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.
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.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:29:25 -0700
The New York Yankees will place RP David Robertson (groin) on the disabled list with a Grade 1 groin strain.
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.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:04:24 -0800
Other than New York Yankees RP David Robertson as the closer, manager Joe Girardi indicated that the rest of the bullpen roles have been undecided. RP Shawn Kelley will probably serve as the setup man for Robertson, and RP Matt Thornton will likely be the situational left-hander. Girardi also mentioned SPs David Phelps and Adam Warren as possibilities for the bullpen.
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:15:43 -0800
The New York Yankees officially signed RP Matt Thornton to an undisclosed two-year deal Friday, Jan. 10.
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:23:17 -0800
The New York Yankees signed free-agent RP Matt Thornton (Red Sox) to a two-year, $7 million deal Tuesday, Dec. 17. Thornton is expected to be the team's main left-handed arm in the bullpen.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:48:00 -0800
The Washington Nationals are interested in free-agent RP Matt Thornton (Red Sox). It is believed that there are six or seven teams showing interest.
Sat, 02 Nov 2013 12:19:57 -0700
The Boston Red Sox have declined the $6 million club option on RP Matt Thornton, making him a free agent. He will receive a $1 million buyout.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 12:39:23 -0700
The Boston Red Sox will place RP Matt Thornton (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, Aug. 7, and RP Pedro Beato will be recalled in a corresponding move.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 20:27:56 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Matt Thornton (oblique) is starting to feel better after leaving his appearance Sunday, Aug. 4, due to a strained right oblique. "He feels improved, just by going through range of motion type movements," manager John Farrell said. "If it's not really restricted, he'll play light catch up to 90 feet. A roster decision may have to be made if we don't see further progress by tomorrow. He's improved and we want to give him another day."