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Eric Thames | First Baseman | #7

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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 is not in the Brewers' lineup Thursday against the Marlins.
Thames has homered in back-to-back games but will get the night off against left-hander Dillon Peters. Jesus Aguilar will hold down the fort at first base for the Brew Crew. Apr 19 - 4:43 PM

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Eric Thames hammered his seventh home run of the year Wednesday in the Brewers’ win over the Reds.

Thames continued his annihilation of the Reds by jolting a two-run homer off Tyler Mahle in the third inning. It’s a good thing he did because the Brewers were held scoreless the rest of the day, beating Cincinnati by a slim 2-0 margin. Thames also reached on an intentional walk in the fourth inning. The 31-year-old has been the king of April since returning to MLB last season. He’s clubbed seven homers in this year’s opening month compared to 11 in 2017.
Apr 18 - 6:15 PM

Eric Thames hit his sixth homer to account for both Brewers runs in a 2-0 win over the Reds on Tuesday.

Of course Thames homered in his first game against the Reds this year. Last year, he homered in his first six games against them in April, totaling eight homers in those games and 10 against Reds pitching on the year. The fast start ensures that he'll remain in the lineup against righties with Christian Yelich set to return to the outfield tomorrow.
Apr 17 - 11:09 PM

Eric Thames (groin) has returned to the Brewers' lineup Tuesday against the Reds.

Thames exited Sunday's game with what was originally described as a left adductor strain, but fortunately it didn't turn out to be serious. With Ryan Braun also back in the lineup and Christian Yelich off the disabled list, the Brewers are getting closer to full health.
Apr 17 - 3:31 PM

Eric Thames (groin) does not need a stint on the disabled list.

Thames suffered a left adductor strain Sunday, but after being re-evaluated Monday it's been determined that the injury isn't serious. He's considered day-to-day.
Apr 16 - 10:58 PM

Eric Thames (groin) will be evaluated by a doctor Monday to determine whether he requires a trip to the 10-day disabled list.

The Brewers initially referred to the left adductor strain that Thames suffered Sunday as "mild," but it appears the seriousness is actually yet to be determined. We could see Ryan Braun (back) play a little more first base if Thames needs a DL stint, although he's a little banged up himself. Jesus Aguilar is at first base Monday and might have some deep league value if Thames is out a while.
Apr 16 - 5:22 PM

Eric Thames (groin) is not in the Brewers' lineup Monday.

Thames departed Sunday's game with a mild left adductor strain. Jesus Aguilar is filling in for him at first base Monday.
Apr 16 - 4:26 PM

Eric Thames is considered day-to-day after leaving Sunday's game with a mild left adductor strain.

It doesn't sound like the type of thing that should keep him on the shelf for long. He's hitting .222/.314/.600 through his first 51 plate appearances, though he does have five homers and seven RBI.
Apr 15 - 6:16 PM

Eric Thames exited Sunday's game against the Mets with an apparent injury.

Thames struck out to end the top of the third inning and was replaced at first base by Jesus Aguilar to start the bottom of the frame. The Brewers should provide an update on his status shortly.
Apr 15 - 2:13 PM

Eric Thames went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the Brewers' 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Thames, who also had a huge power showing in the first month of the 2017 season, is already up to five home runs in 12 games this year. He boasts a shiny 1.074 OPS through 44 plate appearances.
Apr 11 - 4:16 PM

Eric Thames smacked a solo home run and reached base three times Tuesday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Thames swatted a no-doubter off of Carlos Martinez two batters into the game. He also doubled and scored a run and added a walk. The Brewers' first baseman is sporting only a .235 average over his first 11 contests, but he boasts a .350 on-base percentage and has gone deep four times.
Apr 11 - 12:22 AM

Eric Thames hit his third homer Saturday off the Cubs' Yu Darvish.

That's the good news. The bad is that he had two misplays in the four-run ninth inning that cost the Brewers the game. Thames is off to a fine start offensively, so he should stay in the lineup against righties over Domingo Santana for the most part. Both have been able to play the last couple of days with Christian Yelich sidelined.
Apr 7 - 7:37 PM

Eric Thames slugged a two-run homer and drew a walk against the Cubs on Friday.

It was his second home run of the new season. Thames should draw another start at first base on Saturday with right-hander Yu Darvish on the hill for Chicago, but he’s likely to be on the bench against southpaw Jose Quintana on Sunday.
Apr 7 - 1:24 AM

Eric Thames had a two-run homer and a double Monday against the Cardinals.

Thames has reached in five of his 11 plate appearances thus far. If he can keep that up, it'll be bad news for Domingo Santana; there's only one lineup spot available for the pair until someone gets hurt.
Apr 2 - 5:23 PM

Eric Thames clobbered his second home run of the spring Wednesday in the Brewers’ Cactus League win over the Athletics.

Thames’ two-run shot off Daniel Mengden in the sixth accounted for his only hit of the afternoon. The 31-year-old got off to a monster start with 23 first-half homers last season but struggled badly down the stretch. With Ryan Braun expected to serve as the everyday first baseman, Thames may struggle for at-bats this year.
Mar 21 - 7:41 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Manny Pina
2Jett Bandy
3Stephen Vogt
4Jacob Nottingham
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Tyler Saladino
3Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
3B1Travis Shaw
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
2Domingo Santana
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Christian Yelich
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Chase Anderson
3Zach Davies
4Jhoulys Chacin
5Brent Suter
6Junior Guerra
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Corey Knebel
2Josh Hader
3Jacob Barnes
4Matt Albers
5Jeremy Jeffress
6Oliver Drake
7Boone Logan
8Dan Jennings
9Taylor Williams
10Jorge Lopez