|Dec. 21 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET16:49 GMT0:49 9:49 AM MST11:49 AM EST12:19 PM VEN20:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-The Indians signed Thatcher to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
Analysis: Thatcher pitched for Houston last season, going 1-3 with a 3.18 ERA in 43 games. He has a 11-16 career record and 3.38 ERA in 405 games. The 34-year-old debuted with San Diego in 2007.
|Feb. 13 3:51 PM PT4:51 PM MT5:51 PM CT6:51 PM ET18:51 ET23:51 GMT7:51 4:51 PM MST6:51 PM EST7:21 PM VEN3:51 UAE (+1)5:51 PM CT-Thatcher has agreed to a minor league contract with the Houston Astros and will report to big league spring training.
Analysis: The 33-year-old left-hander was 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 53 games for Arizona and the Los Angeles Angels, who acquired him in a trade on July 5. He walked four in 30 1-3 innings and struck out 27. Thatcher was sidelined for six weeks in August and September because of a sprained left ankle.