Monday, April 30, 2018

Tyler 'Never Thrown A Pitch For Red Sox' Thornburg Begins Rehab Today

Tyler Thornburg—acquired in the trade that sent Travis Shaw to The BrewCrew in 2016—has yet to throw a pitch in anger for the Red Sox. That's seventeen months (December 2016) without any pay-off for The Carmine Hose, while Shaw has raked as Milwaukee's starting third-baseman. So, the news that Thornburg will be starting a rehab assignment tonight at AAA Pawtucket is a welcome sign. Since this is really Thornburg's first real game action in (literally) years, he will likely be allowed the full 30-day stint for his rehabilitation. So, the earliest he could help the Boston bullpen is June 1st. Don't hold your breath.