Thatcher agreed to a deal with the Indians on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports. Thatcher spent his 2015 campaign in Houston, where he struck out 26 batters over 22.2 innings in the majors. If he cracks the final roster in Cleveland, the left-hander is likely to serve in middle relief.
The Astros have added reliever Joe Thatcher to the active roster on Tuesday. Thatcher was designated for assignment by the Astros at the end of July, and elected free agency rather than head to the minors. But, a week later he inked a minior-league deal with the Astros, and had been pitching with Triple-A Fresno. In nine games with Fresno, he posted a 1.04 ERA. To clear room on the 40-man roster, pitcher Jake Buchanan was designated for assignment.
The Astros re-signed pitcher Joe Thatcher and assigned him to Triple-A, the team announced Wednesday. Thatcher was designated for assignment last week, but elected free agency. He produced a 3.79 ERA over 19 innings of work.
Former Astros pitcher Joe Thatcher has chosen to be a free agent after clearing waivers Tuesday, the team announced. Thatcher was recently designated for assignment after posting a 3.79 ERA over 19 innings of work.
The Astros have officially recalled right-hander Vincent Velasquez from Double-A Corpus Christi to start Tuesday's game against the Red Sox. Velasquez was optioned down to the minors following is his last start, and did not appear in a game over the All-Star break. In a corresponding move, reliever Joe Thatcher was designated for assignment on Tuesday.