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Eric Thames | First Baseman | #7

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Pepperdine
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 7 (0) / TOR
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Eric Thames went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Thursday against the Diamondbacks, dropping his season average to .294.
Plenty of guys would kill for a .294 average; that's not the shame. The problem is, he was hitting .333 on May 10. Since that time, Thames has gone 3-for-26 without an extra-base hit. The good news is he's still walking plenty to offset his propensity for striking out, but the shine has worn off a bit after he hit 11 homers in the season's first month. Like that hot stretch, this cold snap isn't his baseline, but the reality is somewhere in between. May 25 - 11:50 PM

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Eric Thames (legs) went 1-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base on Tuesday night against the Blue Jays.

Thames has been bothered lately by soreness in both of his legs, but it's something he plans to continue playing through. The 30-year-old slugger is batting .309/.437/.662 with 13 home runs, 26 RBI, two stolen bases, and 39 runs scored in 40 games this season for Milwaukee.
May 24 - 8:37 AM

Eric Thames was removed from Sunday's game against the Cubs due to cramping in his legs.

Thames has been battling hamstring and calf injuries, which seems consistent with what was acting up here. It still doesn't sound as though he'll require a trip to the disabled list, but it's the type of nagging injury that could continue to crop up on occasion.
May 21 - 4:29 PM

Eric Thames was removed from Sunday's game against the Cubs with a potential injury.

Thames has been battling hamstring and calf injuries, for which he has been receiving regular treatment. He was hobbling after his RBI groundout in the fifth inning on Sunday which prompted manager Craig Counsell to take him out. Look for an update on his status shortly.
May 21 - 4:27 PM

Eric Thames didn't show any signs of rust in his return to the lineup on Friday, going 1-for-3 plus a pair of walks in a win over the Cubs.

Thames also scored a pair of runs on the afternoon. He hadn't started since Sunday due to a bout of strep throat but looks fully recovered and good to go now. He's now hitting .313/.438/.679 with 13 homers and 25 RBI on the season.
May 19 - 8:07 PM

Eric Thames (illness) is back in the Brewers' lineup Friday.

It's his first start since Sunday, as Thames has been battling strep throat and also some soreness and tightness in his legs. The red-hot Eric Sogard is in left field and batting leadoff for the Brewers for the third straight game.
May 19 - 11:27 AM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell confirmed Eric Thames (illness) will be back in the lineup Friday against the Cubs.

Thames missed most of Milwaukee's series with strep throat but returned as a pinch-hitter on Thursday. Jesus Aguilar had been subbing for him at first base. Thames boasts an impressive .313/.432/.688 slash line over 128 at-bats this season.
May 18 - 9:03 PM

Eric Thames (illness) flew out to center field in a pinch-hitting appearance Thursday in the Brewers’ win over the Padres.

He pinch-hit for pitcher Zach Davies with two on and nobody out in the seventh inning. Thames didn’t start Thursday’s game due to strep throat but he should be back in there Friday at Wrigley Field. Despite missing a handful of games, Thames is still tied for third in the majors with 13 homers.
May 18 - 7:26 PM

Eric Thames (strep throat) remains out of the Brewers' starting lineup on Thursday.

Thames was able to take batting practice on Wednesday and reportedly hit several bombs, but he'll sit out of Thursday afternoon's series finale at Petco Park. Jesus Aguilar is starting at first base and batting third versus Padres right-hander Jarred Cosart.
May 18 - 12:50 PM

Eric Thames (strep throat) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres.

Thames came down with a case of strep throat on Tuesday. He has also been dealing with minor soreness and tightness in his legs. Jesus Aguilar will man first base in his place and is hitting third in Wednesday's game. Thames remains day-to-day and should be able to work his way back into the lineup relatively soon.
May 17 - 6:45 PM

Eric Thames has strep throat.

That's the primary reason for his absence from the Brewers' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Padres, not his recent leg soreness. Thames might also be held out Wednesday. Jesus Aguilar is filling in at first base at San Diego's Petco Park.
May 16 - 7:45 PM

Eric Thames (legs) remains out of the Brewers' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Padres.

Thames has been experiencing some tightness and soreness in his legs, though it's not believed to be anything serious. The big slugger remains day-to-day. Jesus Aguilar will start at first base and bat cleanup Tuesday versus San Diego left-hander Clayton Richard.
May 16 - 6:54 PM

Eric Thames is absent from the Brewers' lineup Monday.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Sunday that Thames is feeling some "tightness and soreness" in his legs, so he'll get some rest. He should be back in there Tuesday. Jesus Aguilar is at first base.
May 15 - 7:05 PM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Eric Thames is feeling some "tightness and soreness."

Jesus Aguilar replaced Thames at first base to begin the sixth inning Saturday against the Mets, but Milwaukee already had a comfortable lead at that point. Thames injured his hamstring last month and might not be fully recovered yet. Consider him day-to-day.
May 14 - 12:04 AM

Eric Thames is getting the day off Thursday.

Jesus Aguilar will start at first base and bat sixth in the Brewers' series finale against the Red Sox. Thames went 2-for-4 with a double and his first stolen base on Wednesday night versus Boston.
May 11 - 10:30 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jett Bandy
2Manny Pina
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Nick Franklin
3Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
3B1Travis Shaw
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
CF1Keon Broxton
RF1Domingo Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Junior Guerra
2Zach Davies
3Chase Anderson
4Jimmy Nelson
5Matt Garza
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Corey Knebel
2Neftali Feliz
3Jacob Barnes
4Oliver Drake
5Carlos Torres
6Jared Hughes
7Rob Scahill
8Wily Peralta