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Padres | Robbie Erlin to pitch in bullpen

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Dennis Lin

Padres | Matt Thornton joins Padres

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - 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: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Adam Kilgore and James Wagner

Nationals | Blake Treinen optioned

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | 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

The Washington Nationals are acquiring RP Matt Thornton after a waiver claim from the New York Yankees.

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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.

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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: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Kenny Ducey

Yankees | David Robertson heading to DL

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.

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Yankees | Bullpen jobs up in air

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Bryan Hoch