Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
3 years ago

Thornburg will join the starting rotation at Triple-A Colorado Springs, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports.

Thornburg was off to a rough start, allowing 13 runs (six earned) in his first 9.2 innings of 2015. He'll now be stretched out as a starter, with the organization hoping this will help get the righty back on track. It seems likely Thornburg will be back with the Brewers at some point this season.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
3 years ago

Thornburg was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday.

Thornburg's move to the minors could be to stretch him out in case of injury or struggles from a member in the rotation. The Brewers recalled Rob Wooten to take his place in the bullpen.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
3 years ago

With Rob Wooten optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday, Thornburg will make the Opening Day roster, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Thornburg was already expected to make the roster, and he'll now be joined by Michael Blazek, who is also a candidate for spot starts and long-relief work. Both pitchers have been stretched out this spring, so it will be interesting to see how that plays out once the Brewers have need of a sixth starters.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
3 years ago

Thornburg (elbow) is 100 percent healthy, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Thornburg's 2014 season was cut short due to an elbow injury, but the setback will not be an issue as spring training gets going. Thornburg worked his way into the late-inning mix last season, but the Brewers may stretch him out this spring to fill a long relief role out of the gate.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
3 years ago

Thornburg (elbow) believes he will have no restrictions at spring training, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.While Thornburg's opinion won't be the final one (that belongs to the medical staff), but it appears he is feeling good heading into camp. His 2015 season was derailed by the elbow injury, but showed extreme promise in the early part of the season. Over the first month, Thornburg posted a 0.61 ERA and 0.75 WHIP with 17 strikeouts in 14.2 innings. Although his numbers fell off in May and then early June before going on the disabled list, the drop off could be related to the elbow issue. Thornburg should have a spot in the Brewers' bullpen out of spring training, but it's possible he will switch to a long relief role in 2015.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
3 years ago

Thornburg (elbow) believes he will be ready for the start of spring training, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Thornburg was shut down in early June due to elbow soreness and never returned in 2014. He started the season strong but struggled before being shut down likely because of the elbow issue. The 26-year-old will likely start the season in a long relief role for the Brewers in 2015, but was used in some late inning relief for the club in 2014 and could find himself making similar appearances again this season.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
4 years ago

Thornburg (elbow) will not return this season, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

Shut down since early June due to elbow soreness, Thornburg was recently treated with a platelet-rich plasma injection and will not have enough time to make it back this season. A ligament tear was quickly ruled out by the team, so Thornburg would seem to stand a fairly good chance of being ready for spring training.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
4 years ago

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Tuesday that Tyler Thornburg (elbow) has yet to make much progress.

Thornburg has already missed a month of action with a right elbow injury, so it's obviously discouraging that little progress has been made. It's not clear at this point whether the reliever has tried to resume a throwing program. Obviously, he shouldn't be expected to rejoin the Brewers' bullpen anytime soon.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
4 years ago

Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash said that Tyler Thornburg (elbow) took a step forward with his rehab Thursday.

The right-hander isn't throwing yet, but apparently he's making progress with other aspects of his rehab. Thornburg will obviously need to resume throwing from a mound before a clearer timetable can be established.

Tyler Thornburg
RP BOS
4 years ago

Tyler Thornburg has been diagnosed with inflammation along his right wrist and elbow.

The good news is that his ulnar collateral ligament is fine. Still, there's no timetable for his return.