Winston-Salem Dash manager suspended for three games

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Tommy Thompson, manager of the Winston-Salem Dash (#39) (Winston-Salem Journal file photo)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem Dash Manager Tommy Thompson has been suspended by the Carolina League for three games for an on-field incident with umpires last weekend against Lynchburg.

Thompson was not in uniform for this afternoon’s game at BB&T Ballpark with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans but was at the ballpark and was seen before the game.

Thompson is allowed to be in the clubhouse but can not have any contact with his team during games while he’s suspended.

Running the team in his absence will be Kirk Champion, an on-field coordinator with the Chicago White Sox, the parent organization for the Dash.

Thompson missed this afternoon’s game and he will miss Thursday’s final game of the four-game series with the Pelicans and Friday’s game with Lynchburg.

Champion has been with the White Sox organization for the last 24 years. Before this season he was the minor-league pitching coordinator for nine seasons.

Brian Boesch, the Dash’s director of media relations, released a statement during today’s game.

This article was written by John Dell and originally published in The Winston-Salem Journal. Click here to read the full story.