Thornton is stretching out as a starter in camp, though the Blue Jays may wind up using him in a relief role, Shi Davidi of reports.

Thornton made three starts last season but lasted a combined 5.2 innings and gave up seven runs. He was shut down with an elbow injury, though he's throwing without restrictions to start camp. In a full season as primarily a starter in 2019, his 4.84 ERA certainly didn't turn many heads. A bullpen role is his clearest path to big-league innings this season, though he could wind up remaining stretched out as a starter in the minors.

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