Justin Thomas RP LAA 10 Months

Angels signed LHP Justin Thomas to a minor league contract.

It's not clear whether he's been invited to spring training. Thomas posted a 4.48 ERA and 1.49 WHIP across 16 starts at Triple-A for the A's last season before finishing the year in Japan. He'll almost surely begin 2014 in the minors.

Justin Thomas RP LAA Jul 08 '13

Justin Thomas has agreed to a deal with the Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan's Pacific League.

The left-hander made that announcement on his personal Twitter feed Monday morning. Thomas was released by the A's on July 1 after posting an underwhelming 4.48 ERA and 1.49 WHIP across 16 starts at Triple-A Sacramento. He'll try to revitalize his career overseas.

Justin Thomas RP LAA Jul 01 '13

Athletics released LHP Justin Thomas.

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle speculates that Thomas probably exercised an opt-out clause in his contract. The left-hander posted a 4.48 ERA over 16 starts at Triple-A Sacramento. He shouldn't have trouble catching on elsewhere.

Justin Thomas RP LAA Nov 21 '12

Athletics signed LHP Justin Thomas to a minor league contract.

Thomas pitched pretty well in the minors in 2012 but flopped in seven major league appearances. He'll give the A's a left-handed bullpen arm at Triple-A.

Justin Thomas RP LAA Oct 16 '12

Justin Thomas has elected free agency.

Thomas was outrighted off the 40-man roster by the Yankees earlier this month but has refused it and will test free agency instead. He'll likely get a minor league invite somewhere.

Justin Thomas RP LAA Oct 02 '12

Yankees sent LHP Justin Thomas outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Thomas cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 28-year-old southpaw posted a 9.00 ERA in four appearances with the Bombers this season.

Justin Thomas RP LAA Sep 25 '12

Yankees designated LHP Justin Thomas for assignment.

Thomas posted a 9.00 ERA in four appearances this season with the Yankees. He is getting the boot to clear a 40-man roster spot for the return of David Aardsma.

Justin Thomas RP LAA Sep 01 '12

Yankees recalled LHP Justin Thomas from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Thomas was claimed off waivers earlier this season and will be making his Yankees debut if he enters a game. The Yankees figure to use him in mopup situations.

Justin Thomas RP LAA Apr 27 '12

Red Sox optioned LHP Justin Thomas to Triple-A Pawtucket.

As expected. Thomas posted a 7.71 ERA and 2.57 WHIP while allowing 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings with the Sox. He'll be replaced by Rich Hill.

Justin Thomas RP LAA Nov 22 '11

Red Sox signed LHP Justin Thomas to a minor league contract.

Thomas didn't appear in the major leauges at all during the 2011 season and won't have an easy time breaking into the Red Sox 'pen. He turns 28 years old in January.