Tyler Thornburg

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John Tomase
September 26, 2018 - 12:19 pm
The Red Sox can cross one name off their list of potential postseason relievers: Tyler Thornburg. Manager Alex Cora said before Wednesday's doubleheader against the Orioles that the team will "stay away" from Thornburg, who has been pushed as far as his recovery from shoulder surgery would allow. "...
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John Tomase
September 14, 2018 - 10:40 pm
It turns out that Tyler Thornburg's best stretch of the season came at the worst possible time for the Red Sox. It's easy to forget, because we're only talking a week, but from July 22-30, Thornburg strung together five scoreless outings, allowing just one baserunner in 4 1/3 innings and striking...
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John Tomase
September 04, 2018 - 12:36 pm
Tony La Russa basically invented the modern bullpen, with its specialists and setup men clearing a path to the closer. And when he discusses the ideal of mix of complements, he hits upon the issue that plagued the Red Sox relief corps perhaps as much as anything else in August. It's all about not...
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Rob Bradford
July 31, 2018 - 11:39 am
Prior to Monday night's game, Tyler Thornburg offered a dose of reality. "I know why I got traded over here," he told WEEI.com. And - fair or not - right here, right now represents that reason. The Red Sox have danced around the notion of needing another relief pitcher at the non-waiver trade...
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Rob Bradford
July 22, 2018 - 7:56 am
Why Kansas City and the Mets traded two of the top relievers on the market (Kelvin Herrera, Jeurys Familia) when they did is still somewhat of a mystery. Sure, they got deals that probably satisfied what each team was looking for. But what would the harm have been to wait a little bit longer?...
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Rob Bradford
July 06, 2018 - 9:57 am
Don't expect Tyler Thornburg to jump into the eighth and ninth innings out of the gate. That's the message Red Sox manager Alex Cora passed along when making his weekly appearance on the Dale & Keefe Show Thursday afternoon. "I feel that (Thornburg is a) great addition. Obviously, this guy was...
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Rob Bradford
July 04, 2018 - 11:30 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Travis Shaw has hit 46 home runs while managing an .846 OPS in 224 games since leaving the Red Sox. Tyler Thornburg still hasn't pitched in a game during that time. It's time for a reminder about why one was traded for the other. We have little concept of what kind of pitcher...
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Rob Bradford
July 03, 2018 - 10:35 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Red Sox' need for another reliever is going to be a talker in the coming weeks, no doubt. Particularly after watching their eighth-inning guy, Joe Kelly, go through another rough patch in not making it out of the eighth inning in his team's 4-3 win over the Nationals Monday...
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Connor Donahue
June 18, 2018 - 9:01 am
Here is what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Sunday.​ TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (32-35): L, 3-2 at Lehigh Valley -- The PawSox stormed back in the ninth after the IronPigs hung three runs in the seventh. Pawtucket answered with one run in the last frame, but couldn’t plate the tying run...
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Rob Bradford
June 11, 2018 - 6:15 pm
BALTIMORE -- The original plan was to send Mookie Betts to Salem, Virginia, where he would suit up with the Red Sox' Single-A affiliate for at least a game to test his ailing left abdominal muscle. But at about 4 p.m. he emerged in the clubhouse with a smile on his face and clearly the news he was...
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