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Justin Thomas | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Angels signed LHP Justin Thomas to a minor league contract.
It's not clear whether he's been invited to spring training. Thomas posted a 4.48 ERA and 1.49 WHIP across 16 starts at Triple-A for the A's last season before finishing the year in Japan. He'll almost surely begin 2014 in the minors. Jan 6 - 10:44 PM

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Justin Thomas has agreed to a deal with the Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan's Pacific League.

The left-hander made that announcement on his personal Twitter feed Monday morning. Thomas was released by the A's on July 1 after posting an underwhelming 4.48 ERA and 1.49 WHIP across 16 starts at Triple-A Sacramento. He'll try to revitalize his career overseas.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 11:42:00 AM

Athletics released LHP Justin Thomas.

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle speculates that Thomas probably exercised an opt-out clause in his contract. The left-hander posted a 4.48 ERA over 16 starts at Triple-A Sacramento. He shouldn't have trouble catching on elsewhere.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 06:08:00 PM

Athletics signed LHP Justin Thomas to a minor league contract.

Thomas pitched pretty well in the minors in 2012 but flopped in seven major league appearances. He'll give the A's a left-handed bullpen arm at Triple-A.
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 04:45:00 PM

Justin Thomas has elected free agency.

Thomas was outrighted off the 40-man roster by the Yankees earlier this month but has refused it and will test free agency instead. He'll likely get a minor league invite somewhere.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 08:57:00 PM

Yankees sent LHP Justin Thomas outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Thomas cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 28-year-old southpaw posted a 9.00 ERA in four appearances with the Bombers this season.
Tue, Oct 2, 2012 12:07:00 PM

Yankees designated LHP Justin Thomas for assignment.

Thomas posted a 9.00 ERA in four appearances this season with the Yankees. He is getting the boot to clear a 40-man roster spot for the return of David Aardsma.
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 06:42:00 PM

Yankees recalled LHP Justin Thomas from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Thomas was claimed off waivers earlier this season and will be making his Yankees debut if he enters a game. His role figures to be extremely limited.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 02:14:00 PM

Yankees claimed LHP Justin Thomas off waivers from the Red Sox.

Thomas was designated for assignment by Boston on Thursday to make room for Daniel Nava. He had a 7.71 ERA and 2.57 WHIP in seven games with the Red Sox.
Sat, May 12, 2012 04:14:00 PM

Red Sox designated LHP Justin Thomas for assignment.

Thomas made Boston's Opening Day roster, but got the boot to Pawtucket in late-April after he posted a 7.71 ERA and 2.57 WHIP while allowing 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings. Boston needed a spot on the 40-man roster, so Thomas is now available to every team in baseball.
Thu, May 10, 2012 03:33:00 PM

Red Sox optioned LHP Justin Thomas to Triple-A Pawtucket.

As expected. Thomas posted a 7.71 ERA and 2.57 WHIP while allowing 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings with the Sox. He'll be replaced by Rich Hill.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 11:35:00 AM

Red Sox purchased the contract of LHP Justin Thomas from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Thomas had a 6.75 ERA and 9/4 K/BB ratio over 10 2/3 innings this spring, so it's not like he's been lights-out, but Andrew Bailey's thumb injury has opened up a spot for a second left-hander. He'll likely be used in the middle innings and lower-leverage situations while Franklin Morales figures to be more of a late-game option.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 01:58:00 PM

Red Sox signed LHP Justin Thomas to a minor league contract.

Thomas didn't appear in the major leauges at all during the 2011 season and won't have an easy time breaking into the Red Sox 'pen. He turns 28 years old in January.
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 12:16:00 PM

Pirates reassigned LHP Justin Thomas, RHP Fernando Nieve to minor league camp.

Thomas finished with a brutal 6.23 ERA and 2.00 WHIP in 13 innings for the Pirates last season and gave them no reason to think that he would do any better if given a major league bullpen gig this year. He should get another shot down the road.
Mon, Mar 21, 2011 08:50:00 AM

Pirates re-signed LHP Justin Thomas to a minor league contract.

The deal comes with an invitation to spring training, where Thomas will have an outside shot at claiming a spot in the Pirates' 2011 bullpen. He posted an ugly 6.23 ERA and 2.00 WHIP in 13 innings this year.
Mon, Nov 8, 2010 03:27:00 PM

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2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3Shawn O'Malley
3B1David Freese
2Gordon Beckham
3Luis Jimenez
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Grant Green
CF1Mike Trout
2Tony Campana
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1C.J. Cron
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R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Jason Grilli
4Kevin Jepsen
5Joe Thatcher
6Mike Morin
7Fernando Salas
8Yoslan Herrera
9Michael Roth
10Cam Bedrosian
11Cory Rasmus
12Vinnie Pestano
13Sean Burnett
14Brian Moran