-A Portland to make the spot start for Chris Young, who has a stress reaction in his foot, on Wednesday against the Phillies. Thompson allowed three runs and nine hits in six innings, struck out three and walked two. Thompson made nine starts earlier this season while Woody Williams was on the disabled list.
Thompson takes Young's turn Wed.
(7/19/2006) RHP Mike Thompson was be recalled from Triple-A Portland on Wednesday to start for the Padres in place of RHP Chris Young, who has a stress reaction in his right foot.
Mike Thompson optioned on Sat.
(7/1/2006) Thompson was optioned to Triple-A Portland after Saturday's start against San Francisco, as veteran Woody Williams (leg) has taken his spot on the active roster.
Thompson gets no-decision
(7/1/2006) Mike Thompson allowed three runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings, struck out four and walked three in a no-decision on Saturday against the Giants.
Thompson goes seven innings
(6/25/2006) Mike Thompson went seven innings, allowing four runs, two earned, and seven hits in a no-decision on Sunday vs. Seattle. He walked four and struck out three.
Mike Thompson earns victory
(6/20/2006) Mike Thompson (3-2) gave up four runs and nine hits in five innings for the victory on Tuesday at Texas.
M. Thompson posts quality start
(6/15/2006) Thompson allowed just two earned runs, three hits and two walks over seven innings against the Dodgers on Wednesday night. He did not figure into the decision, but he posted a quality start.
Thompson goes five strong innings
(6/8/2006) Rookie starter Mike Thompson went five strong innings for the Padres, and left the game with a one-run lead on Thursday at Milwaukee, but the bullpen couldn't hang on for him to get a victory. Thompson, who made his major league debut May 17, gave up five hits and two runs. He also was 2-for-2 at the plate.
Thompson has worst start of career
(6/3/2006) Rookie Mike Thompson (2-2) endured the worst start of his young career on Saturday at Pittsburgh. The 25-year-old had won two of his first three starts -- not allowing more than three earned runs in any of them. But he was tagged for six runs (five earned) on eight hits with no strikeouts in the loss to the Pirates.
Thompson will start Saturday
(6/2/2006) The Padres also decided Friday that staff ace Jake Peavy (4-5, 4.15 ERA) will miss his scheduled start Saturday in Pittsburgh because of right shoulder tendinitis. Mike Thompson (2-1, 3.50 ERA) will start in his place.
M. Thompson takes first loss
(5/30/2006) Padres SP Mike Thompson fell to 2-1 Monday vs. Colorado after pitching six innings and giving up six hits, three earned runs, two walks and two homers while striking out three. His ERA moved to 3.50.
Mike Thompson improves to 2-0
(5/24/2006) Thompson allowed one earned run and four hits in seven innings on Tuesday against the Braves to improve to 2-0. He did not walk a batter and struck out two in the quality start.
Mike Thompson wins Wednesday
(5/18/2006) Thompson made Wednesday's start at Arizona, allowing four runs -- three earned -- and seven hits in five innings to pick up his first win. He did not allow a walk and he struck out three batters.
M. Thompson starts for SD
(5/17/2006) RHP Mike Thompson will get the starting assignment Wednesday in Phoenix against the D-Backs. He was recalled from Triple-A Portland after Tuesday's game. The Padres were considering giving RHP Brian Sweeney a spot start in the slot opened by the torn calf muscle suffered by RHP Woody Williams in his last start, but Sweeney pitched 1 1/3 innings Tuesday night. Thompson, meantime, was taken out of his scheduled start Monday with Portland.
Padres assign Thompson to minors
(3/14/2006) The Padres optioned 1B-OF Paul McAnulty and OF Freddy Guzman to Triple-A Portland of the PCL and RHP Jared Wells, LHP Sean Thompson and C George Kottaras to Double-A Mobile of the Southern League. Also, they assigned RHP Kenny Baugh, RHP Cesar Carrillo, RHP Mike Thompson, LHP Erick Burke and SS Matt Bush to their minor league camp.
Thompson invited to spring
(1/19/2006) The San Diego Padres invited LHP Erick Burke and RHP Mike Thompson to spring training.