White Sox call up OF Trayce Thompson, brother of Klay Thompson

Monday August 3rd, 2015

The Chicago White Sox called up outfielder Trayce Thompson from Triple A on Monday. Thompson is the younger brother of Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson.

Trayce Thompson, 24, was a second-round pick by the White Sox in the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Santa Margarita Catholic High School in California.

At Triple A Charlotte this season, Thompson batted .260 with 13 home runs, 39 RBIs and a .744 OPS over 104 games, playing primarily centerfield.

Over seven minor-league seasons, the 6'3", 210-pound Thompson batted .241 with 101 home runs, 395 RBIs and a .747 OPS.

Klay Thompson, 25, has played four seasons in the NBA and helped the Warriors win the NBA Finals in June. He appeared to prematurely report the news of Trayce’s promotion on Saturday, tweeting, “Some of the greatest news I've ever heard my little bro is in the majors. Words can't describe how proud I am can't wait to get to Chicago!” before deleting the tweet.

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