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Matt Thornton | Relief Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (37) / 9/15/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Grand Valley State
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Nationals claimed LHP Matt Thornton off waivers from the Yankees.
Thornton was claimed by the Nationals after being placed on revocable waivers and the Yankees simply decided to let him go. The 37-year-old has posted a 2.55 ERA and 20/6 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings this season, mostly in a specialist role. The Nationals will be responsible for the remainder of his contract, which includes a $3.5 million salary for next season. The Yankees could soon call up prospect Jacob Lindgren to take his place in the bullpen. Aug 5 - 2:39 PM

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Career Stats
YearTMGGSWLSVHOLDIPHRERBBKCGSHOERAWHIP
2004SEA191120032.23015152530004.131.68
2005SEA5500405575433334257005.211.68
2006CWS63053218544620202149003.331.24
2007CWS6804421756.15931302655004.791.51
2008CWS7405312067.14820201977002.671.00
2009CWS7006342472.15822222087002.741.08
2010CWS6105482160.24118182081002.671.01
2011CWS6202532059.26034222163003.321.36
2012CWS740410326656327251753003.461.23
2013BOS6000401943.14720181530003.741.43
Career Totals:6061324223170568.1506240223226582003.551.30

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Adam LaRoche
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Danny Espinosa
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Anthony Rendon
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
3Michael Taylor
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Matt Purke
7Taylor Jordan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Rafael Soriano
2Tyler Clippard
3Drew Storen
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Matt Thornton
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Erik Davis