Matt Thornton did not participate in drills with the Chicago White Sox yesterday. The pitcher has expressed discomfort with his elbow, so the team is taking no chances. He underwent an MRI and will only participate in drills when he feels healthy enough to do so.
According to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, Thornton has been diagnosed with elbow inflammation. The...
Chicago White Sox veteran bullpen pitcher Matt Thornton tied six rookie pitchers together with a rope and led them across the field from the dugout to the bullpen before Friday's game at U.S. Cellular Field against the Toronto Blue Jays.
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Ah, nothing like rookie hazing in the major leagues. At least these guys didn't have to dress...
James Loney scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch by Matt Thornton in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago White Sox 7-6 on Friday night in the opener of an interleague series between division leaders.
Alex Rios hit his second homer of the game in the top half of the eighth, but the Dodgers went in front again in the bottom half.
Loney started the winning...
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June 16, 2012
Say what you want about the White Sox offense, but the pitching is second to none. Well actually, the Sox pitching is second only to three teams since they command the fourth lowest American League team ERA. Regardless, that stat is something to be proud of.
The team’s early success on the mound is especially profound considering the bullpen situation during Spring Training. Before...
Chicago White Sox reliever Matt Thornton is eager for a chance to be a closer again.
Thornton is among the candidates to be the White Sox closer. He struck out one and allowed a hit in 1 1/3 scoreless innings in Chicago's 16-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday.
Adam Dunn hit two home runs - a two-run home run and a grand slam off Royals starter Bruce Chen.
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March 22, 2012
Matt Thornton doesn't know the intricate details of Ryan Braun's successful appeal of a suspected violation of Major League Baseball's Drug Treatment and Prevention Program. So, the White Sox reliever didn't want to provide any detailed analysis about a case in which he wasn't involved. But he did reiterate that MLB's strict and tough program has been run well.
Sox lefty finished strong after relinquishing duties to SantosAfter wondering about his future this offseason, Matt Thornton hopes to maximize an apparent second chance to seize the White Sox's closer role he quickly lost in 2011.
The following is an edited transcript of an in-house discussion that took place among the Baseball Prospectus staff when one of our number solicited examples of unsupportable baseball arguments for an upcoming article. After Kevin proposed "Anyone can close," the thread took off in a new direction.
Kevin Goldstein: "Anyone can close." While overstated...
Last week, Joe Crowley of the Chicago Sun times scoured his sources and reported that White Sox GM Kenny Williams is basically looking to dump a ton of payroll. Team anchors John Danks, Carlos Quentin and Matt Thornton are all being heavily shopped at the winter meetings. In other words, these three players are probably not going to be with the White Sox for much longer. Sergio...
A potential trade of White Sox lefty reliever Matt Thornton to the Braves is picking up steam, tweets Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Thornton, 35, posted a 3.32 ERA, 9.5 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, 0.45 HR/9, and 48.8% groundball rate in 59 2/3 innings for the White Sox this year. He's owed $12MM through 2013 on an extension signed in March.