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Rich Thompson
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim — No. 63
Relief pitcher
Born: July 1, 1984 (1984-07-01) (age 25)
Hornsby, Australia
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
MLB debut
September 1, 2007 for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Career statistics
(through 2009 season)
Win-Loss     0-0
Earned run average     7.71
Strikeouts     31
Olympic medal record
Men's Baseball
Silver Athens 2004 Team Competition

Richard Graeme Thompson (born July 1, 1984 in Hornsby, Australia) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He resides in both Australia and Arkansas with his wife during the off seasons.

Thompson was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on February 13, 2002.

In 2004, he was part of the Australian Olympic baseball team, which achieved a silver medal at the Athens Olympics.

Thompson had his contract purchased by the Angels' major league club on September 1, 2007, marking the first time he was on the major league roster. He made his major league debut on that same day against the Texas Rangers

In 2008, Thompson began the season with the Angels after relievers Chris Bootcheck and Scot Shields began the season on the disabled list. However after allowing five earned runs on four hits in his only outing against the Texas Rangers, Thompson was optioned to the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees to make way for Shields. He made one more appearance with the Angels, but became hurt pitching in Memphis for the Triple-A team. He spent the majority of his 2008 season rehabbing his shoulder injury in Arizona and finished the season with the Bees.

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