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Thomas Neal | Outfielder

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/17/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Reds signed OF Thomas Neal to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Neal revealed the news himself on Twitter. The 26-year-old outfielder got cups of coffee with the Yankees and Cubs last season but spent most of the year at Triple-A, batting .325/.391/.411 with two homers and two steals over 72 games. He'll represent depth in the minors. Jan 13 - 7:19 PM

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Cubs activated OF Thomas Neal from the 60-day disabled list; sent him outright to Triple-A Iowa.

Neal suffered a dislocated right shoulder in early August which ended his season. The 26-year-old appeared in six games at the major league level this season between the Yankees and Cubs.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 11:39:00 AM

Cubs transferred OF Thomas Neal from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Neal suffered a dislocated right shoulder earlier this week. He probably won't play again this season.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 04:35:00 PM

Cubs placed OF Thomas Neal on the 15-day disabled list with a dislocated right shoulder.

Neal suffered the injury Wednesday in the Cubs' 5-2 victory over the Phillies. He'll be out for a while.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 11:26:00 AM

Thomas Neal (shoulder) will be placed on the disabled list.

Neal dislocated his right shoulder Wednesday against the Phillies on a throw to second base in the seventh. Neal has only been with the club for 48 hours. He was claimed off waivers from the Yankees on Monday.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 11:00:00 PM

Thomas Neal dislocated his right shoulder in Wednesday's game against the Phillies.

Chicago also lost catcher Dioner Navarro in the contest. Neal suffered his injury on a throw to second base to start the seventh inning. The Cubs claimed the outfielder off waivers from the Yankees on Monday. He may be headed for the disabled list.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 09:39:00 PM

Cubs claimed OF Thomas Neal off waivers from the Yankees.

Neal was designated for assignment by New York last week to clear a roster spot for Curtis Granderson, who was returning from the disabled list. Neal was hitting .307/.368/.401 with two homers and two steals in 72 games this season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 03:02:00 PM

Yankees designated OF Thomas Neal for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Curtis Granderson who is returning from the DL. Provided he passes through waivers unclaimed, he could return to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to serve as organizational depth.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 07:08:00 PM

Yankees optioned OF Thomas Neal to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The move clears a spot for the newly-acquired Alfonso Soriano on the active roster. Neal is 2-for-11 in four games with the Yankees this season.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 06:26:00 PM

Yankees recalled OF Thomas Neal from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

With Zolio Almonte on the disabled list, Neal will serve as outfield depth. The Yankees have DFA'd Alberto Gonzalez in a corresponding move.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 01:13:00 PM

The Yankees are expected to recall Thomas Neal and Melky Mesa from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before Saturday's game against the Red Sox.

With Friday's injury to Zoilo Almonte, the Yankees are hurting for depth in the outfield all of a sudden. Neal went just 2-for-11 with four strikeouts during his call-up in June.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 12:46:00 AM

Yankees optioned OF Thomas Neal to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Neal picked up just two hits in 11 at-bats during his time with the Yanks. He's clearing room for Ivan Nova, who will start Sunday.
Sun, Jun 23, 2013 12:15:00 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of OF Thomas Neal from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Neal was batting .339/.426/.446 with two homers and 24 RBI at Triple-A. He's expected to see regular time in the DH spot against left-handers and could be worth a shot in AL-only formats.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 11:40:00 AM

Yankees signed OF Thomas Neal to a minor league contract.

He'll presumably receive a spring training invite. Neal, a right-handed hitter, was released by the Indians earlier this month after hitting .314/.400/.467 with 12 homers and a .867 OPS in 117 games at the Triple-A level last season. Even if he doesn't win a roster spot, he'll be useful depth in the organization.
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 12:14:00 PM

Indians released OF Thomas Neal.

Neal was designated for assignment last week and is now eligible for free agency. He batted .314/.400/.467 with the Indians' Double-A affiliate this past season and should have no trouble finding a minor league deal if he decides to sign with another organization.
Sat, Jan 12, 2013 10:05:00 AM

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2Brayan Peña
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Kristopher Negron
RF1Jay Bruce
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PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
6Dylan Axelrod
Relief Pitcher
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2Jonathan Broxton
3Manny Parra
4Sam LeCure
5Jumbo Diaz
6Logan Ondrusek
7Pedro Villarreal
8Trevor Bell
9Sean Marshall