White Sox Looking To Trade Matt Thornton

The White Sox have been looking to trade Matt Thornton since July and are still trying to move him, according to ESPN.com's Buster Olney (on Twitter). Before the 2011 season, the White Sox signed the left-hander to a two-year, $12MM extension that covers the 2012-13 seasons and includes a club option for 2014.

The 35-year-old posted a 3.32 ERA with 9.5 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, 0.45 HR/9 and a 48.8% ground ball rate in 59 2/3 innings this past season. Armed with a fastball that averages 96 mph, Thornton figures to draw interest this offseason, as he did last summer, especially since the free agent market doesn't feature lefty relievers of his caliber. The Yankees, Blue Jays and Rangers are among the teams that may seek left-handed relief this offseason.


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5 Comments on "White Sox Looking To Trade Matt Thornton"


lolpods
3 years 9 months ago

wow, a thought out, coherent post concerning a white sox player. no way.

0bsessions
3 years 9 months ago

Fine, I’ll fix it for you:

Lars Anderson for Thornton straight up, White Sox assume half his salary.

lolpods
3 years 9 months ago

thornton is heading for the decline, and is already showing signs. getting some value for him now is just smart business.

lolpods
3 years 9 months ago

yeah, this makes some sense to kick salary in.

lolpods
3 years 9 months ago

who cares what ozzie anythings.