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Tyler Thornburg | Relief Pitcher | #37

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 189
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Charleston Southern
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (0) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Tyler Thornburg tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Pirates on Friday for his seventh save.
Thornburg worked around a one-out walk to lock down the victory. The 27-year-old has been spotless since taking over the closer role in Milwaukee and owns a brilliant 1.75 ERA and 74/20 K/BB ratio over 56 2/3 innings. Sep 2 - 10:42 PM

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Tyler Thornburg converted his fifth save of the season in Monday's win over the Rockies.

Thornburg protected the two-run lead without a sweat, getting a flyout and a pair of swinging strikeouts to nail down the victory. He's allowed just one hit over eight scoreless appearances this month since taking over as the Brewers' closer.
Aug 22 - 10:37 PM

Tyler Thornburg struck out one Braves' batter in a clean ninth inning to earn his fourth save of the season on Wednesday.

He has not been officially named as the closer but Thornburg is the obvious choice in the Milwaukee bullpen. He has a 2.12 ERA with 64 strikeouts in 46 2/3 innings. Those stats stack up nicely to the elite closers in the league. He doesn't have a long track record of pitching this well though. This is the 27-year-old's first season of stellar results.
Aug 10 - 11:48 PM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Monday that he's likely to "move everybody back" in the bullpen following the trades of Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith.

Tyler Thornburg appears in line to take over the closer job with Jeffress and Smith out of the picture, but Counsell stayed away from making an official announcement on roles, joking that "we don't have to, like, knight them." Corey Knebel has been mentioned as a future closer for a while, but Thornburg is deserving of the opportunity. The 27-year-old has dominated with a 2.32 ERA and 59/14 K/BB ratio over 42 2/3 innings this season. Pick him up where he's still available.
Aug 2 - 11:04 AM

Tyler Thornburg could get a chance to close for the Brewers after the trades involving Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith.

The Brewers have yet to make an official announcement, but it's the logical play and beat writer Adam McCalvy of speculates that this is the way they could go. Thornburg owns a dominant 2.32 ERA and 59/14 K/BB ratio over 42 2/3 innings this season. He should be picked up in all fantasy formats.
Aug 1 - 7:37 PM

Tyler Thornburg is likely to take over as the Brewers' closer following the trades of Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith.

Thornburg has had a fantastic season with a 2.32 ERA and 59/14 K/BB ratio over 42 2/3 relief innings. It remains to be seen how many save chances the rebuilding Brewers will provide, but Thornburg is capable of handling the job and needs to be scooped up in any fantasy leagues where he's available.
Aug 1 - 5:37 PM

With Jeremy Jeffress getting the day off, Tyler Thornburg tossed a scoreless ninth for his first career save Thursday against the Cubs.

Thornburg was pretty shaky, walking two and giving up a long fly ball to Dexter Fowler that wasn't far off from being a three-run homer, but he was able get out of the jam. He has a 4.08 ERA and a 28/7 K/BB ratio in 17 2/3 innings this year. He'll continue to help set up for Jeffress for the most part.
May 19 - 5:04 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 12:49:00 PM

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)."
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 08:40:00 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.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 10:58:00 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.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 09:13:00 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.
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 07:27:00 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.
Thu, Mar 19, 2015 07:30:00 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.
Sun, Feb 22, 2015 12:40:00 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.
Sun, Jan 25, 2015 01:54:00 PM

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