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."
Sun, 04 Aug 2013 18:17:55 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Matt Thornton (oblique) left his appearance Sunday, Aug. 4, against the Arizona Diamondbacks due to a right oblique injury.
Sun, 04 Aug 2013 13:28:07 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Matt Thornton (undisclosed) left the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, Aug. 4, with an undisclosed injury.
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:24:14 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey (shoulder) will undergo season-ending surgery on his right shoulder Wednesday, July 24, to fix a torn capsule, damage to his labrum and a strain of one of the muscles of his rotator cuff. The estimated recovery time is 12 months.
Fantasy Tip: Bailey's injury woes continue to affect his fantasy value. Koji Uehara doesn't really have anyone challenging him for save chances anytime soon, unless the BoSox go out and acquire another bullpen contributor before the trade deadline. Junichi Tazawa and Matt Thornton become even more important in setup roles now.