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Tyler Thornburg (hip) has been pulled off his minor league rehab assignment according to Chris Cotillo of Masslive.com
Thornburg had to come off his rehab as it hit the 30-day mark. The veteran reliever will either be activated by the Red Sox or could be placed on waivers. Thornburg has struggled this season and has a 7.71 ERA and is not worth owning in fantasy.
Tyler Thornburg allowed one hit and struck out one over a scoreless inning in Friday's 15-8 loss to the Diamondbacks.
Thornburg goes into the season as one of the Red Sox primary setup relievers. The veteran has looked good with three straight scoreless appearances since allowing two runs on Opening Day. Thornburg is worth grabbing in fantasy leagues that count holds.
Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) threw live batting practice on Wednesday.
Manager Alex Cora said Thornburg struggled with his mechanics while maintaining his usual velocity. The former Brewer has missed most of the past two years with injuries but finally looks like he could be healthy enough for a regular relief role in 2019.
Tyler Thornburg will make at least two more rehab appearances before rejoining the Red Sox, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Once Thornburg gets on the mound for the Red Sox he will be used in a setup role. The veteran reliever will be a good source of holds for fantasy owners that are in leagues with that category. Keep an eye on updates with Thornburg's progress.
Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Friday, Bill Koch of the Providence Journal reports. Thornburg was expected to throw a live batting practice session Friday but was rained out.
Thornburg is expected to get on the field at some point this weekend, with a minor-league assignment next on his agenda. The 29-year-old reliever is expected to slot in as a setup man in the Red Sox bullpen and could be useful in fantasy leagues with holds as a category.