Dale Thayer RP SD 6 days ago

Thayer was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday with a right shoulder strain, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

This is the first word of a shoulder injury to Thayer, but it explains why he hasn't pitched in a week. With a backdated DL stint, Thayer will be eligible for activation as soon as July 2, but the Padres have not provided an estimated timetable for his return.

Dale Thayer RP SD 3 months ago

Thayer (illness) will be available out of the bullpen Tuesday against the Dodgers, Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune reports.

Thayer is said to be at less than 100 percent Tuesday, but his condition has improved from Monday where he was held out with a case of the stomach flu. With the recent shakeup to San Diego's bullpen, it remains to be seen which situations manager Bud Black will call on Thayer. However, Joaquin Benoit is the favorite to be the set-up man at this point.

Dale Thayer RP SD 3 months ago

Thayer (illness) was unavailable out of the bullpen Monday due to stomach flu, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

Thayer should be considered day-to-day at this point. The Padres' bullpen struggled Monday, allowing four runs (three earned) over two combined innings of work with Thayer unavailable.

Dale Thayer RP SD 5 months ago

Thayer agreed to a one-year, $1.375 million contract with San Diego on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Padres broadcaster Bob Scanlan reports.

Thayer turned in impressive numbers in his age-33 season and will be rewarded accordingly, with a more than $800,000 raise in salary. Regression seems inevitable, however, as Thayer benefited from a .250 BABIP and 89.0% strand rate last season. He's also not in the mix for saves, so there's no much to like from a fantasy perspective.

Dale Thayer RP SD 10 months ago

Thayer secured his fourth win of the season Wednesday against the Brewers, striking out one and inducing two groundouts while working the 10th inning.

Closer Joaquin Benoit wasn't exactly overworked entering action Wednesday -- he logged two one-inning outings in the preceding three tilts -- but manager Bud Black may keep Benoit's workload in check after he missed nearly two weeks this month due to a sore shoulder. While Kevin Quackenbush handled the ninth, Thayer was afforded a late-game chance after Rene Rivera's solo shot in the bottom of frame resulted in extra baseball. With Quackenbush assuming setup duty, expect most of Thayer's opportunities to occur in the seventh inning for the remainder of the year.

Dale Thayer RP SD 1 year ago

Padres activated RHP Dale Thayer from the paternity leave list.

Thayer will be back in his sixth- and seventh-inning role after missing just one day of action.

Dale Thayer RP SD 1 year ago

Padres placed RHP Dale Thayer on the paternity leave list.

Thayer will be out for the next 1-3 days. He has posted an excellent 1.45 ERA in 18 2/3 innings this season.

Dale Thayer RP SD 1 year ago

Dale Thayer has been diagnosed with a bruised forearm after being hit by a comebacker in Friday's Cactus League contest.

He's expected to be fine and shouldn't miss any action because of it. The 33-year-old hurler had a nice spring, posting a 2.08 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 9/0 K/BB ratio in 8 2/3 innings.

Dale Thayer RP SD 2 years ago

Dale Thayer notched his eighth hold in Monday's victory against St. Louis.

Thayer induced Ty Wigginton into a double-play after surrendering a leadoff single to Jon Jay. After walking Pete Kozma, he was yanked for Joe Thatcher, who ended the inning. Thayer holds a 3.15 ERA and 0.90 WHIP over 20 appearances.

Dale Thayer RP SD 3 years ago

Padres activated RHP Dale Thayer from the paternity leave list.

Thayer was away from the Padres over the weekend in order to be present for the birth of his child. He should resume getting save chances for the Padres with Huston Street (calf) still on the disabled list.