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Dale Thayer | Relief Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (35) / 12/17/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 211
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Orioles released RHP Dale Thayer.
Thayer saw there wasn't a place for him in the Orioles' bullpen and opted out of his contract. Even at 35 and coming off a down season (4.06 ERA in 38 appearances), Thayer shouldn't have much trouble landing a new team. Mar 26 - 9:32 PM

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Orioles signed RHP Dale Thayer to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Thayer was a useful reliever with the Padres from 2012-2014, but he struggled to the tune of a 4.06 ERA and 25/15 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings last season. The 35-year-old will attempt to earn a spot in Baltimore's bullpen in the spring.
Feb 10 - 2:43 PM

Padres sent RHP Dale Thayer outright to Triple-A El Paso.

Thayer successfully cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The veteran reliever has posted a 4.06 ERA and 25/15 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings this season.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 03:05:00 PM

Padres designated RHP Dale Thayer for assignment.

Thayer posted a 3.05 ERA with nearly a strikeout per inning from 2012-14, but he's struggled this season with a 4.06 mark and 25/15 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 frames. He's also dealt with shoulder issues this season. It wouldn't be a surprise to see Thayer and is $1.375 million salary go unclaimed.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 06:28:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 04:43:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 05:41:00 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.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 06:33:00 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.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 08:57:00 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.
Mon, Apr 6, 2015 08:05:00 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.
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 12:14:00 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

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