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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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Red Sox and RHP Tyler Thornburg avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.05 million contract.
Sean McAdam was first to report news of the salary, which matches what he made in 2017. The Red Sox sent Travis Shaw and three prospects to the Brewers for Thornburg last winter, 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. Dec 4 - 1:34 PM

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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.
Nov 2 - 11:23 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.
Jun 15 - 3:16 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.
Jun 13 - 4:42 PM

Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) is headed for tests on Monday.

Thornburg felt more discomfort and fatigue in his right shoulder while trying to throw in recent days. There should be more clarity on his status after his doctor visits this week, but he's obviously a long ways off from joining Boston's bullpen.
May 15 - 11:48 AM

Tyler Thornburg is still dealing with discomfort and fatigue in his right shoulder.

Thornburg has been throwing for the past few days but still doesn't feel quite right. There remains no clear timetable for him to resume mound work, let alone begin what could be a lengthy minor league rehab assignment.
May 13 - 11:17 AM

Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) has yet to resume throwing off a mound.

Thornburg resumed a throwing program nearly a month ago but remains limited to flat-ground work for now. He's on the 60-day disabled list and not eligible to return until June. His timetable remains up in the air.
May 7 - 1:01 PM

Red Sox transferred RHP Tyler Thornburg from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for Kyle Kendrick, who has been called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to start Thursday night against the Orioles. Thornburg recently extended his long toss sessions out to 150 feet, but he's still at least a month away from his Red Sox debut.
May 4 - 2:40 PM

Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) has extended his long toss sessions out to 150 feet.

The next step after that is mound work. Thornburg has been out all season with shoulder troubles and is no sure bet to avoid further setbacks. There's currently no timetable for his debut out of the Boston bullpen.
May 2 - 4:46 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM on Tuesday that he's hopeful Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) will be ready for rehab games "not in the too distant future."

Thornburg is still limited to long tossing as he makes his way back from a right shoulder impingement and still needs to stretch things out to 150-plus feet. Farrell added that he'll basically need to go through spring training before joining the Red Sox, so he's likely looking at several appearances in the minors. He's still a ways off.
Apr 25 - 1:01 PM

Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) remained limited to long tossing.

Thornburg hasn't thrown off a mound in a month as he works his way back from a right shoulder impingement. Obviously, he's not going to be rejoining the Red Sox' bullpen anytime soon.
Apr 23 - 12:25 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said during an appearance on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) is on track to begin a throwing program on Wednesday.

Previous reports indicated that Thornburg could potentially resume throwing on Monday, but like many on the Red Sox, he came down with the flu. The 28-year-old is working his way back from a right shoulder impingement and there's no clear timetable for his return.
Apr 11 - 1:07 PM

Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) is also dealing with the flu.

Of course he is. At this point, it might be easier to list who doesn't have the flu on the Red Sox. Thornburg was originally expected to resume throwing Monday as he works back from a right shoulder impingement, but that's going to be pushed back.
Apr 10 - 11:33 AM

Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) could resume a throwing program Monday.

The hope was that he would be cleared to throw on Thursday, but Thornburg still needs to continue with his strengthening program for a few more days. There's no timetable for the reliever's return.
Apr 7 - 11:15 AM

Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) will go through a battery of tests in the weight room and in the training room on Thursday.

Depending on how the tests go, it will be determined whether he can resume a throwing program or further strengthening is needed. Thornburg is currently in shutdown mode after being diagnosed with a right shoulder impingement. Even if he's cleared to throw, it's going to be a while before he's ready to pitch in a game.
Apr 6 - 11:30 AM

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