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MATT THORNTON RUMORS

Loss of Thornton leaves a temporary hole in the bullpen

Might not be able to tell, but Yankees bullpen just became a tad bit weaker with the loss of lefty specialist Matt Thornton. Thornton was put on revocable waivers and was subsequently claimed by the Washington Nationals yesterday, who have taken on his contract. Seems strange that the Yankees were concerned about such a small salary dump, Thornton was due just around $4.5 million...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals claim Matt Thornton off waivers from Yankees

Most players are pulled back once they’re claimed during the August revocable waiver period, but it’s always interesting when a team claims a player and the original team simply says “OK fine, take him.” That happened today with Matt Thornton, who was claimed off revocable waivers by the Nationals and given away for nothing by the Yankees. Thornton has pitched well this...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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

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...
Via FenwayNation
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox activate Matt Thornton From Disabled List

(Getty Images) BOSTON—The Boston Red Sox have activated Matt Thornton from the 15-day disabled list and optioned pitcher Brayan Villarreal to Triple-A Pawtucket the team announced on Sunday. Villarreal was optioned after Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Thornton is expected to be available for Sunday night’s contest as the Red Sox wrap up their series in...
Via CLNS Radio
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Welcoming Matt Thornton

Matt Thornton The Boston Red Sox were quick to add another lefty to the bullpen before the All-Star Break. As Gordon Edes reported for ESPN Boston, the Red Sox acquired left-hander Matt Thornton from the White Sox for minor leaguer Brandon Jacobs on Friday. With the devastating loss of Andrew Miller, the only lefty in the Sox’ pen at the time was Craig Breslow. By adding Thornton...
Via isportsweb.com
July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Thornton Keeps Smiling at Thought of Joining Red Sox, Says ‘It’s All About Winning’

Matt Thornton officially changed the color of his Sox on Saturday, as he joined the Red Sox in Oakland following Boston’s trade with the White Sox on Friday. The 36-year-old reliever is ready for the new challenges that come with such a wardrobe change. “They’re a first-place team,” Thornton said while speaking to the media for the first time as a member of the Red Sox. “It’s...
Via NESN.com
July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Thornton Trade Makes Sense for Red Sox Despite Any Concerns Surrounding Southpaw

Boston could always use another Thornton, right? The Red Sox acquired reliever Matt Thornton, along with cash considerations, from the White Sox on Friday in exchange for minor league outfielder Brandon Jacobs. The deal — like any trade, really — carries some risk, but not enough to reconsider the addition of a potentially valuable left-hander to a bullpen in flux. It was no...
Via NESN.com
July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Thornton leads White Sox rookie teammates to bullpen tied to a rope (Video)

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. Your browser does not support iframes. Ah, nothing like rookie hazing in the major leagues. At least these guys didn't have to dress...
Via Holdout Sports
July 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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