Matt Thornton RUMORS & NEWS

  • Matt Thornton is “waiting for a team to show interest” despite 2.18 ERA last season

    Hardball Talk "Veteran left-hander Matt Thornton was pretty effective for the Nationals last season, throwing 41 innings with a 2.18 ERA, but between his being 39 years old and this offseason’s free agent market overflowing with quality relievers he’s yet to find work. Thornton told Jim Duquette of MLB..." February 03

  • Nationals claim Matt Thornton off waivers from Yankees

    Hardball Talk "Most players are pulled back once they’re claimed during the August revocable waiver period, but it’s always interesting when a team claims a player and the original team simply says “OK fine, take him.” That happened today with Matt Thornton, who was claimed off revocable waivers by the..." August 05

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    Scott Lauber @ScottLauber

    As expected, #RedSox decline $6 million option on lefty reliever Matt Thornton, making him a free agent. He will receive a $1 million buyout

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    Brian MacPherson @brianmacp

    After all of the fuss yesterday Matt Thornton is not on the Red Sox postseason roster. Everything remains the same.

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    Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich

    Matt Thornton threw a bullpen today and will pitch in a sim game Tues. That promises nothing but Red Sox are naturally keeping him ready.

  • Thornton dealing with oblique soreness, Doubront says he's fine despite side tightness

    WEEI Boston "A pair of Red Sox left-handed pitchers required the attention of the team trainer Ricky Jaymeson in the final innings of the team’s 4-0 win over the Diamondbacks at Fenway Park on Sunday. First in the top of the seventh inning Felix Doubront received a visit after reaching for his right side..." August 05

  • Red Sox acquire lefty Matt Thornton

    ESPN Boston "The Red Sox, acting swiftly after losing Andrew Miller to a season-ending foot injury, announced in the second inning here Friday night that they had acquired left-handed reliever Matt Thornton and cash for minor-league outfielder Brandon Jacobs. Thornton, 36, is a fastball-slider pitcher..." July 14

  • Matt Thornton tries to silence trade talk

    Chicago Sun-Times "Matt Thornton has been through trade rumors, and he has been on teams with no hope this early in the season. But he never has been on a team this bad, and he never has been the subject of so much trade talk. “I’ve been on bad teams — a couple teams in Seattle, and in 2007 here we were a bad..." July 10

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #WhiteSox’s Thornton on long #RedSox list of possible bullpen targets. #Braves also inquired on Thornton; interest “limited.”

  • Floyd, Thornton pain-free in spring debuts

    CSN Chicago "Gavin Floyd’s elbow is pain free and not an issue, he said Tuesday. The White Sox starting pitcher said he feels fine after he threw 50 pitches in his Cactus League debut against Team USA. Floyd limited Team USA to two hits, a walk and one hit batsmen in 2 1/3 scoreless innings. He struck out..." March 06

  • Thornton confident he hasn't lost ground

    CSN Chicago "Matt Thornton admits he initially wasn’t as confident his elbow was fine, but those concerns have since been alleviated. The White Sox reliever threw 40 pitches on Wednesday in batting practice and believes he hasn’t lost any ground. Thornton missed several days last week and required an..." February 28

  • Thornton plays catch to test sore elbow

    CSN Chicago "Matt Thornton played catch on Thursday without incident and the White Sox are breathing a little easier. The veteran reliever reported to the coaching staff he feels fine after he missed the past two days with soreness in his left triceps. An MRI taken on Tuesday showed Thornton has tendonitis..." February 22

  • Sox's Thornton vows he's on schedule

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago White Sox reliever Matt Thornton said the recent inflammation in his left elbow won't set him back in his preparation for the regular season. "If April 1 comes in jeopardy, believe me, you guys would know," said Thornton, who plans to play catch this morning and throw live batting..." February 21

  • Matt Thornton's sore elbow now a storyline

    South Side Sox "Matt Thornton roared into Camelback Ranch feeling so fit I half-expected him to start selling NutriBullets in the employee parking lot. On Tuesday, we learned he won't be pitching anything for a while thanks to a sore elbow. At the moment, the news could be worse. An MRI revealed inflammation,..." February 20

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    Mark Gonzales @

    MRI on Thornton confirmed imflamation

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    Thornton held out of drills, elbow discomfort

  • Sox's Thornton sidelined by elbow soreness

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago White Sox reliever Matt Thornton was held out of drills Tuesday because of left elbow discomfort. An MRI revealed inflammation but no structural damage, manager Robin Ventura said after the workout. "Slowly but surely getting ready," Thornton said without disclosing the ailment...." February 19

  • The skinny on Thornton's new look

    ESPN "Resembling his high-school yearbook photo more than the guy who set up games for the Chicago White Sox last season, Matt Thornton has been sporting an entirely new look this spring. It's not the way he has been dressing or even the style of his haircut. Instead, Thornton appears to have gone..." February 14