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Eric Thames | Outfielder

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right

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Astros released OF Eric Thames.
Thames has signed with the NC Dinos in Korea. The 26-year-old played exclusively in the minors this past season between the Mariners and Orioles. Mon, Dec 9, 2013 04:14:00 PM

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According to his agent, Eric Thames has reached an agreement to play for the NC Dinos in Korea next season.

The 26-year-old outfielder was claimed on waivers by the Astros in September after spending the entire 2013 season at Triple-A. He'll look to rebuild his value overseas.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 10:29:00 PM

Astros claimed OF Eric Thames off waivers from the Orioles; optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Thames was designated for assignment by the O's on Sunday after struggling at Triple-A Norfolk. The 26-year-old outfielder has shown flashes of potential, though, and is a worthy flier for the rebuilding Astros.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 01:59:00 PM

Orioles designated OF Eric Thames for assignment.

Thames was acquired from the Mariners in late June, but never made it up to Baltimore. In 36 games at Triple-A Norfolk, he hit .252/.315/.356 with three homers and 13 RBI.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 11:59:00 AM

Eric Thames (hand) will resume swinging a bat on Sunday.

Thames is recovering from a fractured left hand. The Orioles acquired him from the Mariners late last month and will consider him for a bench spot once he's healthy.
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 02:16:00 PM

Orioles acquired OF Eric Thames from the Mariners in exchange for INF Ty Kelly.

Thames has been assigned to Triple-A Norfolk. The outfielder is currently nursing a fractured left hand but will give the O's some minor league depth once healthy.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 12:59:00 PM

Mariners designated OF Eric Thames for assignment.

Thames was removed from Seattle's 40-man roster to make room for the return of Franklin Gutierrez. Thames has a lifetime .250/.296/.431 line in the majors and was hitting .295 with seven homers at Triple-A Tacoma this year. He'll likely catch on somewhere else soon.
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 06:34:00 PM

Mariners optioned OF Eric Thames to Triple-A Tacoma.

Thames batted .267 (8-for-30) with three doubles and five RBI in 16 games this spring. There's no room for him in Seattle's crowded outfield right now, but he could be an option at some point this year.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 11:13:00 AM

Eric Thames ripped a solo shot Monday, accounting for the only run in a win over the Twins.

It's all Felix Hernandez needed, as he dominated the hapless Twins lineup. Thames has batted .274 with four homers over 23 games since arriving in Seattle.
Mon, Aug 27, 2012 10:30:00 PM

Eric Thames doubled in two runs in the bottom of the eighth to break a 1-1 tie in the Mariner's 3-1 win over the Indians on Wednesday.

That's a three-game sweep for the AL's hottest team. Thames has two homers and five RBI in his last four games. Even though he's struck out 20 times, he's hitting .286 with three homers and 10 RBI in 19 games since being picked up from the Blue Jays.
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 07:11:00 PM

Making his Mariners debut against his former team, Eric Thames hit a two-run homer in Wednesday's win over the Blue Jays.

Appearing in his first major-league game since May 28, Thames took Carlos Villanueva deep in the fifth. The home run was his fourth in 151 at-bats this season. Thames should get plenty of playing time for the Mariners, but shouldn't be anything to call home about in AL-only leagues in pitcher-friendly Seattle.
Thu, Aug 2, 2012 12:39:00 AM

Mariners acquired OF Eric Thames from the Blue Jays for RHP Steve Delabar.

Thames won the starting left field job over Travis Snider during spring training for the Blue Jays, but blew his golden opportunity by hitting just .243/.288/.365 with three homers, 11 RBI and a .652 OPS across 160 plate appearances. Toronto sent him packing to the farm two months ago. Ironically, the Jays jettisoned Snyder (to the Pirates) from the organization within an hour of cutting ties with Thames. Thames is just the type of bat that Seattle should buy-low on, which is precisely what they did by procuring him for a fringe middle-reliever. If Seattle trusts him enough to thrust him into a platoon role, Thames will immediately become relevant in AL-only leagues.
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 01:30:00 AM

Blue Jays optioned OF Eric Thames to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Thames won the starting left field job over Travis Snider during spring training, but he's hitting just .243/.288/.365 with three homers, 11 RBI and a .652 OPS across 160 plate appearances this year. Snider is currently sidelined with a wrist injury, so Rajai Davis figures to get most of the playing time in left field in the short term. Mike McCoy has been called up in a corresponding roster move and will provide some depth while Yunel Escobar (groin) and Kelly Johnson (hamstring) deal with nagging injuries.
Tue, May 29, 2012 11:09:00 AM

Eric Thames' solo home run accounted for all of the Blue Jays' scoring in their loss to the Orioles Tuesday.

Thames finished the night 2-for-4 and is now hitting .273 on the season. The towering blast off Tommy Hunter in the third inning was his first of the season. It left the yard and landed on Eutaw Street before bouncing off the awning of a warehouse beyond the right field wall. He became just the 58th person in history to reach Eutaw.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 09:55:00 PM

Eric Thames is not in Monday's lineup against the Red Sox.

He's sitting against Felix Doubront, which is something that should be common practice against southpaws. Rajai Davis will start in his place in left field, but Ben Francisco is another option.
Mon, Apr 9, 2012 05:45:00 PM

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