The 27-year-old Thompson will be joining his fourth team this year. He went to spring training with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Then he was claimed off waivers by the New York Yankees on April 3 and by Oakland two days later. He was 1-for-7 in three games with the A’s. Thompson is the younger brother of Golden State‘s Klay Thompson and a son of former NBA player Mychal Thompson.
The 28-year-old Saladino was 2-for-8 with a double for the White Sox.
Oakland also optioned right-hander Lou Trivino to Triple-A Nashville on Thursday.