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A's claim Thompson off waivers from Angels

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Relief pitcher Rich Thompson was claimed on waivers by the Oakland Athletics on Friday.

Thompson, 27, was designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels last week.

He has a 0-1 record in 2 1/3 innings this season with a 15.43 ERA. He has a career ERA of 4.24 with parts of six seasons with the Angels.

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