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Tyler Thornburg SP

Cincinnati Reds

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Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019BOS007.71160000018.2211616411022

Player Updates

June 28, 2020 04:12 PM
Reds' Tyler Thornburg: Added to 60-man pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornburg will be a part of the Reds' 60-man player pool this season.

He is not on the team's 40-man roster but will get to train with the Reds' best pitchers at Great American Ball Park, so perhaps he will be heard from at the major-league level this season. The 31-year-old righty logged a 7.71 ERA in 18.2 innings for the Red Sox last season.

December 31, 2019 01:48 PM
Reds' Tyler Thornburg: Invited to Reds camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornburg signed a minor-league deal with the Reds which includes an invitation to spring training Tuesday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Thornburg's career has fallen off the rails since thoracic outlet syndrome caused him to miss all of the 2017 season. The Reds are taking a low-risk flyer on a player who was once a shutdown reliever, but Thornburg's 6.54 ERA in 42.2 big-league innings over the last two seasons isn't exactly promising.

July 30, 2019 11:12 AM
Dodgers' Tyler Thornburg: Signs with Dodgers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornburg (hip) signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

Thornburg has latched on with the Dodgers after being released by the Red Sox earlier in the month. The righty posted a 2.15 ERA and 34.2 percent strikeout rate with the Brewers in 2016 but has done very little since, missing all of 2017 due to thoracic outlet syndrome and posting a 6.54 ERA in 42.2 big-league innings over the last season-plus since.

July 11, 2019 07:40 PM
Tyler Thornburg: Released by Red Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornburg (hip) was released by the Red Sox on Wednesday.

The move was an expected one after Thornburg refused an assignment to the minors earlier in the day. Everything has gone wrong for the 30-year-old since his move to Boston following the 2016 season, as he missed the following campaign due to thoracic outlet syndrome and owns a 6.54 ERA in the season-plus since. Some team will likely take a chance on him in hopes that he can recapture some of his old form, but he hasn't given any indication that he's anywhere close to being a shutdown reliever.

July 11, 2019 02:00 AM
Red Sox's Tyler Thornburg: Refuses assignment to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornburg (hip) exercised his right to refuse an assignment to the minors Tuesday, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

Thornburg's 30-day rehab assignment expired Monday, but the Red Sox apparently had no desire to activate him after he recorded a 12.66 ERA and a 2.44 WHIP in 10.2 innings of minor-league action. The team must now find another excuse to keep him on the injured list or, more likely, release him. The 30-year-old could remain moderately interesting to some teams due to his 2.15 ERA and 34.2 percent strikeout rate for the Brewers back in 2016, but he's done very little since, missing all of 2017 due to thoracic outlet syndrome and posting a 6.54 ERA in 42.2 major-league innings over the last season-plus.

July 8, 2019 04:28 PM
Red Sox's Tyler Thornburg: Pauses rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornburg's (hip) rehab assignment was ended Monday but he remains on the injured list, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.

Thornburg's assignment had to be ended Monday, as rehab assignments are limited to 30 days. He's been quite poor throughout the assignment, recording a 12.66 ERA and a 2.44 WHIP in 10.2 innings of work, those numbers drop to 3.60 and 1.60, respectively, over his last four outings. The Red Sox evidently don't think that's enough proof that he's in good shape, however, so he'll likely back off for a short period before heading out on another rehab assignment.

July 6, 2019 01:36 PM
Red Sox's Tyler Thornburg: Roster decision looming
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornburg (hip) will pitch Saturday for the Triple-A Pawtucket, the final outing before his 30-day rehab assignment ends Monday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Thornburg does not have minor-league options, so Boston's decision is simple: either add him back to the MLB roster or designate him for assignment. The right-handed reliever has been a mess all season, whether that be for Boston or on rehab with Pawtucket. After pitching to a 7.71 ERA over 16 appearances with Boston, Thornburg landed on the injured list with a right hip impingement. For the PawSox, Thornburg has a 13.97 ERA and 2.48 WHIP in 9.2 innings.

June 9, 2019 07:08 PM
Red Sox's Tyler Thornburg: Starts rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornburg (hip) struck out a batter in a perfect inning during his rehab appearance Sunday for Triple-A Pawtucket.

Thornburg probably won't be in line for a high-volume role once the Red Sox bring him back from the 10-day injured list, but the organization is still planning on having the right-hander stick on the rehab assignment for an extended period before he's activated, per Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe. Since Thornburg was acquired from the Brewers in December 2016, injuries have limited him to only 41 regular-season appearances, during which he's compiled a 6.54 ERA and 1.62 WHIP.

June 5, 2019 12:56 PM
Red Sox's Tyler Thornburg: Resumes throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornburg (hip) threw a simulated inning Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Thornburg landed on the 10-day injured list May 23 due to a right hip impingement, though it's good to see that he's been able to resume throwing. The Red Sox have yet to reveal a concrete timetable for his return; however, it seems likely that he'll require at least a brief rehab stint prior to his activation.

May 23, 2019 10:20 AM
Red Sox's Tyler Thornburg: Hits IL with hip injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornburg was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a right hip impingement, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

The 30-year-old righty had not been experiencing much success prior to the injury. He sits with a 7.71 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in 18.2 innings (16 appearances). Travis Lakins was promoted from Triple-A in a corresponding move.

May 1, 2019 02:24 PM
Red Sox's Tyler Thornburg: Mops up Tuesday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornburg allowed a run on one hit and one walk while striking out one in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Oakland.

Thornburg, who has been relegated to low-leverage situations, allowed the Athletics' lone run. He's been tagged for seven hits (two home runs), five walks and eight runs over his last 5.2 innings. The Red Sox are loathe to part ways after giving up multiple prospects, including Travis Shaw, for him in 2016, but Thornburg is not currently entrusted to handle important innings.

April 6, 2019 09:36 AM
Red Sox's Tyler Thornburg: Has third straight scoreless outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornburg allowed one hit and struck out one over a scoreless inning in Friday's 15-8 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Thornburg has three straight scoreless appearances since allowing two runs on Opening Day. All four of his outings this season have come with Boston losing, but it's hard to assess bullpen roles on a team that's getting hammered like the Red Sox have been during their 2-7 start. Boston's starters have a league-worst 9.60 ERA, so all of its relievers are being used in low-leverage spots.

March 22, 2019 06:48 PM
Red Sox's Tyler Thornburg: Struggles with control
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornburg didn't allow an earned run but walked three batters in one inning of work Thursday.

Thornburg has struggled for much of the spring, as indicated by his 10.50 ERA and 2.67 WHIP. He appeared to be trending in the right direction -- he had one walk in a scoreless outing in his last appearance -- but failed to build on that Thursday. Thornburg's rocky spring puts him on the roster bubble..

March 16, 2019 06:52 PM
Red Sox's Tyler Thornburg: Has scoreless outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornburg walked one and struck out one over a scoreless inning Saturday against the Braves.

This was Thornburg's first scoreless outing over his five spring appearances, an encouraging sign after manager Alex Cora called him out following his last game action. "Better," Cora told Ian Browne of MLB.com. "The adjustments that they talked about, his last one, he was able to execute out there. He slowed down his delivery. I think his stride was shorter." The right-handed reliever is expected to make the Opening Day roster.

March 8, 2019 09:16 AM
Red Sox's Tyler Thornburg: Inconsistent this spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornburg allowed a run on two hits and two walks in Wednesday's game against the Pirates.

Thornburg permitted the first three Pirates faced to reach base (two walks, single) and has allowed runs in each of his three spring outings. The Red Sox are pleased to see consistent velocity, hitting 95 mph once again, but at some point manager Alex Cora needs to see results. "It's a good sign that the velocity was good again, which tells me that he's healthy. (Trainer Brad Pearson) saw him after the game. There's no red flags, he'll get back probably in two days or three and hopefully the results are better. Overall, as far as the stuff, I'm happy with what I saw," Cora told Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald. It's getting to the point in spring when opponents will be using their regulars, and Cora will be interested to see how Thornburg fares against better lineups. With the news that Steven Wright has been suspended 80 games, the Red Sox could use an effective Thornburg, whose salary is not guaranteed until he makes the Opening Day roster.

January 26, 2019 06:08 PM
Red Sox's Tyler Thornburg: Salary not yet guaranteed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornburg's $1.75 million for the 2019 season is not guaranteed unless he makes the Opening Day roster, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

Thornburg is a possibility to pick up saves for the Red Sox, but he'll need to prove he's worthy of a roster spot in spring training. The right-hander is out of minor-league options, so he can't be optioned to Triple-A if he struggles. If Boston designates him for assignment during the regular season, the entire $1.75 million will count against the Competitive Balance Tax (CBT). The Red Sox are cognizant of their salary commitments and are near the CBT threshold ($246M), so they'll be looking for ways to reduce obligations. If management feels Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier or someone else can handle late-inning relief duty, Thornburg could become a casualty before Opening Day.

January 17, 2019 07:00 PM
Red Sox's Tyler Thornburg: Candidate for saves in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Thornburg is an option to close for the Red Sox in 2019, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Thornburg joins Ryan Brasier, Matt Barnes and Steven Wright as internal options who could potentially take over as the team's closer with Craig Kimbrel heading to free agency. While Brasier and Barnes appear to be the two frontrunners at the moment, Thornburg has the most ninth-inning experience out of the bunch -- he saved 13 games for the Brewers back in 2016. That said, the southpaw has pitched just 24 innings over the past two seasons due to injuries, struggling to a 5.63 ERA and 1.58 WHIP over those outings, so he'll need to prove himself in spring training before emerging as a serious contender for the gig.

November 30, 2018 11:24 AM
Red Sox's Tyler Thornburg: Inks deal with Red Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornburg signed a one-year, $1.75 million non-guaranteed contract with Boston on Friday.

This deal allowed Thornburg and the club to avoid arbitration heading into the 2019 season. The right-hander appeared in 25 games for the Red Sox this past year, logging a pedestrian 5.63 ERA and 1.58 WHIP with 21 strikeouts in 24 innings of relief. He will look to secure an Opening Day roster spot this spring, though that is far from a certainty considering how his previous two years have unfolded in Boston. Thronburg's deal also includes $400,000 in potential bonuses for appearances at the major-league level.

September 27, 2018 12:32 PM
Red Sox's Tyler Thornburg: Shut down for rest of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornburg was shut down for the remainder of the 2018 season due to a lack of command on the mound, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Thornburg hasn't pitched since Sept. 14, when he logged another poor outing against the Mets. According to manager Alex Cora, Thornburg just didn't have the ability to bounce back and it has since become apparent that Cora doesn't trust the right-hander in any sort of situation. Per Cotillo, Thornburg is "looking forward" to having a regular offseason after dealing with shoulder injuries the past couple years.

August 25, 2018 02:17 PM
Red Sox's Tyler Thornburg: Throws low-leverage inning in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornburg worked around a pair of hits to pitch a scoreless inning in Thursday's 7-0 win over Cleveland.

It's been a while since we've seen Thornburg in a high-leverage spot, as sixteen of his 19 appearances have been considered low leverage. The Red Sox acquired him from Milwaukee in 2016 to be a setup man, but manager Alex Cora has shown more trust in Matt Barnes, Joe Kelly and even recent call-up Ryan Brasier. Thornburg has been scored on only twice in his last 10 outings but has allowed 15 baserunners in 9.2 innings. He's managed to pitch out of jams, but that's not a trait you want in a short reliever.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Baltimore 2.100 15.43022
vs LHB 6.000 4.50045
vs RHB 12.200 9.240617
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
4/24DET0001.02321
4/30OAK0001.01111
5/1OAK0001.03201
5/4@CHW0002.01104
5/10SEA0001.02101
5/18HOU0002.02020
5/21@TOR0001.02223
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020CIN000.000000000.00000000
2019BOS007.71160000018.7211616411022
2018BOS205.62250000024.0281515611021
2017BOS00---0000000.00000000
2016MIL852.1567000132167.0381916622590
2015MIL023.67240000034.3312214731234
2014MIL314.3200000029.7241414102128
2013MIL312.0407000066.7531715132648
2012MIL004.5003000022.024111181720
Total1693.47010001321262.02191141013311111263
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020CIN000---00000---0.0000---
2019BOS012200.6000001.2801.6618615.43
2018BOS016310.5000002.2951.58310714.62
2017BOS000---00000------0---
2016MIL144640.7000004.1620.9402638.73
2015MIL129420.7000013.2311.25215112.06
2014MIL024340.7021004.2221.54113113.87
2013MIL253870.6054012.2251.19327011.15
2012MIL023201.1001001.2791.4099513.09
Total42012980.701380217.2261.260110311.71
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2010R-Helena Brewers 23.09601013811151.961.130
2011AFA-Brevard County Manat 68.0121203608433453.571.147
2011AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat 68.0121227007625491.591.088
2012AAA-Nashville Sounds 37.28802304213383.631.371
2012AA-Huntsville Stars 75.0131308107124573.001.080
2013AAA-Nashville Sounds 74.2151510908729905.821.604
2015AAA-Colorado Springs Sky 88.21717027057361065.311.610
2018AAX-Portland Sea Dogs 3.23000004248.441.875
2018AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox 12.21510010116114.431.393
2019AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger 12.01200000159116.001.667
2019AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox 10.211100201391713.232.549
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/191
Birthdate:
9/29/1988
Age:
31
Hometown:
Houston, TX
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Cincinnati Reds
College:

MLB Experience:
7