Matt ThorntonSan Diego Padres
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|Padres | Matt Thornton to return this weekend|
Fri, 27 May 2016 22:50:00 -0700
San Diego Padres RP Matt Thornton (Achilles') is expected to be activated during the team's weekend series with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The lefty hasn't taken the hill this season due to tendinitis in his Achilles.
Fantasy Tip: Thronton was signed as a setup man for Fernando Rodney, but Ryan Buchter has been lights out in the role with Thornton sidelined. His only real value was going to be in leagues that count holds. Now even that seems uncertain. Leave him on waivers until it becomes clearer how he'll be used.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: The Associated Press|
|Padres | Robbie Erlin to pitch in bullpen|
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 09:53:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The Friars want another lefty in their 'pen with Thornton sidelined. Erlin was a candidate for the starting rotation in spring training, but he'll have to pitch out of relief for now. He won't have any fantasy value unless he's in the rotation, and even then he's limited to cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Dennis Lin|
|Padres | Matt Thornton joins Padres|
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 05:32:25 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Thornton's K/9 was the lowest of his career at 5.01 last season, and he's 39 years old. However, he enters a bullpen mix that isn't a slam dunk with Fernando Rodney at the back end. He's a watch list player for now.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal|
|Nationals | Washington to use closer-by-committee|
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 11:46:09 -0700
Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams will determine his closer based on match-ups and game situation for the immediate future, using the trio of RP Drew Storen, RP Tyler Clippard and RP Matt Thornton. RP Rafael Soriano was removed from the closer's role after blowing his fifth save since the All-Star break Friday, Sept. 5.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: The Washington Post - Adam Kilgore and James Wagner|
|Nationals | Blake Treinen optioned|
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:13:07 -0700
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: The Washington Post - Adam Kilgore|
|Nationals | Add Matt Thornton|
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:38:04 -0700
The Washington Nationals acquired RP Matt Thornton on a waiver claim from the New York Yankees Tuesday, August 5. In a corresponding move, SP Taylor Jordan (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
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|Nationals | Acquire Matt Thornton|
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:27:30 -0700
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|Yankees | Shawn Kelley, Adam Warren unavailable|
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:51:33 -0700
New York Yankees RPs Shawn Kelley and Adam Warren are unavailable to pitch Thursday, April 10. Kelley has worked in three of the last four games, and Warren has also pitched three times in the last four nights. Manager Joe Girardi said he's unsure who would pitch in a save situation tonight. He's likely to mix and match with RPs Matt Thornton, Dellin Betances and Cesar Cabral.
Fantasy Tip: Thornton is the most likely option because of his experience, but he may not be available if Girardi has to use him for matchups in a tight spot before the ninth. It's not worth playing the waiver wire on this situation just for tonight.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Wallace Matthews|
|Yankees | Shawn Kelley unavailable Tuesday|
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:18:14 -0700
New York Yankees RP Shawn Kelley will not be available Tuesday, April 8, manager Joe Girardi said. Girardi doesn't know who'll close today, but Kelley will be the primary option for saves moving forward with David Robertson (groin) on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Not surprising, since Kelley was the primary eighth-inning guy beforehand. Behind him, it's a dice roll depending on matchups, availability and Girardi's feel. Adam Warren should be your first non-Kelley try, but Dellin Betances along with southpaws Matt Thornton and Vidal Nuno all have a chance to earn credit here.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: The Associated Press - Kenny Ducey|
|Yankees | David Robertson heading to DL|
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:29:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: A Grade 1 strain is the least severe, so it's entirely possible that Robertson will be ready to go when he's eligible to be activated. Shawn Kelley should be your first target if you're searching for save opps on the waiver wire, but Adam Warren, Matt Thornton, Vidal Nuno and even Dellin Betances might factor in if Joe Girardi is playing the matchups in the ninth. For what it's worth, Kelley had the save Monday in the team's home opener.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: Newsday - David Lennon|