17 Facts About Dale Thayer


Dale Scott Thayer was born on December 17,1980 and is an American former professional baseball pitcher.

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Dale Thayer played in Major League Baseball for the Tampa Bay Rays, New York Mets, and San Diego Padres.

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Dale Thayer went undrafted out of Chico State in 2002, but was signed as a free agent by the San Diego Padres on September 25,2002.

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Dale Thayer was used as a closer for the majority of his minor league career.

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Dale Thayer began 2004 with the High-A Lake Elsinore Storm, where he had a 1.

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Dale Thayer was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays on September 15,2006, as a player to be named later in exchange for Russell Branyan.

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Dale Thayer started 2007 with the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits and was advanced to the Triple-A Durham Bulls in August.

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Dale Thayer spent all of 2008 with the Bulls and pitched to a 2.

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Dale Thayer again started 2009 in Triple-A Durham but made his Major League debut on May 22,2009, at Land Shark Stadium in Miami Gardens against the Florida Marlins.

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Dale Thayer pitched 3 innings, allowing one earned run and collected his first Major League save.

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Dale Thayer had 3 stints with the Rays in 2009, including a September call-up.

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Dale Thayer was moved up to the majors on August 6,2010, to add bullpen depth, but only pitched in a single game with the Rays before being sent back down.

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Dale Thayer was assigned to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons, where he had a 2.

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Dale Thayer signed a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres on December 6,2011.

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The following season, Dale Thayer enjoyed his best season of his career, pitching a career high 70 games with a career low 2.

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Dale Thayer signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles in February 2016.

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On May 30,2016, Dale Thayer signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves.

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