JOSH THOLE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Thole, Diamondbacks finalize minor league contract

PHOENIX (AP) Catcher Josh Thole and the Arizona Diamondbacks have finalized a minor league contract. The 30-year-old Thole, who has been the personal catcher for knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, played four seasons with the New York Mets and the last four with the Toronto Blue Jays. He is the third catcher acquired by Arizona in the offseason, joining Chris Iannetta and Jeff Mathis...
Via Associated Press
January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks sign Thole to 1-year minor league deal

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed catcher Josh Thole to a one-year minor league contract. The deal was announced by the team Wednesday. The 30-year-old Thole, who has been the personal catcher for knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, played four seasons with the New York Mets and the last four with the Toronto Blue Jays. He is the third catcher acquired by Arizona in the...
Via Associated Press
January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

AP Source: D-backs add another catcher in Josh Thole

PHOENIX (AP) A person close to the situation has confirmed that the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a one-year minor league contract with catcher Josh Thole. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the deal has not been officially announced. The 30-year-old Thole, who has been the personal catcher for knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, played...
Via Associated Press
January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks To Sign Josh Thole

The Diamondbacks have agreed to a minor-league deal with catcher Josh Thole, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag (via Twitter). His potential salary and other terms have not been reported at this time. Thole, 30, had spent the last four years with the Blue Jays after an equivalent stint with the Mets. He went with knuckleballer R.A. Dickey in the 2012 swap between those organizations...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
January 23, 2017

WATCH: Josh Donaldson, John Gibbons get heated in dugout

Things may be going well for the Toronto Blue Jays, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t tensions between their star player and their manager. After third baseman Josh Donaldson slammed his bat in frustration in the dugout after striking out, manager John Gibbons had a word with him, and the two had to be separated by Josh Thole and Troy Tulowitzki. As Yankee announcer Ken...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

The Orioles made franchise history with this wacky walk-off win

Teams find all different ways to win over the course of a 162-game season, and on Wednesday night, the Baltimore Orioles made franchise history with a wacky walk-off win.With two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning, Toronto Blue Jays catcher Josh Thole mishandled a pitch. Baltimore's Caleb Joseph darted home on the passed ball to lift the Orioles to the 4-3...
Via FOX Sports
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jays activate Navarro; send Thole to minors

WASHINGTON (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays activated C Dioner Navarro from the 15-day disabled list and sent C Josh Thole to Triple-A Buffalo after the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Washington Nationals. Navarro (left hamstring) last played on April 21. He batted .267 with four RBIs in eight games before suffering the injury. Thole received limited work behind starter...
Via Associated Press
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Concerned With Poor Play

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher John Danks reacts after giving up a two=run double to Toronto Blue Jays’ Josh Thole during the fifth inning of American League baseball action in Toronto on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) The Chicago White Sox made it seem as if the team had finally turned the corner on the season after a tough month and a half...
Via The Sports Journal
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Travis d’Arnaud and the Mets’ youth movement

In 2012, the primary catcher for the Mets was Josh Thole, who posted a .584 OPS that year, showing what his career track attests, that he’s nothing more than a back-up. In 2013, primary catching responsibility was taken over by John Buck who also confirmed his career status by swatting 15 homeruns, supported by a meager .652 OPS. When the Mets season begins again this evening,...
Via Mets360.com
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

101-Year-Old Grandma Throws Out First Pitch At Blue Jays Game (Video)

Kitty Cohen set a record Sunday in Toronto that likely will not be broken anytime soon. Cohen, a 101-year-old grandmother, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Blue Jays’ Mother’s Day matchup with the Los Angeles Angels, becoming the oldest Canadian ever to do so. During the pregame festivities, Cohen jogged to the mound, took the ball from the Blue Jays’ mascot...
Via NESN.com
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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