|Mar. 3 8:53 AM PT9:53 AM MT10:53 AM CT11:53 AM ET11:53 ET16:53 GMT0:53 9:53 AM MST11:53 AM EST12:23 PM VEN20:53 UAE10:53 AM CT-Thornton has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres.
Analysis: The 6-foot-6 Thornton spent the past two seasons with Washington and had a 2.18 ERA in 60 appearances last season. A 2010 All-Star with the Chicago White Sox, Thornton has also pitched for Seattle, Boston and the New York Yankees, mostly serving as a lefty specialist. He's made 60 or more appearances 10 times in his 12-year career.