Sat, 18 Mar 2017 15:58:46 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks C Josh Thole (hamstring) suffered a "significant" hamstring tear and is expected to be lost for the year, according to manager Torey Lovullo.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:11:52 -0800
Free-agent C Josh Thole (Blue Jays) agreed to a minor-league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, Jan. 24, with an invitation for spring training.
Sat, 19 Nov 2016 20:51:46 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays C Josh Thole cleared waivers Friday, Nov. 18, and has elected to become a free agent.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 18:24:24 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays finalized their American League Wild Card roster Tuesday, Oct. 4, prior to their game with the Baltimore Orioles. Players reassigned to the minors include 2B Andy Burns, OF's Harold Ramirez and Darrell Ceciliani, 1B Chris Colabello, C Josh Thole and P's Danny Barnes, Joaquin Benoit, Matt Dermody, Mike Bolsinger, Bo Schultz, R.A. Dickey, J.A. Happ, Chris Smith, Chad Girodo and Aaron Sanchez.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:14:22 -0700
Free-agent C Josh Thole (Blue Jays) re-signed with the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, Sept. 1. Thole received a major league deal but the other terms were not disclosed.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:49:33 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 27. C Josh Thole is starting behind the plate and batting ninth against San Diego Padres SP Luis Perdomo Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Martin remains a viable starting backstop in all fantasy leagues, but you'll want to sub him out where you can Wednesday. Martin sits with 32 runs, seven home runs and 36 RBI for the campaign. Thole owns a .523 OPS over the past four seasons with Toronto, and he's completely off the fantasy radar.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:24:49 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (knee) is not in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP Wade Miley Sunday, July 24. C Josh Thole will start at catcher and is batting ninth.
Fantasy Tip: Thole will continue to start as long as Martin is dealing with his knee injury but probably should not be used outside of AL-only and two-catcher leagues.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:11:57 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (knee) is not in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma Saturday, July 23. C Josh Thole will start at catcher and is batting ninth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Thole does have four hits and four RBI in his last three games, but he probably should only be used in two-catcher leagues at this point.
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 10:35:16 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 2B Devon Travis and C Russell Martin are not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray Saturday, July 16. INF Darwin Barney will bat eighth and start at second base, while C Josh Thole bats ninth and starts behind the plate.
Fantasy Tip: Barney is 11-for-33 (.333) at the plate this month and is 2-for-2 with a home run and two RBI in his career versus Gray, so he's worth considering as a source of productive cap relief in DFS. Thole is in the lineup because knuckleballer R.A. Dickey is pitching but he should not be viewed as a viable fantasy option Saturday.
Sun, 10 Jul 2016 08:09:00 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays DH/1B Edwin Encarnacion and C Russell Martin are not in the starting lineup against Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez Sunday, July 10. 3B Josh Donaldson is batting second and serving as the designated hitter, while 1B Justin Smoak is playing first base and batting seventh. In addition, OF Michael Saunders will play left field and bat third, while C Josh Thole starts behind the plate and hits ninth.
Fantasy Tip: Saunders is batting .423 over the past seven days with four doubles, a home run and five RBI, making him a must-start option in all fantasy formats. On the other hand, Smoak and Thole haven't fared so well at the plate recently. Smoak is 4-for-24 (.167) during the month of July and is hitless in 12 lifetime at-bats versus Sanchez, while Thole is batting just .120 through 75 at-bats this season. They should be avoided everywhere.