Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
1 month ago

Thornburg agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Red Sox on Monday, avoiding arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After being acquired from the Brewers prior to the 2017 season, Thornburg missed all of last year after undergoing surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome in mid-June. He's expected to be healthy heading into spring training, and the southpaw could prove to be a crucial bullpen piece for the Red Sox if he's able to regain his 2016 form (2.15 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 90:25 K:BB in 67 innings with Milwaukee).

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
2 months ago

Thornburg (shoulder) was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Thursday, The Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thornburg hasn't stepped foot on the mound yet in a Red Sox uniform, and missed the entire 2017 season after undergoing surgery to treat his thoracic outlet syndrome in mid-June. He should be ready to go heading into spring training, and could be a valuable weapon out of the team's bullpen if he's able to stay upright and find his form from last year.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
7 months ago

Thornburg (shoulder) underwent successful surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome and will miss the remainder of the season, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thornburg will now begin a long recovery process in hopes of being ready for the 2018 season. His effectiveness following the surgery remains a question mark given the issues other pitchers have had after undergoing the same procedure.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
7 months ago

Thornburg (shoulder) will undergo surgery to treat his thoracic outlet syndrome Friday and will miss the remainder of the season, Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It seemed like this entire season was one step forward, two steps back for the embattled right-hander, although it seems that the Red Sox finally pinpointed the problem holding Thornburg back. Although he's tabbed to miss the rest of the 2017 season, the Red Sox are confident that he'll be ready to go when the 2018 season comes along. How effective he'll be following the operation remains a mystery, however, as others who have undergone the same surgery (Josh Beckett, Matt Harvey) have not had great results after the fact.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
7 months ago

Thornburg paused his throwing program Tuesday after his shoulder began bothering him again, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is yet another setback on an already arduous road back to action for Thornburg, who hasn't appeared in a single game for the Red Sox after arriving in a trade from Milwaukee in the offseason. No word on when he'll resume his rehab has come forth, although it's likely safe to say a return to action within this month is unreasonable even though surgery isn't being considered at this time.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
7 months ago

Thornburg (shoulder) threw out to 90 feet Wednesday, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thornburg, who has been out the entire year with a shoulder impingement, was tossing out to 150 feet earlier in the year before being shut down when some symptoms returned. He resumed his throwing program earlier in the week and has stretched out to 90 feet, though the Red Sox will look to stretch him out to 150 feet again before his first bullpen session. Given his setback earlier in the year, the Sox will likely be patient with the southpaw.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
8 months ago

The Red Sox think Thornburg may have a nerve issue with his shoulder, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

The team is attempting to figure out what else is going on with Thornburg's ailing shoulder, as he has not heeled as quickly as expected. He is already on the 60-day DL, and at this point it would not be surprising if he ended up being out through the All-Star break.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
8 months ago

Thornburg (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Thursday, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Sox needed room on the 40-man roster for Thursday's starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick, and with Thornburg still not throwing off a mound, he was the logical choice to bump off the roster for the time being. The latest update on Thornburg's health was that he was long-tossing, which would hopefully put him on track to throw off a mound sometime in the next week or two.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
9 months ago

Thornburg (shoulder) extended his long toss out to 150 feet Tuesday, Evan Drellich of CSNNE.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander has been making incremental progress in his recovery from a shoulder impingement, gradually increasing his throwing distance in long toss over the past several weeks. Manager John Farrell recently suggested Thornburg could begin a rehab assignment in the not-too-distant future, but the Red Sox will likely want to see Thornburg throw at least one bullpen session before assigning him to a minor-league affiliate. He's expected to need a lengthy rehab assignment.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
9 months ago

Manager John Farrell indicated that Thornburg (shoulder) could soon begin pitching in rehab games, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports. "We're hopeful that's in the [not-too-distant] future," Farrell said.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Sox are still limiting Thornburg to taking part in long toss from 150 feet, but it sounds like there's growing momentum for him to advance to the next phase of his throwing program. If Thornburg is given clearance to throw bullpen sessions in the coming days, he'd likely begin a rehab assignment soon thereafter. According to Drellich, Farrell suggested that because Thornburg has been sidelined since late February while battling a shoulder impingement, the right-hander will essentially need to go through spring training all over again. That likely means he'll need around seven-to-10 rehab appearances before being activated from the disabled list, so Thornburg is probably trending toward a late-May return, at the earliest.