Jeff Todd of MLBTradeRumors reports that veteran reliever Dale Thayer has opted out of his minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, choosing to become a free agent instead of continuing to pitch for the organization’s Triple-A affiliate in Oklahoma City. Thayer had opted out of a similar contract with the Baltimore Orioles near the end of Spring Training, a deal that he...
Via Today's Knuckleball
25 days ago
In a trio of understandably overlooked moves, the Dodgers signed relievers Dale Thayer, Sam LeCure, and Sean Burnett in the past week to bolster the bullpen depth in the minors. Both Thayer and LeCure have standard minor-league contracts, but Burnett has a May 1 opt-out in his minor-league deal. —– From 2011-14, Thayer posted an ERA of 3.04 over 198.1 innings, striking out...
The Los Angeles Dodgers made minor tweaks in their bullpen during the offseason with the signings of Joe Blanton and Louis Coleman. Blanton was added as a long reliever, while Coleman beat out Louis Avilan for the final spot in the bullpen. Los Angeles also signed Jamey Wright to a Minor League deal, though the veteran right-hander wasn’t going to make the Opening Day roster,...
Via Dodger Blue
April 04, 2016
Veteran reliever Dale Thayer has opted out of his minor-league contract with the Baltimore Orioles. Dale Thayer Opts Out Of Orioles Contract https://t.co/991S845E4G pic.twitter.com/0lKGhbW0cp — MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) March 27, 2016 The veteran righty will depart from Camden Yards and now test the free agency market. He pitched in six spring training innings, allowing...
Via Today's Knuckleball
March 26, 2016
SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles will make at least two cuts on Friday as they continue to whittle down their spring roster. Dale Thayer struck out the side in the ninth inning tonight to seal the Orioles' 4-1 victory over the Twins. The Orioles are 4-12-3 heading into Friday night's ... Read More
The Orioles have signed right-hander Dale Thayer to a minor league deal that also includes an invitation to spring training. Thayer is represented by O'Connell Sports Management, which tweeted the agreement this afternoon. Thayer, 35, is 11-17 with a 3.47 ERA in seven major league seasons. He's made 264 appearances, ... Read More
The bat flip has its proponents, but most pitchers overtly oppose the histrionic gesture, as we were reminded in the Padres-Giants game on Tuesday. With the Giants already leading 5-0 in the sixth, Giants catcher Hector Sanchez launched a Dale Thayer fastball into the right field bleachers for a grand slam. Sanchez, along with everyone else in Petco Park on Tuesday night, knew the...
The San Diego Padres currently sit in fourth place in the National League West with a disappointing 38-43 record and with back-to-back shutouts to the Mariners on Tuesday and Wednesday, the team is at one of its lowest point all season. The Padres embark on a ten-game road trip against the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Texas Rangers. The Padres took the first game...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The game between the San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds was postponed because of rain on Wednesday night and rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on Thursday. The first game will start at 12:35 p.m. followed by a makeup game at 6:10 p.m. It was the ninth postponement in Great American Ball Park's history since 2003 and the second this season. The Reds have had...
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