Non Roster Invitee: Brad Thompson – Royals

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis CardinalsThe Kansas City Royals may have to add Brad Thompson to their roster. Thompson is about the only pitcher wearing a blue hat that says KC that has actually recorded outs this spring.

With a spot or two up for grabs in the pen and a rotation that has fallen on it’s face this spring the versatility of Thompson may gain him a gig with the Royals.

Thompson, a veteran of five seasons all of which came with St. Louis, is far better as a relief option then a starting pitcher but being able to give the Royals innings may be the biggest key.

There are trade rumors swirling around Juan Cruz and Kyle Farnswo

rth this spring but there doesn’t appear to be a ton of teams who could take on that type of money.

More or less Thompson pretty much assumes the role that Jamey Wright filled so great for Kansas City last season.

Non-Roster Invitees
Pitchers B/T Ht Wt DOB
73 Adam Bostick L/L 6-1 240 03/17/83
62 Bryan Bullington R/R 6-6 210 09/30/80
69 Jorge Campillo R/R 6-0 230 08/10/78
52 Bruce Chen L/L 6-2 215 06/19/77
79 Danny Duffy L/L 6-3 195 12/21/88
77 Matt Herges L/R 5-11 205 04/01/70
59 Philip Humber R/R 6-3 210 12/21/82
67 John Parrish L/L 5-11 200 11/26/77
68 Nelson Payano L/L 6-1 190 11/13/82
66 Francisco Rosario R/R 6-1 225 09/28/80
65 Josh Rupe R/R 6-2 215 08/18/82
57 Brad Thompson R/R 6-1 190 01/31/82
Catchers B/T Ht Wt DOB
63 Edwin Bellorin R/R 5-10 240 02/21/82
74 Cody Clark R/R 6-3 195 09/14/81
70 Steven Lerud L/R 6-1 215 10/13/84
26 Vance Wilson R/R 5-11 225 03/17/73
Infielders B/T Ht Wt DOB
46 Wilson Betemit S/R 6-2 220 11/02/81
72 Irving Falu S/R 5-11 180 06/06/83
39 Mario Lisson R/R 6-2 220 05/31/84
71 Ernesto Mejia R/R 6-5 245 12/02/85
76 Mike Moustakas L/R 5-11 230 09/11/88
Outfielders B/T Ht Wt DOB
41 Buck Coats L/R 6-3 200 06/09/82
78 David Lough L/L 5-11 180 01/20/86
75 Derrick Robinson S/L 5-11 180 09/28/87
64 Scott Thorman L/R 6-3 225 01/06/82