Former Citadel Bulldog Bo Thompson Activated on RiverDogs Roster

Bo Thompson Activated By RiverDogs

CHARLESTON, SC - The New York Yankees have announced that outfielder Leonard "Bo" Thompson has been activated from the temporary inactive list and placed on the Charleston RiverDogs' active roster.

Thompson, 22, was selected by the Yankees in the 13th round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft out of The Citadel. He made his minor league debut on June 15, 2014 with the Staten Island Yankees. The Mauldin, SC native played in 31 games with the SI Yankees and the Gulf Coast League Yankees 2. He hit a combined.182 with one home run and 10 RBI. He was suspended Aug. 25, 2014 for 50 games for violating the MiLB drug program and reinstated from that list on May 31.

A three-year standout at The Citadel where he was a first baseman/designated, Thompson hit .293 with 26 home runs and 122 RBI in 171 career NCAA games. As a junior at The Citadel, he hit .315 with a team-high nine home runs and 42 RBIs, led the team in walks with 41 and had the fewest strikeouts among Citadel starters with 27. He tallied a career-high 14 homers his sophomore season and participated in the TD Ameritrade Home Run Derby in Omaha, Neb. on July 3, in which he hit a total of seven dingers and advanced to the second round.