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Dale Thayer | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (35) / 12/17/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 211
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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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

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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

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

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4Erik Kratz
1B1Wil Myers
2Brett Wallace
2B1Cory Spangenberg
2Jose Pirela
3Jemile Weeks
4Adam Rosales
SS1Alexei Ramirez
2Alexi Amarista
3Jose Rondon
3B1Yangervis Solarte
LF1Jon Jay
2Jabari Blash
CF1Travis Jankowski
2Melvin Upton
3Manuel Margot
RF1Matt Kemp
2Alex Dickerson
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PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Tyson Ross
3Andrew Cashner
4Brandon Maurer
5Brandon Morrow
6Robbie Erlin
7Colin Rea
8Cesar Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Kevin Quackenbush
3Jon Edwards
4Drew Pomeranz
5Nick Vincent
6Carlos Villanueva
7Cory Mazzoni
8Leonel Campos
9Ryan Buchter
10Luis Perdomo
11Frank Garces
12Jose Torres
13Josh Martin
14Blake Smith