Eric Thames RUMORS & NEWS

  • Eric Thames drug tested after hitting first HR in three weeks

    Fanrag Sports "Eric Thames has cooled off a bit after rewarding the Milwaukee Brewers’ flier signing with a scorching start. But the import who spent the past few years in South Korea hit his 14th home run of the season on Wednesday night. And despite a power drought for most of this month, Thames was asked..." June 01

  • The real reason why Brewers’ Eric Thames is getting drug tested more frequently

    Fox Sports "One possible explanation for Eric Thames being subjected to a seemingly large number of drug tests early in the season is not an explanation at all. Baseball’s Joint Drug Agreement requires extensive mandatory follow-up testing — but imposes no discipline — on two categories of players who..." May 25

  • Cubs officials reportedly 'infuriated' by pitching coach's comments on Eric Thames

    CBS Sports "Two weeks ago Brewers first baseman Eric Thames went on a rampage at Wrigley Field, going 6 for 11 with three doubles and a home run in the three-game series against the Cubs. Thames has been a monster early on. Thames homered for the fifth straight game in the series opener against the Cubs, and..." May 01

  • Just 24 Games In & Eric Thames Has Been Given 4th Drug Test of 2017

    Total Pro Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers have played 24 games so far this year and have won 12 and lost 12 as they are the epitome of an average team. Brewers 1b Eric Thames is clearly doing his part as he’s blasted 11 homeruns in just 22 games played and while the long balls continue to pile up, so does the..." April 30

  • Brewers' Eric Thames: Removed in eighth inning with apparent injury

    CBS Sports "Thames was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Reds in the top of the eighth inning with an apparent injury, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Thames didn't look to be in any major pain when he met with a team trainer on the field, but he was spotted stretching his..." April 27

  • Brewers' Eric Thames drug tested again after hitting 11th HR: 'I have a lot of blood and urine'

    Sporting News "Twitter lost its mind Monday when Eric Thames blasted two home runs against the Reds, calling for the Brewers slugger to get drug tested again. Well, trolls, you got your wish. Thames hit his MLB-leading 11th homer Tuesday against Reds pitcher Robert Stephenson, a two-run, 357-foot shot to..." April 26

  • Four reasons why Eric Thames breaking MLB HR record isn’t so crazy

    Sportsnaut "Eric Thames is on fire. In fact, he’s hotter than fire. A trip to the Sun would feel downright chilly compared to standing next to Eric Thames. The Milwaukee Brewers slugger is mashing baseballs at a record pace. On Monday, he belted two home runs against the Cincinnati Reds, bringing his..." April 25

  • Eric Thames now has as many homers vs the Reds as any other MLB player has total

    The Comeback "Eric Thames keeps destroying baseballs, and keeps being an amazing story. After struggling in two major-league seasons, Thames starred in the Korean Baseball Organization for three years, and was given another MLB opportunity. The Milwaukee Brewers signed the 30-year-old to a three-year, $16..." April 25

  • Eric Thames a story not of corruption but redemption

    Fanrag Sports "History does repeat itself sometimes. In 1985, the Toronto Blue Jays brought up a first base prospect named Cecil Fielder. Fielder was only 21 and he had never played above Double-A, but he had the kind of hitting talent that made you want to rush things. He was a .294/.371/.523 hitter in the..." April 24

  • Brewers' Thames can't explain his red-hot return to MLB "Eric Thames left Miller Park as a question mark and returned Monday as one of the most talked-about players in Major League Baseball. Then he showed the home fans what all the fuss was about. Thames hit a go-ahead, two-run home run -- his Major League-leading eighth this season -- in the..." April 21

  • Cubs seem to imply they think Eric Thames is using PEDs

    Larry Brown Sports "It seems like some with the Chicago Cubs are ascribing Eric Thames’ hot start to the season to the use of PEDs without actually saying so. Thames, who spent the past handful of seasons slugging home runs in Korea, has been scorching hot to start the 2017 MLB season. He has six doubles and seven..." April 20

  • Eric Thames: “I love beer”

    Hardball Talk "Eric Thames has been the story of the young 2017 season. After two partial campaigns in 2011 and 2012 with limited success, Thames took off for Korea where he became a superstar, hitting 124 home runs and 379 RBI in three seasons. He won an MVP award and a trip to the KBO All-Star Game. While..." April 19

  • From goat to 'God' and back: Eric Thames' amazing MLB comeback story

    USA Today "Eric Thames walks into the loud Milwaukee Brewers clubhouse after his historical evening, starts to strip off his uniform, when a stranger approaches him at his locker. It was a representative from Major League Baseball's drug-testing program. They didn't want his bat, the one he used to tie..." April 18

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