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Tyler Thornburg | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 188
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Tyler Thornburg (elbow) said Saturday that he successfully rehabbed a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament his freshman year in high school.

Thornburg hasn't had any issues with the elbow since until recently, as he was placed on the DL Saturday with right elbow soreness. It's possible the ligament finally snapped, but more won't be known about his status until he undergoes further testing. "I think it's always a possibility," Thornburg said of a possible UCL tear. "We've done tests and stuff, and of course it's only a manual test and it's not going to tell you everything, but it feels fine. We'll see for sure."
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 09:38:00 AM

Brewers placed RHP Tyler Thornburg on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow soreness.

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke hinted that something could be amiss with Thornburg before Saturday's game, and the issue appears to be serious enough to warrant a trip to the DL. Thornburg has been good in a middle relief role for the Brewers this season. Mike Fiers was recalled to take his spot in the bullpen.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 07:45:00 PM

Tyler Thornburg is sidelined with an undisclosed injury.

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke ensured it isn't the right shoulder that's giving Thornburg trouble. "He’s got some other things going on so he will not pitch today," Roenicke said Saturday. "Some physical things. We’ll find out a little bit more." Thornburg was pounded for five runs in an inning of work on Friday, and it's unclear whether the injury caused the bad outing or vice versa. Either way, the injury may require a trip to the disabled list. Thornburg had a 2.83 ERA in 28 2/3 innings before Friday's drubbing.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 04:44:00 PM

Tyler Thornburg pitched a scoreless inning and struck out two Thursday in relief against the Phillies.

The Brewers could have sent Thornburg back to Triple-A to keep him stretched out as a starter, but they opted to try him as a reliever instead and the results have been terrific so far; he has a 1.29 ERA and a 9/0 K/BB ratio in seven innings. With his velocity up, he should remain very useful in that role, giving him value in NL-only leagues.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 10:15:00 PM

Tyler Thornburg fared well in his first Cactus League start on Sunday, surrendering two runs on three hits in his four innings of work.

Thornburg struck out a pair without issuing a walk. The only damage against him came on a two-run homer by Justin Ruggiano in the first inning, but settled in nicely afterwards. With a strong showing this spring, he's expected to secure the fifth starter's spot in the Brewers Opening Day rotation.
Sun, Mar 9, 2014 08:56:00 PM

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes that Tyler Thornburg "will get a chance in the spring to show he can handle the fifth spot" in the Brewers' rotation.

GM Doug Melvin has also indicated that he hopes Thornburg runs away with the No. 5 job. "We had the development of (Wily) Peralta, which was a huge step for us," Melvin said. "I'm hoping that the development of Thornburg will take place as well. He's deserving of having that opportunity. We have to do that with our younger players and be patient. Sometimes, it's tough to be patient." Thornburg, 25, posted a 1.47 ERA over his seven starts with the Brew Crew last season. He's flyball-prone and many feel he's better suited for relief, but there's some deep league sleeper potential here. Will Smith, Johnny Hellweg, Jimmy Nelson and Hiram Burgos will compete with Thornburg for the No. 5 spot.
Sun, Jan 12, 2014 09:41:00 AM

Tyler Thornburg allowed two runs over seven innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Tuesday.

The Brewers ended up losing the game, but it was no fault of Thornburg's. The right-hander allowed two or fewer runs for the fourth straight game, allowing seven hits and a walk in the game. His eight strikeouts were a season high. The rookie is on pace to log one more start this season, and he makes for a nice streaming option against the Mets in New York on Sunday.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 09:56:00 PM

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C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
3Juan Centeno
4Nevin Ashley
5Parker Berberet
1B1Adam Lind
2Matt Clark
2B1Scooter Gennett
SS1Jean Segura
2Luis Sardinas
3Hector Gomez
4Yadiel Rivera
3B1Aramis Ramirez
2Jason Rogers
3Luis Jimenez
4Pete Orr
LF1Khris Davis
2Gerardo Parra
3Logan Schafer
4Matt Long
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Bryan Petersen
RF1Ryan Braun
2Shane Peterson
Starting Pitcher
S1Kyle Lohse
2Matt Garza
3Wily Peralta
4Mike Fiers
5Jimmy Nelson
6Taylor Jungmann
7Hiram Burgos
8Tyler Cravy
9Taylor Williams
Relief Pitcher
R1Jonathan Broxton
2Will Smith
3Tyler Thornburg
4Jim Henderson
5Neal Cotts
6Brandon Kintzler
7Jeremy Jeffress
8Rob Wooten
9David Goforth
10Corey Knebel
11Michael Strong
12Wei-Chung Wang
13John Ely
14Brent Leach