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Dale Thayer | Relief Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (35) / 12/17/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 211
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Braves released RHP Dale Thayer.
Thayer signed a minor league contract with the Braves on May 30 but lasted only about a week in the organization, surrendering three earned runs on five hits over just 1 1/3 innings at Triple-A Gwinnett. The veteran right-hander could struggle to find another MLB-affiliated gig. He turned 35 years old this winter. Jun 12 - 2:57 PM

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Braves signed RHP Dale Thayer to a minor league contract.

Thayer opted out of his minor league deal with the Dodgers in early May after opening the season with a 6.75 ERA in eight innings at Triple-A Albuquerque. He'll act as organizational bullpen depth for Atlanta.
May 30 - 10:52 AM

According to MLB Trade Rumors, Dale Thayer has opted out of his minor league contract with the Dodgers.

Thayer latched on with the Dodgers after spring training and had a 6.75 ERA with 10 strikeouts and two walks over eight innings. The 35-year-old will look for an opportunity elsewhere.
May 3 - 11:58 AM

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

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

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1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Sean Rodriguez
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SS1Dansby Swanson
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3Johan Camargo
3B1Adonis Garcia
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LF1Matt Kemp
2Mallex Smith
CF1Ender Inciarte
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3Mauricio Cabrera
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8Shae Simmons
9Paco Rodriguez
10Daniel Winkler
11Josh Collmenter
12Jacob Lindgren
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14Sam Freeman