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Tyler Thornburg | Relief Pitcher | #47

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 202
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Charleston Southern
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (0) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Tyler Thornburg's (shoulder) scheduled rehab appearance Tuesday at Triple-A Pawtucket has been cancelled so that he can work on his mechanics.
Thornburg showed diminished velocity in his last appearance at Pawtucket, though he told reporters that he felt fine. The 29-year-old right-hander still hasn't thrown a pitch for the Red Sox since they acquired him from the Brewers in December 2016 and that wouldn't seem to be close to changing. May 15 - 4:46 PM

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Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday.

Thornburg missed all of last season with a shoulder issue before having thoracic outlet surgery in June. His rehab assignment figures to be a lengthy one and how much of his stuff he regains post-op remains to be seen. Still, it's obviously good that he's pitching in games again.
Apr 29 - 11:40 AM

Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) is close to beginning a rehab assignment.

Thornburg threw a bullpen session at Fenway Park on Friday. Making his way back from thoracic outlet surgery, Thornburg figures to need most, if not all, of his allotted 30 rehab days. He missed all of last season.
Apr 27 - 4:19 PM

Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) will rejoin the Red Sox during their next homestand and is likely to throw live batting practice.

Despite the progress, he's still got some steps before possibly being reinstated. Thoracic outlet syndrome, the surgery for which Thornburg had last June, has proven difficult for pitchers to return from, so even if Thornburg does make it back, he may never make it all the way back to where he used to be. He'll be arbitration-eligible again before the 2019 season before becoming a free agent after 2019.
Apr 21 - 8:30 PM

Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) threw 33 pitches in an extended spring training game Monday.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said the velocity was good and his breaking ball looked better. Thornburg is still making his way back from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery and has yet to pitch for the Red Sox since they acquired him from the Brewers in December 2016, but we could finally see his Boston debut sometime in late April or early May.
Apr 17 - 9:05 PM

Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) recently hit 95 mph in an extended spring training game.

It's a good sign for Thornburg, who underwent surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome last June. The Red Sox are expected to make a decision on a possible rehab assignment by the end of the week.
Apr 10 - 8:12 PM

Red Sox general manager Dave Dombrowski mentioned on WEEI radio that Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) is "maybe a month away."

Thornburg underwent surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome in June, and just returned to throwing off the mound at the end of February. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list to begin the year, and he'll likely go out on a minor league rehab assignment in the coming weeks.
Mar 30 - 12:52 PM

Red Sox placed RHP Tyler Thornburg on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury.

Thornburg is still working back from thoracic outlet surgery. He has not appeared in a major league game for the Red Sox since they acquired him from the Brewers in December 2016 and there is no official timetable for his Boston debut.
Mar 29 - 10:44 AM

Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) threw off a mound Wednesday for the first time since undergoing surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome last June.

It apparently went well. Thornburg is a little behind the other pitchers in Red Sox camp, but he has time to get himself properly tuned up for the beginning of the regular season if everything goes smoothly from here. The 29-year-old right-hander has not appeared in a major league game for the Red Sox since they acquired him from the Brewers in December 2016.
Feb 28 - 11:40 AM

Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday.

It will be his first official bullpen session since undergoing surgery last June for thoracic outlet syndrome. The road back from the procedure can be a bumpy one and many don't return with the same level of effectiveness, but Red Sox manager Alex Cora is hopeful that he can contribute in the late late innings in 2018. Just when he'll be able to do that will depend on how he progresses in the days ahead.
Feb 27 - 1:21 PM

Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) started a throwing program in October and hopes to have a normal spring.

Thornburg dealt with shoulder issues and had a piece of rib removed as part of thoracic outlet syndrome surgery in June, ending his season before he ever threw a pitch for the Red Sox. He was expected to be a big part of the Sox bullpen before the injury issues, and a healthy Thornburg would pair with closer Craig Kimbrel to form one of the more devastating back ends of any bullpen in 2018.
Source: Boston Globe
Jan 20 - 11:28 PM

Red Sox and RHP Tyler Thornburg avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.05 million contract.

Sean McAdam of the Boston Sports Journal was first to report news of the salary, which matches what Thornburg made in 2017. The Red Sox sent Travis Shaw and three good prospects to the Brewers for Thornburg last winter, but he missed the entire season with shoulder issues and required surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome in mid-June. He'll hope for better luck on the health front in 2018.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 01:34:00 PM

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

Thornburg, acquired from the Brewers last winter for Travis Shaw and three good prospects, sat out the entire 2017 season due to shoulder troubles and needed surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome in mid-June. The right-handed setup man will remain a question mark for the Red Sox in 2018.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 11:23:00 AM

Tyler Thornburg will undergo season-ending surgery Friday for thoracic outlet syndrome.

A very tough blow for the Red Sox, who traded Travis Shaw and three legitimate prospects to the Brewers over the winter in exchange for Thornburg. The 28-year-old setup man came down with shoulder problems early in spring training and has yet to appear in a game for Boston. He registered a 2.15 ERA and 90/25 K/BB ratio over 67 innings last season with Milwaukee.
Thu, Jun 15, 2017 03:16:00 PM

Tyler Thornburg is not currently throwing due to ongoing shoulder discomfort.

Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters Tuesday that surgery has not yet been recommended, but Thornburg is basically back to square one with his rehab. There is no timetable for his Red Sox debut. It definitely won't happen before the All-Star break.
Tue, Jun 13, 2017 04:42:00 PM

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