Orange County Register "Joe Thatcher, who has been out nearly four weeks with a sprained ankle, is still hoping to be back in the next two weeks. Thatcher said he recently tried to throw off the mound and “it didn’t go well.” The original prognosis called for a four- to six-week rehab, and Thatcher believes he’ll..." August 29
Source: #DBacks avoid arbitration with Joe Thatcher for $2.375 million
Joe Thatcher struggled with #DBacks, but his overall numbers are good & free agent relief arms aren't cheap. A non-tender would surprise me.
There are legs to Ian Kennedy-to-Padres rumors as reported by @ScottMCBS. Joe Thatcher would be one of the players going to Arizona.
One more to watch on deadline day: #Padres more likely to deal Thatcher than Gregerson. Saying no to all deals for any of their OFs
Padres are listening on Gregerson/Thatcher interest but they'd have to be inspired by an offer to move either guy.