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    It's been a busy week for the Auburn Tigers

    It's been a busy week for the Auburn Tigers

A Montgomery native and former Auburn University pitcher has been called up to the Chicago White Sox.

According to the CSN Chicago website, the White Sox purchased the contract of 27-year-old Taylor Thompson from Triple-A Charlotte.

In his Major League debut against the Houston Astros on Sunday, Thompson pitched 1.2 innings giving up only one hit, zero walks and struck out two batters.

Thompson, a right-handed pitcher, played baseball at St. James High School in Montgomery, and then went on to play at Auburn University.

Thompson was selected 44th overall in the 2009 draft, and has a 2.61 ERA through 48 1/3 innings with 24 walks and 53 strikeouts.

Thompson replaces Felipe Paulino on the White Sox 40-man roster, and will be used as a relief pitcher.

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