Nats acquire lefty Matt Thornton after waiver claim from Yankees
Washington helps its already strong pen.
Thornton will beef up the strong Nats pen from the left side, but it'll be a substantial savings for the Yankees. New York will more than $4M via this waiver claim. Thornton has a $3.5-million salary for next year per his existing contract.
It isn't known at this time whether Washington had to send something in return for Thornton after claiming him.