Trayce Thompson is expected to join the A’s in Southern California in the next few days. Oakland begins a three-game series with the Angels on Friday, followed by a two-game series with the Dodgers.
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The 27-year-old hit .122 during three stints with the Dodgers before being designated for assignment on March 27.
His older brother is an All-Star guard with the Warriors, who play their home games next door to the Oakland Coliseum. Klay Thompson frequently showed up at his brother’s games and wore Dodger hats when appearing at A’s games.
Right-hander Paul Blackburn was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.