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The Nationals Buy Matt Thornton From Yankees

It’s an August tradition; the Yankees flex their financial muscle to claim some overpriced player on waivers in order to add him for the last few months of the season. Only this time, the tradition has been turned on its head, as the Nationals claimed Matt Thornton, and the Yankees decided to let them have […]
Via Fangraphs
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ex-Red Sox Pitcher Matt Thornton Claimed By Nationals On Waivers

Matt Thornton has joined his fourth major league team in two years, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Heyman reported Tuesday, citing sources, that the left-handed reliever, who was placed on waivers by the New York Yankees, has been claimed by the Washington Nationals. Thornton has been effective out of the bullpen for the Yankees this season, allowing a total of seven earned...
Via NESN.com
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Acquire Matt Thronton

We have seen our first waiver claim and subsequent acquisition as Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Washington Nationals have acquired left handed relief pitcher Matt Thornton from the New York Yankees. First indications show that the Yankees had placed Thornton on waivers and once the Nationals put in a claim, he was not […]
Via Baseball Essential
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacoby Ellsbury, Matt Thornton To Receive World Series Rings Friday

NEW YORK — Jacoby Ellsbury and Matt Thornton will receive some new jewelry this weekend at Yankee Stadium. Ellsbury and Thornton — each of whom played for the Red Sox last season, obviously — will receive their 2013 World Series rings before Friday’s Red Sox-Yankees game in the Bronx. Red Sox manager John Farrell and general manager Ben Cherington will present the rings....
Via NESN.com
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Matt Thornton the latest in the Cashman LOOGY Curse?

In the least celebrated move of the winter, the Yankees signed veteran LH bullpen lugnut Matt Thornton to a two-year contract. He was supposed to solve a problem that has haunted the team for 17 years: Finding the guy who can strike out a lefty slugger in the eighth inning of a tight game. Not since Graeme Lloyd, the super-Aussie bloke himself, arrived have the Yankees sported a...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees, LHP Matt Thornton complete deal; OF Vernon Wells cut

Left-hander Matt Thornton completed his $7 million, two-year contract with the New York Yankees, who cut outfielder Vernon Wells. Thornton gets $3.5 million in each of the next two seasons under the deal, which was agreed to Dec. 17 and announced Friday. His contract raises the Yankees' luxury tax payroll for next season to $175.7 million for 13 signed players. Including a pending...
Via Associated Press
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Thornton completes deal with Yanks, who cut Wells

Left-hander Matt Thornton completed his $7 million, two-year contract with the New York Yankees, who cut outfielder Vernon Wells. Thornton gets $3.5 million in each of the next two seasons under the deal, which was agreed to Dec. 17 and announced Friday. His contract raises the Yankees' luxury tax payroll for next season to $175.7 million for 13 signed players. Including a pending...
Via Associated Press
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees put another former Sock in pinstripes, sign Matt Thornton

Sam GalanisContributing WriterAdd one more man to the list of players the Yankees have picked up once the Red Sox were done with them. A mere two weeks after picking up Jacoby Ellsbury when Sox management couldn’t agree to the terms he was looking for, Matt Thornton has signed a 2-year/$7 million deal to head to the Bronx in 2014.Of course, Thornton only spent half a season with...
Via RedSoxLife
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Q&A: Matt Thornton, New York Yankees Pitcher

Matt Thornton isn’t ready to call it a career. The southpaw reliever is 37 years old and is coming off a so-so season — the Red Sox left him off their post-season roster — but he feels he’s far from done. In fact, he just signed a free-agent contract with the New York Yankees. It took a long time for him to get started on his career, though. Thornton was drafted out of high...
Via Fangraphs
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Evil Ones Sign Matt Thornton Away From Sox

(USATSI Photo)File this one under: "Yawn". The Evil Empire signed former Red Sox left-handed reliever Matt Thornton (for whom we gave up 23-year old Brandon Jacobs) to a two-year, $7 million deal. Boston declined Thornton's one-year, $6 million option and didn't even use the declining lefty in the post-season—although he did post a 3.74 ERA during the regular season. Still: "Yawn".
Via FenwayNation
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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