Thornton was reassigned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday. Thronton will have to wait another year to make his major league debut, as there was simply other better options for the Mets bullpen. He'll head back to Triple-A to act as organizational bullpen depth.
The Pirates have agreed to send minor-league pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later back to the Mets in exchange for first baseman Ike Davis, the team announced Friday. Thornton has yet to appear in the majors, but has seen success as a reliever in the minors. He has a 3.31 ERA at Triple-A, and has struck out 285 batters to just 63 walks in 252 1/3 career innings in the minors.
The Pirates made several roster moves Tuesday, including optioning Jaff Decker and Jared Hughes to Triple-A Indianapolis. The Pirates also reassigned Robert Andino, Chris Dickerson, Jay Jackson, Michael Martinez , Omir Santos, Daniel Schlereth, Zack Thornton and Adam Wilk to minor-league camp.
The Pirates traded reliever Chris Resop to the A's on Friday in exchange for pitcher Zach Thornton.
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