OAKLAND – Warriors guard Klay Thompson’s younger brother, Trayce Thompson, is a Los Angeles Dodger following a three-team trade Wednesday in which he was unloaded by the Chicago White Sox.
That means the 24-year-old Trayce is back in Southern California, where he and his brothers spent part of their childhood. Klay said Los Angeles had a “great market, legendary team.”
“I’ll still support the A’s or the Giants, but the Dodgers will come first when my brother’s playing for ‘em, so I’ll be rooting for him, and it’ll be an exciting time,” said Klay, who had been following trade rumors during the Winter Meetings.
“It’s going to be great for my family if he makes it to LA to come up and see him all the time. It’d be special.”
Trayce hit .295 and five home runs with 16 RBI in 44 games after making his Major League debut with the White Sox last season. Assuming he stays with the Dodgers, they have a crowded outfield.
Klay attended some White Sox games last season and also A’s games as well, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Coliseum in September.