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Get To Know A Nat 2014: Matt Thornton

Name: Matthew J. Thornton (not to be confused with this Matthew Thornton who signed the Declaration of Independence)
Nickname(s): Matt
DOB: September 15, 1976
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Thornton thriving as new face in NL

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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Nationals Give Up Nothing, Get Yankees Primary Lefty Reliever Matt Thornton

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. 412 more words


Game 112: DET vs. NYY -- 12th inning bummer

The biggest talk at the trade deadline last week was when the Rays traded their ace starter to the Tigers. That ace started against the Yankees tonight in a highly anticipated (read: over-hyped) match-up in the Bronx. 706 more words


Yanks go Cy, Cy, Cy for third time

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

Yankees add Rich Hill as Matt Thornton replacement

This afternoon the Yankees declined to pull back Matt Thornton when he was claimed on waivers by the Nationals, giving away the 37-year-old left-hander. And now to replace him in the bullpen they’ve called up 34-year-old left-hander Rich Hill from Triple-A. 111 more words

Yankees Promote Rich Hill, Let Matt Thornton Go To Nationals

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. 237 more words