|Jan. 18 11:00 AM PT12:00 PM MT1:00 PM CT2:00 PM ET14:00 ET19:00 GMT3:00 CST12:00 PM MST2:00 PM EST2:30 PM VEN23:00 UAE1:00 PM CT-Thole agreed Friday to a $2.5 million, two-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Analysis: Acquired from the Mets in the R.A. Dickey trade last month, the 26-year-old Thole hit .234 with one homer and 21 RBIs for New York last year.
|Oct. 23 2:12 PM PT3:12 PM MT4:12 PM CT5:12 PM ET17:12 ET21:12 GMT5:12 CST2:12 PM MST4:12 PM EST4:42 PM VEN1:12 UAE (+1)4:12 PM CT-Thole is among six extra players eligible for salary arbitration this winter under baseball's new labor contract.
Analysis: Under the labor contract agreed to last November, the top 22 percent of players by service time with at least two years but less than three are eligible for arbitration along with the 3-to-6 year players. From 1991 through last year, the top 17 percent in the 2-to-3-year group had been eligible. The cutoff was 2 years, 139 days, down from what would have been 2 years, 144 days under the old rule.
|July 4 1:34 PM PT2:34 PM MT3:34 PM CT4:34 PM ET16:34 ET20:34 GMT4:34 CST1:34 PM MST3:34 PM EST4:04 PM VEN0:34 UAE (+1)3:34 PM CT-Thole had a season-high three hits during an 11-1 rout of Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Thole is hitting .346 (9 for 26) over his last seven games.
|June 1 4:12 PM PT5:12 PM MT6:12 PM CT7:12 PM ET19:12 ET23:12 GMT7:12 CST4:12 PM MST6:12 PM EST6:42 PM VEN3:12 UAE (+1)6:12 PM CT-Thole has been activated from the disabled list and the New York Mets' top catcher is back in the lineup following a concussion.
Analysis: Thole went on the disabled list May 8 after getting hurt in a collision at home plate. He was batting .284 with a homer and seven RBIs.
|May 9 11:50 PM PT12:50 AM MT1:50 AM CT2:50 AM ET2:50 ET6:50 GMT14:50 CST11:50 PM MST1:50 AM EST2:20 AM VEN10:50 UAE1:50 AM CT-The Mets have put Thole on the seven-day disabled list because of a concussion.
Analysis: The Mets made the move before Tuesday night's game at Philadelphia and promoted catcher Rob Johnson from Triple-A Buffalo. Thole was elbowed in the head by Ty Wigginton of the Phillies during a play at the plate in the Mets' 5-2 win Monday night. Thole had returned to New York for examination.
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