Nationals reliever Matt Thornton is moving through his 11th season in the major leagues, he’s 37-years-old and has 656 MLB games to his name. By now there is plenty of tape and plenty of scouting reports on the 6-foot-6 lefty. 666 more words
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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The Washington Nationals acquired left-handed reliever Matt Thornton on Tuesday, after putting in a waiver claim for the 6-foot-6 Yankees pitcher.
The move wasn’t your traditional waiver transaction, as the Yankees are only six games back in the AL East, but steeped with young lefties in their farm system. 414 more words
The Yankees are amid a stretch of facing three former Cy Young Award winners in a row. They faced the Tigers’ Max Scherzer Monday night (and beat him, 2-1), were paired against David Price Tuesday night and are scheduled against Justin Verlander Wednesday night. 253 more words
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Yankees have shuffled left-handers in their bullpen, promoting Rich Hill from the minors and letting Matt Thornton go to the Washington Nationals in a waiver claim. 244 more words