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Eric Thames

30-Year-Old First Baseman – Milwaukee Brewers

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Thames is returning from a three-year stint with the NC Dinos of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) to play for the Brewers. Thames posted video game numbers in Korea, particularly in 2015 when he...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 205   DOB: 11/10/1986   BORN: Santa Clara, CA   COLLEGE: Pepperdine   DRAFTED: 7th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Brewers in November of 2016. Contract includes a fourth-year team option for the 2020 season.

March 24, 2017  –  Eric Thames News

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Thames is scheduled to play the outfield Friday during Cactus League play and could log some games there during the regular season, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Eric Thames: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Thames (knee) is batting second and playing first base during Sunday's Cactus League game against the Giants.

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Thames was scratched from Friday's lineup with right knee soreness.

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Thames is 4-for-19 (.211) with a double, an RBI, and a 4:6 BB:K through eight games this spring.

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Thames agreed Tuesday with the Brewers on a three-year, $15 million contract, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.

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Thames has signed a contract with NC Dinos of the Korean Professional Baseball League, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Thames was claimed off waivers by the Astros on Thursday, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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The Orioles designated Thames for assignment Sunday, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Thames (hand) was activated from the minor league DL on Saturday and will join his teammates at Triple-A Norfolk, MASN reports.

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Thames (hand) was traded to the Orioles on Sunday for infielder Ty Kelly. He was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.

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2014

Thames was claimed off waivers by the Astros in September, but he never saw the field as the club stuck with their younger outfielders down the stretch. Thames is still pretty young himself at age 27, and he possesses good on-base skills and decent power, but his success in the minors has not translated over a full season at the major league level thus far. Thames will look to sort things out in Korea after signing a deal with NC Dinos in December.

2013

Thames came to Seattle from Toronto at the trade deadline and thrived at Safeco Field, posting a 1.044 OPS at home (58 AB) compared to .380 on the road (65 AB). Statistical anomaly in limited at-bats? Probably. More important is his lefty/righty split, which suggests a platoon future. It's a route the Mariners might have considered this season, but signing Raul Ibanez all but guarantees Thames won't be with the big-league club when camp breaks. Ultimately, Thames needs to improve his contract rate (.73 with Toronto, .63 with Seattle) for more consistency at the plate.

2012

Thames got his well earned shot in May after a hot start at Triple-A Las Vegas and was up for good by June and seeing regular playing time. He hit 12 homers but struggled at times with the strike zone (88 strikeouts in 394 plate appearances) in his first exposure to the majors. His struggles against southpaws (.209 average, .637 OPS in 91 plate appearances) point to a platoon situation, potentially with Rajai Davis, as he tries to work his way into the picture in left field.

2011

Thames enjoyed a breakout season at Double-A New Hampshire last year, hitting .286 with 27 homers in 130 games. He struggled against southpaws (.773 OPS) but handled righties well enough (.943 OPS) to warrant consideration as a nifty platoon mate down the road. He'll first need to prove that last year was no fluke after dealing with some injuries in the previous two seasons but bears watching.