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Josh Thole | Catcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Josh Thole went 2-for-2 with a double and two walks Wednesday versus the Red Sox.
Even though Thole only gets to play while R.A. Dickey is pitching, he's managed to stay sharp enough to hit .282 in 85 at-bats this season, albeit without any power at all (three doubles, no triples and no homers). Since the beginning of June, he's started exactly one game in which he wasn't paired with Dickey, and he was removed after two at-bats in that one. Jul 24 - 12:34 AM

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Josh Thole went 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored against the Orioles on Wednesday.

Thole had four of the Blue Jays' 15 hits on the night, singling in a run in the third inning. The catcher had just three hits in the month of September coming into the game, and he's hitting just .179/.258/.250 for the year.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 10:46:00 PM

Josh Thole went 1-for-3 with his first home run of the season against the Yankees on Wednesday.

Thole has been an offensive black hole this season, batting .146/.255/.232 in 82 at-bats. The home run was his first this season, giving him six RBI. The only thing that keeps him in the lineup on a semi-regular basis is his ability to catch R.A. Dickey's knuckleball.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 09:58:00 PM

Blue Jays recalled C Josh Thole from Triple-A Buffalo.

The Jays decided to go with Henry Blanco as their backup catcher going into the season, but now they've flip-flopped. He was hitting .322/.383/.510 with seven homers at Buffalo and should serve as R.A. Dickey's personal catcher.
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 01:38:00 PM

Blue Jays optioned C Josh Thole to Triple-A Buffalo.

It means that Henry Blanco has won the backup job to J.P. Arencibia. The expectation was that Thole would serve as R.A. Dickey’s personal catcher, but the Blue Jays will instead look to stash him in the minors. He batted just .156/.229/.281 in 35 plate appearances this spring.
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 11:13:00 PM

Josh Thole went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts against the Astros on Sunday and is hitting .115 this spring.

Thole has to be very frustrated with his situation after going from starting catcher in New York to likely Triple-A backstop with the Blue Jays. He's 3-for-26 with one RBI in 15 games.
Sun, Mar 17, 2013 03:44:00 PM

Blue Jays GM Alex Anthpoulos said he expects Josh Thole to begin the 2013 season at Triple-A Buffalo.

The Jays signed Henry Blanco to a one-year deal last week, and Anthpoulos confirmed that the backup job will be his to lose going into spring training. Thole batted just .234/.294/.290 with one home run and 21 RBI in 104 games with the Mets this past season. He can continue to be ignored outside of deeper AL-only leagues.
Sat, Jan 19, 2013 08:59:00 AM

Blue Jays avoided arbitration with C Josh Thole by agreeing to a two-year, $2.5 million contract.

The deal also includes a $1.75 million club option for a third year. The owner of a career .261/.331/.333 batting line, Thole will back up J.P. Arencibia in 2013.
Fri, Jan 18, 2013 01:59:00 PM

Blue Jays acquired C Josh Thole from the Mets in the seven-player R.A. Dickey trade.

Thole batted just .234/.294/.290 with one home run and 21 RBI in 104 games this summer for the Mets. The 26-year-old should hit a little better at Toronto's Rogers Centre but is doubtful to ever boast serious fantasy value.
Mon, Dec 17, 2012 05:30:00 PM

Josh Thole went 1-for-2, producing one of only six Mets hits as they were shutout by the Reds on Tuesday.

Thole is hitting a paltry .262 with just one homer and 18 RBI on the season. With Tuesday's acquisition of Kelly Shoppach, who will draw most starts against left-handed pitching, Thole loses most of what little value he did possess in two-catcher formats.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 11:13:00 PM

Josh Thole is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Phillies.

He's taking a seat against the left-hander Cliff Lee. Mike Nickeas will start behind the plate and catch right-hander Chris Young.
Wed, Jul 4, 2012 11:11:00 AM

Josh Thole went 2-for-4 in Sunday's loss to the Reds.

Both knocks were singles. Thole is now 13-for-53 (.245) since coming off the disabled list on June 1. Just one of those hits has gone for extra bases.
Sun, Jun 17, 2012 04:16:00 PM

Mets activated C Josh Thole from the 15-day disabled list.

Thole missed two and a half weeks with a concussion, but he appears to be back to 100 percent and will retake his starting catcher duties. He was batting .284/.356/.370 with one homer before the injury.
Fri, Jun 1, 2012 03:07:00 PM

Mets GM Sandy Alderson predicted Josh Thole (concussion) will be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

Thole caught the full Thursday at Triple-A Buffalo and went 1-for-4. Expect to see him with the Mets this weekend.
Thu, May 31, 2012 02:06:00 PM

Josh Thole (concussion) is batting second and playing catcher Thursday at Triple-A Buffalo.

Thole was only able to play a couple of innings on Wednesday night due to a miscommunication between the Mets and the MLB Players' Association concerning the start date of his minor league rehab assignment. It's no big deal, and he's on track to return this weekend.
Thu, May 31, 2012 08:56:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Matt Hague
2B1Steve Tolleson
2Ryan Goins
3Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Anthony Gose
2Kevin Pillar
3Dalton Pompey
4Colby Rasmus
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Mark Buehrle
3Drew Hutchison
4J.A. Happ
5Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Aaron Sanchez
7Chad Jenkins
8Daniel Norris
9Brandon Morrow
10Sean Nolin
11Kendall Graveman