Matt Thornton RP WAS 23 Days

Thornton, who was claimed off waivers Tuesday, has been activated, the Washington Post reports.

Thornton, whom the Nats claimed from the Yankees, will add a third lefty to the bullpen. He brings a 2.55 ERA and has not allowed a home run in his last 40.0 innings. In a corresponding move, Washington optioned Blake Treinen to Triple-A Syracuse.

Matt Thornton RP WAS 24 Days

Thornton has been claimed off waivers by the Nationals, ESPN New York reports.

Thornton, who was placed on waivers by the Yankees, is under contract for $3.5 million next season. He'll provide immediate help in the bullpen after posting a healthy 2.55 ERA in 24.2 innings for the Yankees. Over the past two seasons (40.0 cumulative innings), Thornton has racked up 29 strikeouts without allowing a home run.

Matt Thornton RP WAS 9 Months

The Yankees have agreed to a 2-year, $7 million deal with free agent lefty reliever Matt Thornton.

Thorton, 37, is coming off a 3.74 ERA and 30/15 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 innings this past season between the White Sox and Red Sox. He's a cost-effective replacement for Boone Logan, who suckered the Rockies into paying him $16.5 million over three years. Thornton, at this point in his career, is a decent middle-inning relief option.

Matt Thornton RP WAS 9 Months

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that six to seven teams are interested in free agent reliever Matt Thornton.

Cotillo hears that the Nationals are one of them. Thorton, 37, is coming off a 3.74 ERA and 30/15 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 innings this past season between the White Sox and Red Sox. He's not the dominant reliever he once was, but should still be useful in 2014.

Matt Thornton RP WAS 10 Months

Red Sox declined LHP Matt Thornton's $6 million option for 2014.

The 36-year-old southpaw will receive a $1 million buy-out and become a free agent. Even after a disappointing season where he registered a 3.74 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 30/15 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 innings he should be highly sought after this Winter.

Matt Thornton RP WAS 10 Months

Matt Thornton will not be on the World Series roster for the Red Sox.

The Red Sox had Thornton throw a simulated game Tuesday at Fenway Park, which led to some speculation that he could be added to the roster for the Fall Classic. However, the Red Sox have decided against making any changes from the ALDS/ALCS.

Matt Thornton RP WAS 10 Months

Matt Thornton threw a bullpen session Monday and will pitch in a simulated game Tuesday.

Thornton was left off the roster for the ALDS and the ALCS, but the Red Sox want him ready just in case. While there's a chance the veteran left-hander could be added to the roster for the World Series, possibly in place of Franklin Morales, he hasn't pitched in a game since September 29.

Matt Thornton RP WAS Aug 25 '13

Red Sox activated LHP Matt Thornton from the 15-day disabled list.

Thornton missed three weeks with a strained oblique and will return to a left-handed setup role. The 36-year-old has a 3.47 ERA and 1.35 WHIP over 50 relief appearances this season.

Matt Thornton RP WAS Aug 24 '13

Matt Thornton (oblique) threw a simulated game Friday.

Thornton hasn't had any setbacks with his strained right oblique and will avoid a rehab assignment. The Red Sox are hoping to activate him from the disabled list Sunday.

Matt Thornton RP WAS Aug 13 '13

Matt Thornton (oblique) threw on flat ground Tuesday.

"He threw flat ground today after he threw long toss," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "No symptoms in the oblique that he's been dealing with, so he's advancing pretty good given our first initial thought when he first walked off the mound." Thornton is eligible to return on August 20, but he'll likely need a rehab assignment first.