It seems like he's been around forever, but he's still just 25 years old. Apparently his shoulder feels fine now. He's on the 40 man roster.
If he could have a good start at AAA, the Reds starting rotation would be 9 deep - Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto, Wood, Bailey, Leake, Lecure, Maloney and Thompson. That's just obscene. An embarrassment of wealth.
You'd have to think that at some point some of these guys are going to be traded. Gives Jocketty a lot of options if Thompson can stay healthy and pitch well.