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Trent Thornton pitched 2/3 of an inning, allowing two earned runs during Toronto's win over Boston on Tuesday.
Thorton came into the game in the top of the seventh inning to protect a two-run lead but allowed a two-run homer to Rob Refsnyder to tie the game. He has been a solid but unspectacular multi-inning reliever for the Blue Jays this season with an 0-2 record with a 3.94 ERA and 1.28 WHIP over 22 appearances. He doesn't need to be rostered in any leagues at this point.
Trent Thornton will start in place of Ross Stripling on Monday.
No word yet on the reason for this change. This will likely shape up to be a bullpen day for the Jays, as Thornton hasn't gone deeper than three innings in an outing this season.
Trent Thornton didn't factor into the decision Tuesday against the Nationals. He gave up two runs on three hits while striking out two across 2 1/3 innings.
Thornton worked as the opener and the 2 1/3-inning showing being his longest appearance so far this season. Thornton will not have any fantasy value as long as he is in this role for the Blue Jays.
Trent Thornton pitched two innings against Boston on Wednesday, allowing no runs on two hits without walking or striking out a batter. He did not factor in the decision.
Thornton made his first start of the season and worked as the opener. Through six appearances this year, the 27-year-old has a 1.86 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and six strikeouts over 9 2/3 innings.
Trent Thornton will be stretched out as a starter during camp, according to Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo, but "they'll keep options open with him for potential relief role." Charlie Montoyo
The Blue Jays have a lot of starting pitching depth so it makes sense that Thornton will be prepared for both a spot in the rotation and a relief role. The 27-year-old underwent surgery back in September to remove loose bodies from his right elbow after pitching just 5 2/3 innings during the shortened 2020 season.