Trayce Thompson

Dodgers return Trayce Thompson to minors to clear roster spot for Rich Hill

Dodgers return Trayce Thompson to minors to clear roster spot for Rich Hill

Trayce Thompson will take his hitless streak back to Oklahoma City.

The Dodgers returned the outfielder to their triple-A team Sunday. They needed a roster spot for pitcher Rich Hill, who was activated from the disabled list to start Sunday’s game.

Thompson is hitless in 21 at-bats this season, with nine strikeouts. He is 0 for 13 at Oklahoma City and 0 for 8 with the Dodgers.

He had an abbreviated spring training, with the Dodgers easing him into action this season after last season was cut short because of two stress fractures in his back. Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts said Thompson needs to play every day.

But Roberts also said the Dodgers sent down an outfielder...

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