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Joe Thatcher: An Underrated Pickup That Will Help The Bullpen

In typical fashion, the Cleveland Indians acquired an unheralded player they hope can be a difference maker on the 25-man roster. It’s a move that did not garner headlines in December but once everybody realizes the team-friendly deal the Indians were able to pull off, will come to see the light. They desperately needed left-handed bullpen depth and Thatcher will provide that for...
Via Burning River Baseball
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Free Agency: Cleveland Indians add lefty Joe Thatcher

The Cleveland Indians were incredibly quiet for six weeks of the MLB offseason. But in a span of just 24 hours, they’ve now signed three legitimate MLB talents. First, it was first baseman Mike Napoli. Then, outfielder Rajai Davis. And now, it is left-handed reliever Joe Thatcher. MLB Daily Dish’s Chris Cotillo first reported the news on Thursday morning. The terms of the deal...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Interested In LH Reliever Joe Thatcher

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Mets are among 10 teams that have expressed interest in lefthanded reliever Joe Thatcher. Thatcher, 33, had a 3.86 ERA in 53 appearances for the D-Backs and Angels in 2014 and he’s held left-handed batters to a .230 batting average over an eight-year career. Sandy Alderson is hoping to have another lefty reliever to go with Josh...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Thatcher uncertain to make postseason roster, Trout won’t change game for postseason

The September 26th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Thatcher uncertain to make postseason roster, Trout won’t change game for postseason and much more… The Story: Mike Scioscia speaks on Joe Thatcher’s status regarding the postseason roster.The Monkey Says: Scioscia failed to endorse Thatcher, but he didn’t bury him either. He should get...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels ‘concerned’ about Josh Hamilton, Thatcher to be activated this weekend

The September 10th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels ‘concerned’ about Josh Hamilton, Thatcher to be activated this weekend and much more… The Story: The Angels have expressed growing concern over Josh Hamilton’s shoulder injury. The Monkey Says: He has missed more games than expected and doesn’t seem to be progressing. He still...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels acquire Thatcher and Campana from Diamondbacks

On Friday, the Los Angeles Angels acquired Joe Thatcher and Tony Campana from the Arizona Diamondbacks in return for minor leaguers Zach Borenstein and Joey Krehbiel. In Thatcher, the Angels gained the left-handed reliever they have been searching for. The 32-year old southpaw is currently pitching in his eighth major league season and his second for the Diamondbacks. His 2.63 ERA...
Via isportsweb.com
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks trade Thatcher and Campana to Angels

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acquired left-handed relief pitcher Joe Thatcher and outfielder Tony Campana from the Arizona Diamondbacks for prospects Zach Borenstein and Joey Krehbiel according to a report by Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. The Diamondbacks are expected to make a few trades before the July 31 deadline so the move was no surprise. Thatcher was one of three bullpen...
Via isportsweb.com
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels add much-needed lefty pitcher Joe Thatcher

The Angels added another much-needed left-hander to their bullpen on Saturday, acquiring Joe Thatcher and outfielder Tony Campana from the Arizona Diamondbacks. In exchange, the Angels sent two minor leaguers, outfielder Zach Borenstein and right-handed pitcher Joey Krehbiel, to Arizona. The addition of Thatcher adds a second lefty to a bullpen that at one time had none. Thatcher...
Via Fox Sports West
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs send Thatcher, Campana to Angels for two minor leaguers

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks on Saturday acquired minor league outfielder Zach Borenstein and right-handed reliever Joey Krehbiel from the Los Angeles Angels for left-handed pitcher Joe Thatcher and Triple-A Reno outfielder Tony Campana. Borenstein will report to Double-A Mobile, while Krehbiel will be assigned to High-A Visalia. In a corresponding move, the D-backs recalled left...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

D-Backs, LHP Thatcher agree to 1-year deal

The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with Joe Thatcher, agreeing to a one-year contract with the reliever. The 32-year-old left-hander was 3-2 with a 3.20 ERA in 72 appearances with the Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres last season. Thatcher came to Arizona as part of the July 31 trade that sent right-hander Ian Kennedy to the Padres. Since 2007, Thatcher ranks third...
Via Associated Press
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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