JOE THATCHER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Thatcher Seeking a Chance to be One of Tito’s Lefties

When the Cleveland Indians dealt left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski at the trade deadline last season, it was a bit of a curious move. “Scrabble” had been the team’s lone southpaw for the majority of the season and while the season was in dire straits, it also was not over at the time. It forced the promotion of Kyle Crockett from Columbus after a tough start to his 2015...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Indians sign pair of left-handed relievers

The Indians have signed veteran free agent left-handers Tom Gorzelanny and Joe Thatcher to minor league contracts and invited them to spring training. Gorzelanny spent most of last season with the Detroit Tigers. He has a 49-52 career record with a 4.34 ERA in 307 games, including 121 starts. The 33-year-old has also played with Pittsburgh, the Cubs, Washington and Milwaukee. He...
Via Associated Press
December 21, 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

Angels Injury Update: Joe Thatcher activated

The Los Angeles Angels improved to a Major League best 92-55 on the season following a 11-3 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night. The Angels remain on top of the league in runs scored and are a respectable 11th in ERA. The staff got a boost with the return of reliever Joe Thatcher, who has been activated from the disabled list. #451916564 / gettyimages.comI reported on September...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: Joe Thatcher expected back soom

The Los Angeles Angels entered a four-game series against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday with a record of 83-55, first in the American League West. With 24 games remaining in the season, the Angels are in good position to secure a playoff berth last this month. There is good news on the injury front, as reliever Joe Thatcher is expected back soon after being out since August 2...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 05, 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

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

Angels acquire Joe Thatcher from Diamondbacks in 4-player deal

After speculation in the past few days, the Los Angeles Angels made a move on Saturday to acquire a much needed left-handed reliever.  The main player in the deal is southpaw Joe Thatcher as he heads to Los Angeles along with reserve outfielder Tony Campana.  MLB Roster Moves tweeted out the whole deal:.@Angels acquire LHP Joe Thatcher and OF Tony Campana from @Dbacks for OF...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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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