Joe Thatcher RP LAA 18 Days

Angels acquired LHP Joe Thatcher and OF Tony Campana from the Diamondbacks in exchange for OF Zach Borenstein and RHP Joey Krehbiel.

The veteran southpaw makes for a nice addition to the Angels bullpen which was lacking in quality left-handed arms. He has done a nice job for the D'Backs this season, posting a 2.63 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 25/3 K/BB ratio over his 24 innings of work. Despite adding Thatcher and Jason Grilli this week, the Angels are rumored to still be in the market for further bullpen upgrades.

Joe Thatcher RP LAA 18 Days

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Angels have agreed to a deal to acquire Joe Thatcher and Tony Campana from the Diamondbacks.

No word yet on the potential return package that the Diamondbacks would be receiving in the trade. There were rumblings late Friday that the Angels were interested in the veteran southpaw, and it appears as though they worked things out quickly. He'll add a much-needed left-handed weapon to manager Mike Scioscia's bullpen.

Joe Thatcher RP LAA 19 Days

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Angels are interested in acquiring a left-handed reliever and are believed to be interested in Diamondbacks southpaw Joe Thatcher.

The 32-year-old is enjoying a fine season in the desert, posting a 2.63 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 25/3 K/BB ratio over his 24 frames. He remains one of the top left-handed relievers expected to be available via trade.

Joe Thatcher RP LAA 6 Months

Diamondbacks avoided arbitration with LHP Joe Thatcher by agreeing to a one-year, $2.375 million contract.

Thatcher was arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter. The left specialist posted a 3.20 ERA over 72 appearances for the Padres and D'Backs last season.

Joe Thatcher RP LAA 8 Months

Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca believes it's unlikely that Joe Thatcher will be non-tendered by the Diamondbacks.

Thatcher struggled mightily during his time with the Diamondbacks after a mid-season trade, posting a 6.75 ERA, 1.93 WHIP and 7/6 K/BB ratio over 9 1/3 innings. He remains a reliable and effective option out of the bullpen however, and still just 32-years-old, should have plenty of good innings left in him.

Joe Thatcher RP LAA 12 Months

ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Padres are more likely to deal Joe Thatcher than Luke Gregerson.

Furthermore, Stark hears that the Padres are declining any offers for their outfielders. Finally back to form following shoulder issues, Thatcher has a 2.10 ERA and 29/4 K/BB ratio over 30 innings this season. Left-handed relievers have a lot of value in this market, so the Padres could fetch a nice prospect in return.

Joe Thatcher RP LAA Jul 23 '13

FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Braves are interest in Joe Thatcher.

The Braves are sure to add a left-handed reliever at the deadline, and it's no surprise Thatcher is on their watch list. The southpaw holds a 2.25 ERA this season and has left left-handed batters to a .206/.266/.315 batting line during his career. He's making $1.35 million in 2013 and will be arbitration-eligible for a final time over the winter.

Joe Thatcher RP LAA May 21 '13

Joe Thatcher earned his fifth hold by tossing two-thirds of a scoreless inning against the Cardinals on Monday night.

When healthy, the southpaw has been terrific for the Padres. Between 2009-2011, he posted a 2.66 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 10.9 K/9 rate. This year he is 1-0 with a 2.13 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 10/1 K/BB rate over 21 appearances. As an effective LOOGY who calls PETCO home, Thatcher is a solid middle reliever in deeper NL-only formats.

Joe Thatcher RP LAA Jan 18 '13

Padres avoided arbitration with LHP Joe Thatcher by agreeing to a one-year, $1.35 million contract.

It was Thatcher's second year of arbitration eligibility. When healthy, the southpaw has been terrific for the Padres since 2009, posting a 2.66 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 10.9 K/9 rate. He's coming off of arthroscopic surgery on his right knee but is expected to be fine for spring training.

Joe Thatcher RP LAA Sep 30 '12

Joe Thatcher will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on October 10.

Thatcher has pitched through tendinitis this month, making the decision to delay surgery until the offseason. He's expected to be 100 percent by spring training.