Former Citadel slugger joins RiverDogs

Former Citadel first baseman Bo Thompson. Photo provided

The New York Yankees activated former Citadel slugger Bo Thompson from their extended spring training camp and placed him on the Charleston RiverDogs roster.

Thompson went 1 for 3 with an RBI in the RiverDogs’ 6-3 home win on Wednesday night against Augusta.

Thompson, a graduate of Greenville’s J.L. Mann High School, was the Yankees’ 13th-round draft pick in 2014, his junior year at The Citadel. He was suspended for the first 50 games of the season for violating baseball’s drug program after testing positive for amphetamines last August.

Thompson played rookie-level ball as a first baseman and designated hitter for the Gulf Coast and Staten Island Yankees in 2014, hitting .182 with one home run in 99 total at-bats.

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