#nats put in claim on matt thornton, and nats get him
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) August 5, 2014
Well that’s a helluva thing. I didn’t even know Thornton was put on waivers. But he was, the Nationals put a claim on him, and the Yankees didn’t pull him back, so now he and the rest of his contract are off to the nation’s capital.
I admittedly was much less of a fan of Thornton than others, but his removal from the bullpen mix does leave Joe without the matchup lefty option he loves to have. Short-term solution: BRING ME PAT VENDITTE!!! Slightly longer-term solution: BRING ME JACOB LINDGREN!!!
** UPDATE 2:24 PM- Via Dan Barbarisi, lefty Rich Hill will be coming up to take Thornton’s roster spot. Needless to say, he is not Venditte or Lindgren. **