Tyler Thornburg

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Rob Bradford
March 21, 2019 - 10:20 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Heading into his Thursday night scheduled appearance, Tyler Thornburg's Grapefruit League numbers are ugly. The reliever has appeared in five games, allowed seven runs on 10 hits and walked three. He has let at least one runner cross home plate in all but one outing. Considering...
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Rob Bradford
March 10, 2019 - 11:21 pm
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Another day, more questions about the Red Sox bullpen. Alex Cora is putting a brave face on with about 2 1/2 weeks until Opening Day in Seattle, but there has to be some uneasiness when it comes to trying to have his relievers hit the ground running. Sunday offered little in...
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Rob Bradford
February 20, 2019 - 1:49 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- At one point in his media briefing Wednesday Alex Cora offered a dose of reality when asked a roster construction question. "We're in the first week of spring training ...," said the Red Sox manager. Fair. But there can be moments, even this early in camp, where there is a...
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John Tomase
November 30, 2018 - 1:12 pm
The Red Sox announced on Friday that they've agreed to a one-year deal with reliever Tyler Thornburg, avoiding arbitration. The deal is worth $1.75 million, per WEEI.com's Rob Bradford. Thornburg missed the entire 2017 season after undergoing surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, returning...
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John Tomase
November 30, 2018 - 11:16 am
The Red Sox announced on Friday that they've agreed to a one-year deal with reliever Tyler Thornburg, avoiding arbitration. The deal is worth $1.75 million, per WEEI.com's Rob Bradford. Thornburg missed the entire 2017 season after undergoing surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, returning...
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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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