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Dale Thayer | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/17/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 211
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Padres activated RHP Dale Thayer from the 15-day disabled list.
Thayer wound up missing a little over two weeks because of a right shoulder sprain. The veteran right-hander owns a 3.41 ERA in 29 innings of relief this season. Jul 8 - 4:43 PM

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Dale Thayer (shoulder) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend.

He might only need a couple of appearances before returning. Thayer has been out since June 16 with a right shoulder strain.
Jul 2 - 5:41 PM

Padres placed RHP Dale Thayer on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain.

Thayer owns a 3.41 ERA through 29 innings in a middle relief role this year. The Padres promoted Kevin Quackenbush to take his spot in the bullpen.
Jun 24 - 6:33 PM

Dale Thayer (illness) will be available out of the Padres' bullpen Tuesday.

Thayer was unavailable Monday due to a stomach bug. Padres manager Bud Black admitted that the reliever still isn't 100 percent, but he's good enough to give it a go if needed.
Apr 7 - 8:57 PM

Dale Thayer was unavailable to pitch Monday due to a stomach bug.

He should be fine in a day or two. Thayer holds a 3.02 ERA with 173 strikeouts over 188 innings across the last three seasons for the Padres.
Apr 6 - 8:05 PM

Padres and RHP Dale Thayer avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.375 million contract.

It was Thayer's first year of arbitration eligibility. The reliever has been a nice bullpen piece for the Padres over the last three seasons, posting a 3.02 ERA with 173 strikeouts over 188 innings. He'll again help set up from the right side in 2015.
Jan 16 - 12:14 PM

Padres activated RHP Dale Thayer from the paternity leave list.

Thayer will be back in his sixth- and seventh-inning role after missing just one day of action.
Wed, May 14, 2014 05:51:00 PM

Padres placed RHP Dale Thayer on the paternity leave list.

Thayer will be out for the next 1-3 days. He has posted an excellent 1.45 ERA in 18 2/3 innings this season.
Tue, May 13, 2014 06:03:00 PM

Dale Thayer has been diagnosed with a bruised forearm after being hit by a comebacker in Friday's Cactus League contest.

He's expected to be fine and shouldn't miss any action because of it. The 33-year-old hurler had a nice spring, posting a 2.08 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 9/0 K/BB ratio in 8 2/3 innings.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 10:02:00 AM

Dale Thayer notched his eighth hold in Monday's victory against St. Louis.

Thayer induced Ty Wigginton into a double-play after surrendering a leadoff single to Jon Jay. After walking Pete Kozma, he was yanked for Joe Thatcher, who ended the inning. Thayer holds a 3.15 ERA and 0.90 WHIP over 20 appearances.
Tue, May 21, 2013 02:53:00 AM

Padres activated RHP Dale Thayer from the paternity leave list.

Thayer was away from the Padres over the weekend in order to be present for the birth of his child. He should resume getting save chances for the Padres with Huston Street (calf) still on the disabled list.
Mon, Aug 27, 2012 05:47:00 PM

Dale Thayer will rejoin the Padres' bullpen Monday.

Thayer was excused from the club on Friday for the birth of his third child and spent the entire weekend away. Luke Gregerson nailed down a save in his absence on Sunday. Huston Street (calf) is still on the disabled list.
Mon, Aug 27, 2012 12:52:00 PM

Padres placed RHP Dale Thayer on the paternity leave list.

Thayer can remain on paternity leave for 24 to 72 hours. Luke Gregerson could be an option to fill in if there's a save chance while he's away. The Padres called up Josh Spence to replace him on the active roster.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 06:05:00 PM

Called upon to protect a 5-3 ninth-inning lead, Dale Thayer blew his third save Tuesday against the Padres.

Tonight's outing isn't Thayer's fault; if Bud Black's desire is to continue to play with fire, he's going to get scorched. Rotoworld wouldn't dare stretch that cliché to include general manager Josh Byrnes, who would probably prefer, at this point, that his skipper juggles flames with late leads. After all, the Padres, 16 games below .500 entering the day, stand to acquire no worse than the third pick in next year's draft. Conspiracy theories aren't our thing. Pointing out that a 31-year-old journeyman reliever with a 4.43 career ERA shouldn't be protecting leads is. Regardless, until Huston Street returns, Thayer is roughly the 32nd-most valuable reliever in fantasy baseball.
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 02:03:00 AM

Dale Thayer nailed down his sixth save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Monday's win over the Braves.

He went through the heart of the order, striking out Chipper Jones before getting Jason Heyward to fly out and Dan Uggla to ground out. Luke Gregerson finished off the eighth ahead of Thayer, so it appears that the closer job in San Diego is Thayer's while Huston Street is on the DL.
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 10:23:00 PM

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2Joaquin Benoit
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4Dale Thayer
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