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Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:08:14 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Matt Thornton plans to mix in a few variations of his offspeed pitches this year, based more on location, to complement his fastball. "My breaking ball last year was slower and it was very effective when I kept it out of the zone," Thornton said. "But (White Sox pitching coach Don) Cooper and I talked about how it stays in the zone if I don't bounce it in there. I'm working on the harder breaking ball and keeping that slower breaking ball in there for the right situations."
Fantasy Tip: Thornton is a weak handcuff option to closer Addison Reed, and he's only worth considering in very deep AL leagues.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:15:52 -0800
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Feb. 26, and RP Matt Thornton (elbow) will throw a bullpen Wednesday, Feb. 27.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:01:23 -0800
Chicago White Sox RP Matt Thornton (elbow) played catch Thursday, Feb. 21, and he's not as worried about his triceps soreness. "All we are pretty much doing is bump my live BP back a couple of days," Thornton said. "Do catch, catch, bullpen, day off and live BP. I don't know, we'll talk about that when we get there and see how it feels." He thinks the pain is attributed to tendonitis.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 08:26:36 -0800
Updating previous reports, Chicago White Sox RP Matt Thornton (elbow) will miss a couple more days due to elbow discomfort.
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:18:29 -0800
Chicago White Sox RP Matt Thornton (elbow) underwent an MRI exam Tuesday, Feb. 19, that confirmed inflammation.
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:08:53 -0800
Chicago White Sox RP Matt Thornton (elbow) was held out of drills Tuesday, Feb. 19, due to elbow pain.
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 23:42:12 -0800
Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn is confident in CL Addison Reed to open up the season as the ninth-inning pitcher, but Hahn said he wants manager Robin Ventura to have flexibility to use other relievers like RP's Matt Thornton, Jesse Crain and Matt Lindstrom. "Obviously (Reed) established himself last year," Hahn said. "At the same time ... I feel that Robin should have the depth, knock on wood, and alternatives to play the best matchup."
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 07:57:49 -0800
Chicago White Sox RP Matt Thornton declined an invitation to play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.
Sat, 07 Jul 2012 18:01:38 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Matt Thornton filled in for RP Addison Reed Saturday, July 7, in a save situation against the Toronto Blue Jays. Manager Robin Ventura said he wanted to stay away from Reed Saturday because he had worked in the previous three games. Thornton allowed a hit with two strikeouts to earn a four-out save, his second of the season.
Sat, 23 Jun 2012 10:56:15 -0700
Multiple reports claim that the Chicago White Sox are actively pursuing Boston Red Sox 3B Kevin Youkilis and could include RPs Jesse Crain and Matt Thornton in a potential trade.