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Tyler Thornburg | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 189
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brewers recalled RHP Tyler Thornburg from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
He's taking Jonathan Broxton's spot on the roster. Thornburg is getting another shot despite posting a 5.28 ERA at Triple-A. Jul 31 - 12:49 PM

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Tyler Thornburg will be used as a starter at Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The Brewers are lacking in rotation depth, so it's a move that makes sense. Thornburg came up through the minors as a starter and started some during spring training, so it shouldn't take him too long to get stretched out. "He's got to get back to pitching the way he should be pitching," manager Ron Roenicke said. "And then, whether you need a starter or a reliever, if he's lights out pitching as a starter and we think that piece is what we need in the bullpen, (he'll get that opportunity)."
Apr 24 - 8:40 AM

Brewers optioned RHP Tyler Thornburg to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Thornburg was off to a rough start in Milwaukee's bullpen, posting a 5.59 ERA over six appearances. He's being replaced by Rob Wooten.
Apr 22 - 10:58 AM

Tyler Thornburg struggled in Sunday's Cactus League outing against the Athletics, surrendering three runs on four hits over 1 2/3 innings.

Thornburg walked one and struck out one on the day. He's considered a favorite to land a spot in the Brewers' Opening Day bullpen where he's expected to work in middle relief.
Mar 29 - 9:13 PM

Tyler Thornburg gave up one run over four innings Monday versus the Rockies.

Thornburg's only mistake resulted in a solo home run to Nolan Arenado. Overall, he allowed just two hits with no walks and four strikeouts. Thornburg has allowed four runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out 10 in 13 2/3 innings in Cactus League play so far. The right-hander has been stretched out as a starter this spring but will begin the season in the bullpen.
Mar 23 - 7:27 PM

Tyler Thornburg yielded two runs over three innings in Thursday's Cactus League start versus the Giants.

Thornburg was starting on short notice for Mike Fiers, who was scratched due to shoulder fatigue. He allowed four hits and a walk while striking out three. On the spring, Thornburg has a 2.79 ERA and a 6/3 K/BB ratio in 9 2/3 innings. The Brewers have been having him pitch multiple innings this spring just in case they need him for a short-notice spot start.
Mar 19 - 7:30 PM

The Brewers are considering stretching out Tyler Thornburg this spring.

Thornburg was used exclusively in relief last season for the first time in his career, but he came up through the minors as a starter and made 10 starts for the Brewers from 2012-13. Milwaukee has some depth issues with their rotation, so stretching Thornburg out just in case would make some sense. The righty's 2014 campaign ended prematurely due to UCL "weakness," but he has a clean bill of healthy at the moment.
Feb 22 - 12:40 PM

Tyler Thornburg (elbow) has already begun throwing bullpen sessions.

Thornburg was diagnosed last August with "weakness" in the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, but he didn't have surgery and has been encouraged with his progress following a PRP injection. He expects to be ready for Opening Day, but it's usually just a matter of time that surgery is needed when the UCL is involved.
Jan 25 - 1:54 PM

Brewers activated RHP Tyler Thornburg from the 60-day disabled list.

Thornburg was shut down in mid-August with "weakness" in the ulnar collateral ligament of his throwing elbow. The good news is that he's not dealing with a tear. The Brewers are hopeful that a platelet-rich plasma injection will get him on track to pitch in 2015.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 08:47:00 AM

Tyler Thornburg will miss the remainder of the 2014 season after receiving a PRP injection in his elbow on Friday.

The young right-hander has been out since early June due to the elbow injury, but is not expected to require Tommy John surgery. He's expected to be fully healthy and ready to go for the start of spring training.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 08:05:00 PM

Brewers transferred RHP Tyler Thornburg to the 60-day disabled list.

This is nothing more than a procedural move to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for new acquisition Gerardo Parra. Thornburg has been out since early June with a right elbow injury, but he does not need Tommy John surgery. He's yet to resume throwing off a mound.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 02:38:00 PM

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Tuesday that Tyler Thornburg (elbow) has yet to make much progress.

Thornburg has already missed a month of action with a right elbow injury, so it's obviously discouraging that little progress has been made. It's not clear at this point whether the reliever has tried to resume a throwing program. Obviously, he shouldn't be expected to rejoin the Brewers' bullpen anytime soon.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 06:22:00 PM

Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash said that Tyler Thornburg (elbow) took a step forward with his rehab Thursday.

The right-hander isn't throwing yet, but apparently he's making progress with other aspects of his rehab. Thornburg will obviously need to resume throwing from a mound before a clearer timetable can be established.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 07:19:00 PM

Tyler Thornburg has been diagnosed with inflammation along his right wrist and elbow.

The good news is that his ulnar collateral ligament is fine. Still, there's no timetable for his return.
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 05:51:00 PM

Tyler Thornburg does not need Tommy John surgery.

There's still no definitive diagnosis for what's ailing Thornburg's right (pitching) elbow, but it's not a UCL tear. More tests will be run throughout this week.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 05:44:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2Martin Maldonado
1B1Adam Lind
2Jason Rogers
2B1Scooter Gennett
SS1Jean Segura
3B1Hernan Perez
2Elian Herrera
LF1Khris Davis
2Shane Peterson
CF1Domingo Santana
RF1Ryan Braun
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Garza
2Wily Peralta
3Jimmy Nelson
4Taylor Jungmann
5Zach Davies
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Will Smith
4Michael Blazek
5Corey Knebel
6Tyler Thornburg
7Kyle Lohse
8David Goforth
9Tyler Cravy