After being scratched for Friday night’s start for the Fort Wayne TinCaps, Mason Thompson was placed on the disabled list with what Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Tribune noted was “shoulder inflammation;” although, details remained scarce.
Last night, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette and Padres Prospectus asked TinCaps Manager Anthony Contreras for clarification on the nature of Thompson’s injury, and he replied, “[Thompson] felt it a little again in the same spot (Biceps), so obviously they’re going to need to be precautionary with him. They sent him to San Diego to get checked out there by our doctor…I haven’t heard any updates, but I know his appointment was today.”
It is disappointing news given that Thompson already missed most of the month of June with the aforementioned Biceps injury, but at 19 years of age, Thompson still has plenty of time to develop into the pitcher that garnered him a million dollars over the slot value in the 2016 draft.
On the season, the right-hander owns a respectable 3.79 FIP and 9.33 K/9 over seven starts in his first taste of full season ball. Hopefully, he’ll be able to take the mound again prior to the season’s end; however, expect the team to be overly cautious the second time around.