Thu, 11 Aug 2016 23:10:38 -0700
The San Diego Padres released RP Matt Thornton on Thursday, Aug. 11.
Sun, 07 Aug 2016 06:07:15 -0700
The San Diego Padres have designated RP Matt Thornton for assignment.
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.
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 09:53:37 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Robbie Erlin was called up to pitch out of the bullpen Friday, April 8, with RP Matt Thornton (Achilles') landing on the disabled list.
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.
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 05:32:25 -0800
Free-agent RP Matt Thornton (Nationals) agreed to a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres Thursday, March 3, with an invitation to spring training. The deal is pending a physical.
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.
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.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:13:07 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Blake Treinen was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse Wednesday, Aug. 6, to make room for RP Matt Thornton on the roster.
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.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:27:30 -0700
The Washington Nationals are acquiring RP Matt Thornton after a waiver claim from the New York Yankees.
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.