Joseph Andrew Thatcher... Married to Katelyn…has 1 son, Jackson... Attended Indiana State from 2001-04…ranks third on the Sycamore's all-time saves list with 14, 3 behind his father, Phil (1977-80)…tied for the school's single-season record with 33 appearances in 2002 and ranks second with a 1.73 ERA in 2002 (min. 40.0 IP)... Graduated from Kokomo (Ind.) High School... Hosts the annual "Pitch in for Youth" charity event that benefits youth organizations in Kokomo, Ind.
Combined to go 3-2 with a 3.43 ERA (14 ER in 39.1 IP) in 72 appearances between San Diego and Arizona... Acquired from Padres on July 31 with RHP Matt Stites and a Competitive Balance Lottery Pick for RHP Ian Kennedy... Established career highs in wins, GIDP (5), holds (15) and appearances... Was 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA (7 ER in 9.1 IP) in 22 games with the D-backs and 3-1 with a 2.10 ERA (7 ER in 30.0 IP) in 50 games with the Padres... Ranked third in the NL in inherited runners scored percent (12.7; 7-of-55), behind Javier Lopez (10.5) and Seth Maness (12.1)... Tied for eighth among all left-handers in the Majors in appearances (also Rex Brothers)... 51 of his outings were less than 1.0 inning, second-most in the Majors behind Lopez (58)... Made a season-high 15-straight scoreless appearances from April 9-May 14 (10.0 IP) and posted a 0.55 ERA (1 ER in 16.1 IP) in 26 games from April 9-June 6... Did not issue a walk in 22-straight games from April 9-May 26, the third-longest streak among NL relievers behind Edward Mujica (29) and Tony Watson (26).
Worked in 55 games for the Padres, the second-most
appearances in his career (65 in 2010).
Stint on the 15-day DL from 7/30-9/1 with right knee tendonitis.
Had a rehab stint with Single-A Lake Elsinore, working in one
game on 8/29 with a scoreless inning of work.
Before going on the DL, was 0-4 with a 3.42 ERA (10ER/26.1 IP)
and 28 strikeouts against 10 walks over his first 40 relief outings.
Over his final 15 outings after coming off the DL, was 1-0 with
a 3.38 ERA(2 ER/5.1 IP) and 11 strikeouts against four walks.
Earned the first save of his career on 7/2 at ARI.
Worked scoreless ball in 46 of his 55 outings in 2012.
Held left-handed hitters to a .175 (11-for-63) average while right-handers hit at a .333 (19-for-57) clip off him.
Allowed just seven of his 46 (15.2 %) inherited runs to score.
Struck out 39 batters over his 31.2 innings in 2012 for an 11.1 K/9.
Made 18 appearances for the Padres after beginning the season on the disabled list with a strained left shoulder...Underwent surgery on his left shoulder 5/2 and was transferred to the 60-day DL on 5/4...reinstated 8/5 and made his season debut that day...Worked scoreless ball in 15 of his 18 outings, including each of his last 11...Faced one batter in seven of his 18 outings.
Appeared in a career-high 65 games for the Padres
in 2010...matched his career-best with a 1.29 ERA (also,
2007)...Worked scoreless ball in 61 of his 65 outings and hitless ball in 45 of
65 outings...faced just one batter in 34 of his 65 outings...Inherited 67 runners, the second most in the Majors...allowed 13 to
score, 19.4%, the 10th best percentage in the National League...Allowed his first and only home run of the season on 7/7 at WSH
(Adam Dunn)...snapped a streak of 67 straight outings and 52.0
IP without allowing a home run, from 6/13/09-6/28/10...the 67 straight outings without allowing a homer set a franchise
record...Sat down 18-straight batters from 5/18-6/1...Allowed just one run over his last 40 outings, from 7/9-10/3, posting a 0.51 ERA (1 ER/17.2 IP) with 24 strikeouts against
four walks...Held right-handed hitters to a .172 (10-for-58) opponents batting average while left-handers hit just .197 (13-for-66) off
him...Started the year on the 15-day DL with a left shoulder strain, placed on 4/4 (retro to 3/26)...reinstated on 4/22, missing
a total of 15 games.
Had three stints with the Padres after beginning the season at Triple-A Portland...made a careerhigh
52 relief appearances, also setting career marks in innings pitched, holds and strikeouts.
Began the season at Portland and was recalled 5/15...optioned 6/8 and recalled 6/13...optioned...7/6 and recalled for
good on 7/20...Went 1-0 with a 1.65 ERA (5 ER/27.1 IP) in 36 appearances since his last recall...held opponents to a .177 batting
average...Limited opponents to a .227 average on the year, including a .182 mark against lefties and .267 against righties...struck
out 55 while walking 18...Ranked seventh in the Majors and fourth in the National League, allowing just 16.3 percent of inherited runners to score...
stranded 36 of 43...did not allow an inherited runner to score from 8/4-28, stranding 19 runners over that stretch...Worked a career-high-tying 2.0 innings on three occasions (6/1 vs. PHI; 7/1 vs. HOU; 7/5 vs. LAD)...Went 1-2 with one save and a 1.89 ERA (4 ER/19.0 IP) in 19 relief appearances for the Beavers...held opponents to a .240
average while striking out 22 and walking five...scoreless ball over his first nine outings (8.2 IP)...Had a 12.1 scoreless-inning streak over 19 games from 8/15-9/23.
Made the Padres Opening Day roster...made 25
appearances out of the bullpen over four stints with
the Friars...Also pitched for Triple-A Portland, making 37 relief appearances...
limited opponents to a .248 average while striking out 44
compared to 11 walks...Went 4-0 with three saves and a 1.21 ERA (3 ER/22.1 IP) in 19
games with the Beavers prior to the All-Star break...Pitched for Azucareros del Este in the Dominican Winter League,
going 1-0 with a 5.93 ERA (9 ER/13.2 IP) in 17 relief outings.
SUMMARY: Acquired by San Diego from the Milwaukee Brewers along with left-handed pitcher Steve Garrison
and right-hander Will Inman in exchange for right-handed pitcher Scott Linebrink on 7/25...went 2-2
with a 1.29 ERA (3 ER/21.0 IP) over 22 games with the Padres...held opponents to a .167 average (13-for-78),
including a .151 mark against right-handed batters and .200 against lefties...allowed only one home run in
21.0 frames...compiled 16 strikeouts compared to six walks...inherited 20 runners, allowing four to score...
notched a 0.79 ERA (1 ER/11.1 IP) in 13 road outings...tossed 1.1 perfect frames with a season-high-tying
three strikeouts in San Diego's one-game tiebreaker on 10/1 at COL...made 15 appearances in September,
going 2-2 with a 1.23 ERA (2 ER/14.2 IP)...worked in three straight contests, 9/27-29...recalled from Triple-A
Portland 8/27...optioned to Portland 8/16...did not allow an earned run (three unearned on 7/27) over his
first five outings from 7/26-8/14...allowed first earned run on 8/30 vs. ARI.
FAMOUS FIRSTS: Made his Major League debut 7/26 at HOU, throwing a perfect seventh inning, fanning
one batter...suffered his first Major League loss on 9/21, allowing a two-out, solo homer in the 14th inning
to Brad Hawpe in a 2-1 loss to Colorado...was his only home run allowed in 2007 at any level...got both of
his Big League wins in consecutive appearances, 9/25 and 9/27...earned his first Major League victory with
1.1 scoreless innings 9/25 at SF...notched second win 9/27 at MIL after entering the game in the fifth inning
with the bases loaded and getting Prince Fielder to ground out.
WITH PORTLAND: Allowed one earned run (four unearned) over 8.2 innings (1.04 ERA) in eight relief
appearances with Triple-A Portland in 2007...struck out 11 batters and walked one.
BREWERS SYSTEM: In 24 relief appearances with Triple-A Nashville in 2007, went 2-1 with one save and a
2.08 ERA (5 ER/21.2 IP) with seven walks and 33 strikeouts...began the season at Double-A Huntsville, posting
a 1-0 record and 0.55 ERA (1 ER/16.1 IP) in 14 games with two walks and 20 strikeouts.
Went a combined 5-4 with a 1.37 ERA (10 ER/65.2) in 46 relief outings with Short-A West Virginia,
Single-A Brevard County and Double-A Huntsville...Began the season with West Virginia...promoted to Brevard County on 7/5 and posted a 0.29 ERA (1 ER/30.2 IP) in 16
games with the Manatees...Promoted to Double-A Huntsville on 8/26...made four relief appearances with the Stars...Played in the Hawaii Winter Baseball League with the North Shore Honu and was named a Post-Season All-Star...went
1-1 with a 0.73 ERA (2 ER/24.2 IP) and one save in 14 relief appearances.
Pitched for River City of the Independent Frontier League before signing with the Brewers on
7/19...Made his professional debut with Rookie-level Helena...promoted to Single-A Brevard County on 8/17 where he finished