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Eric Thames | First Baseman | #7

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 206
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Pepperdine
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 7 (0) / TOR
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Eric Thames went 2-for-4 with two homers and four RBI in a loss to the Phillies on Sunday.
Thames also walked. The 35-year-old power-hitter hit a solo shot off of Aaron Nola in the top of the first, and he brought Milwaukee new life with a three-run shot off of Hector Naris in the bottom of the ninth to make it a 10-9 game. He now has 9 homers in just 27 games this year, and his OPS bumps up to .973 in that time frame. Jun 17 - 6:33 PM

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Eric Thames is sitting Wednesday versus the Cubs.

Jesus Aguilar will get the start at first base and bat cleanup against left-hander Mike Montgomery. This is shaping up as a traditional platoon situation.
Jun 13 - 10:47 AM

Eric Thames went 1-for-4 and scored a run in his return to the Brewers' lineup on Tuesday.

Thames hit atop the Brewers' lineup on Tuesday, with Lorenzo Cain sliding down into the second spot in the order. It will be interesting to monitor how the playing time will shake out at first base now, with Jesus Aguilar swinging an extremely hot bat while Thames was on the disabled list.
Jun 13 - 12:14 AM

Eric Thames is starting at first base and batting leadoff Tuesday versus the Cubs and right-hander Tyler Chatwood.

Thames was activated off the DL on Monday after missing six weeks with a torn ligament in his left thumb, but he did not start against Cubs left-hander Jose Quintana. He figures to share time at first base with Jesus Aguilar, who tore it up while Thames was on the shelf.
Jun 12 - 4:45 PM

Brewers activated 1B/OF Eric Thames from the 10-day disabled list.

Thames missed the last six weeks with a torn ligament in his left thumb, but he showed he was healthy by going 6-for-14 with a home run during a brief rehab assignment. He is not in the Brewers' lineup Monday with the Cubs throwing lefty Jose Quintana and he might sit some against righties, too, with Jesus Aguilar playing so well.
Jun 11 - 4:54 PM

Eric Thames (thumb) will be activated from the disabled list Monday.

That's assuming he gets through his final rehab game with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday with no issues. Thames has gone 6-for-12 with one home run so far on his rehab assignment as he works his way back from a torn ligament in his left thumb. He's expected to see playing time in the outfield in addition to first base upon his return as the Brewers look for ways to keep Jesus Aguilar in the lineup. Thames still figures to start against most every right-hander, though.
Jun 10 - 12:08 PM

Eric Thames (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday.

Thames played in extending spring training games on Monday and Tuesday, and now will begin his official rehab assignment in the Pacific Coast League. Brewers manager Craig Counsell told reporters that Thames will see time in the outfield as well as time at first base when he returns, with Jesus Aguilar sticking in a semi-everyday role. Prior to tearing the UCL in his left thumb, Thames had a .925 OPS with seven homers in 22 games for the Brewers.
Jun 5 - 6:02 PM

Eric Thames (thumb) will play in extended spring training games on Monday and Tuesday.

If that goes well, he'll be cleared to begin an official rehab assignment. Thames is nearly at the six-week mark in his rehab from a torn UCL in his left thumb after he was given a 6-8 week timetable. With Jesus Aguilar playing so well, the Brewers can afford to proceed cautiously with Thames. How the playing time breaks down between the two when Thames does return will be interesting to see.
Jun 3 - 1:12 PM

Eric Thames (thumb) resumed taking batting practice on Friday.

Thames has been sidelined since late April due to a torn UCL in his left thumb. He will begin playing in extended spring training games in Arizona on Monday.
Jun 2 - 12:39 PM

Eric Thames (thumb) has been cleared to resume hitting.

Thames got the go-ahead after a visit with a specialist on Tuesday. He could begin a minor league rehab assignment in about a week and would seem on track to rejoin the Brewers' active roster around mid-June. The 31-year-old slugger might return in a sort of utility role if Jesus Aguilar continues to excel as Milwaukee's everyday first baseman. Thames has been out since April 25 with a torn UCL in his left thumb.
May 30 - 12:04 PM

Eric Thames (thumb) has a follow-up visit scheduled with his doctor on Tuesday.

Thames, now one month removed from surgery to repair a torn UCL in his left thumb, hopes to be cleared to resume hitting at that time. The original timetable was 6-8 weeks, which places his return somewhere around mid-to-late June. Of course, the Brewers have been getting by just fine with Jesus Aguilar at first base.
May 28 - 12:44 PM

Eric Thames underwent successful surgery to repair a torn UCL in his left thumb.

He's expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks. Barring any setbacks in his recovery, that puts his return to the Brewers at some point in mid-to-late June. It's a tough break for the Brewers and fantasy owners alike, as Thames had amassed seven homers, 13 RBI and two stolen bases in his first 22 games.
Apr 27 - 7:42 PM

Eric Thames will get a second opinion on his injured left thumb from Dr. Donald Sheridan in Phoenix on Friday.

It's likely that Thames will have surgery to repair a torn UCL, and the operation could take place as soon as Friday. A timetable for his return won't be known until after the procedure, as it will depend on how severe the tear is. Thames is likely to miss at least 6-8 weeks.
Apr 27 - 10:03 AM

Brewers placed 1B Eric Thames on the 10-day disabled list with a torn UCL in his left thumb.

Awful news, as Thames was having another tremendous April. UCL thumb tears can sometimes cost players as much as two months and sap power production even when the player returns. Jesus Aguilar will get a boost in starts at first base in Thames' absence, and Ryan Braun could also see more action at the position. Thames had a .976 OPS and seven home runs through 22 games this season for Milwaukee.
Apr 25 - 3:33 PM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said late Tuesday that Eric Thames will undergo tests on his thumb.

Thames made an early exit from Tuesday night's 5-2 win over the Royals. "We're a little concerned about his thumb," Counsell said after the game. "We're going to have to get some tests on it (Wednesday). It's a ligament issue we're a little concerned about." More should be known before Wednesday night's series finale in Kansas City. Thames boasts a .976 OPS with seven home runs in 22 games this year.
Apr 25 - 12:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Manny Pina
2Erik Kratz
3Stephen Vogt
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Hernan Perez
3Nick Franklin
SS1Orlando Arcia
2Eric Sogard
3Tyler Saladino
3B1Travis Shaw
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
2Domingo Santana
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Christian Yelich
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Chase Anderson
3Zach Davies
4Jhoulys Chacin
5Junior Guerra
6Wade Miley
7Brent Suter
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Corey Knebel
2Josh Hader
3Jeremy Jeffress
4Matt Albers
5Dan Jennings
6Taylor Williams
7Jacob Barnes
8Adrian Houser