Report: Nationals Claim Matt Thornton Off Waivers (UPDATED)

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. **