And somewhere, Mario Mendoza is rolling on the floor in laughter.
Last month we noted that Shaq Thompson, the five-star defensive back jewel of Washington’s 2012 recruiting class, had signed a contract to play professional baseball with the Boston Red Sox. The plan was for Thompson to play through a portion of the summer and then join the Huskies for summer camp in the beginning of August.
According to the Seattle Times, Thompson’s baseball season has indeed come to an end, although it didn’t exactly go as planned. For the limited season, Thompson played a total of 12 games in the outfield for the minor league affiliate Gulf Coast Red Sox, and went hitless in 39 at-bats.
Not only that, but he struck out a whopping 37 times. In other words, not only is Mendoza on the floor LOLing, but so is Rob Deer.
Thompson received a $45,000 signing bonus from the Sox organization, incidentally.
The Times reports that Thompson, who was rated as the No. 7 recruit at any position by Rivals.com, will be on UW’s campus a week from yesterday, provided he doesn’t swing and miss the exit ramp, of course.