Thomas Hatch


Blue Jays' Thomas Hatch: Builds up to 51 pitches

Hatch threw two shutout innings while striking out three Friday in a rehab start for Triple-A Buffalo, Shi Davidi of reports. While Hatch was statistically effective in this outing, he needed 51 pitches to get through two frames, which put him at his pitch count and ended his night. He will likely need at least one more rehab start before he could be an option to join the big-league rotation.

Blue Jays' Thomas Hatch: Not close to return

Manager Charlie Montoyo said Tuesday that Hatch (elbow) isn't close to making his return, Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports. Hatch was scheduled to make his second rehab start in late May, but he's gotten some extra days off since he was experiencing cramping after his first outing, per Nicholson-Smith. It's not yet clear when the right-hander will be able to get back on the mound for Triple-A Buffalo.

Blue Jays' Thomas Hatch: Second rehab start coming Wednesday

Hatch (elbow) is scheduled to make his second rehab start for Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports. Hatch will presumably get the green light to work deeper into Wednesday's outing after he was capped at three innings and 43 pitches in his 2021 debut May 20 versus Worcester. The right-hander acquitted himself well in the outing, throwing 29 pitches for strikeouts while whiffing four and limiting Worcester to two runs (one earned) on three hits and no walks. Hatch will likely need one additional rehab start after Wednesday before Toronto decides whether he's fit to return from the 60-day injured list.

Thomas Hatch Nearing 2021 Debut

Help may be arriving soon for the Blue Jays pitching staff. Though 12 Toronto relievers and three starting pitchers have been placed on the Injured List already this season, one starter is nearing a return. Thomas Hatch, who pitched as a reliever in 2020 but will be stretched out this year, will make his first start of the season in Triple-A on Wednesday.

Blue Jays' Thomas Hatch: Ready for 2021 debut

Hatch (elbow) is scheduled to make a rehab start Thursday for Triple-A Buffalo. Buffalo plans to deploy Hatch in a tandem start with Jacob Waguespack, so expect the 26-year-old right-hander to cover around 3-to-4 innings before exiting the game. The outing marks Hatch's first of the season, as he's been on the mend from a right elbow impingement since late March. Hatch will likely need to complete at least two or three rehab starts at Buffalo before the Blue Jays consider bringing him back from the 60-day injured list.

Blue Jays' Thomas Hatch: Transferred to 60-day IL

Hatch (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Thursday. Hatch has been dealing with a right elbow impingement since mid-March but has been throwing bullpen sessions recently. However, the right-hander will now be sidelined until at least June while he continues to recover. Hatch's removal from the 40-man roster will make room for right-hander Jeremy Beasley, who was acquired by Toronto via trade Thursday.

Blue Jays' Thomas Hatch: Bullpen session on tap

Hatch (elbow) will throw a 20-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, Shi Davidi of reports. He's been sidelined all season with a right elbow impingement, but it's encouraging to see his throwing program picking up. It remains to be seen whether Hatch will be stretched out as a starter or join the big-league bullpen once fully healthy.

Blue Jays' Thomas Hatch: Resumes throwing

Hatch (elbow) resumed throwing Friday, Shi Davidi of reports. Hatch left a mid-March start with elbow inflammation but has seemingly avoided any serious issues. He'll have to build his arm strength back up, and his return date still isn't clear, but he doesn't appear to be lined up for an extended absence.

Blue Jays' Thomas Hatch: Heads to injured list

Hatch was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right elbow impingement Thursday, Keegan Matheson of reports. Hatch left a mid-March outing with the injury. Tests confirmed that he isn't dealing with any UCL damage, but his return timeline remains unclear.

Blue Jays' Thomas Hatch: No UCL issues

Hatch's elbow discomfort isn't tied to his UCL, Shi Davidi of reports. Elbow issues are always worrisome for a pitcher, but it looks as though Hatch has avoided the worst-case scenario. The Blue Jays remain hopeful that he won't miss too much time.

Blue Jays' Thomas Hatch: Dealing with inflammation

Hatch has been diagnosed with mild right elbow inflammation, Keegan Matheson of reports. Hatch underwent an MRI after leaving Wednesday's spring game against the Yankees with a right elbow issue. The Blue Jays are still gathering information on his injury, and the right-hander doesn't yet have a timetable for his return.

Toronto Blue Jays lose starter Thomas Hatch to injury against Yankees

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Toronto starter Thomas Hatch exited a pre-season game with right elbow/forearm discomfort and the Blue Jays lost 1-0 to the New York Yankees on Wednesday. The right-hander was pulled in the third inning. He gave up two hits, walked two and struck out three in two innings of work.

Blue Jays' Thomas Hatch: Slated for additional imaging

Hatch was diagnosed with right elbow/forearm discomfort after leaving Wednesday's spring game against the Yankees, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports. The full extent of Hatch's injury still isn't known following his early exit, but he'll undergo additional imaging to determine the nature and severity of the issue. A better timetable for the right-hander's return could be revealed once the results of his additional tests are known.

Blue Jays' Thomas Hatch: Exits Wednesday's spring game

Hatch exited Wednesday's spring game against the Yankees in the top of the third inning with an apparent elbow injury, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. Hatch started Wednesday's Grapefruit League game and allowed two hits and two walks while striking out three over two scoreless innings to begin the contest. However, he pointed at his elbow/forearm area in the top of the third inning and left the game with a trainer. The severity of his injury is unclear, and it's not yet known whether the issue will impact his availability for Opening Day.

Better Know Your Blue Jays 40-man: Thomas Hatch

We picked up Thomas Hatch in trade for David Phelps at the end of June 2019. Now we have Phelps back. Hatch had been the Cubs' first draft pick in the 2016 draft, but then their first pick came in the third round that year. At the time, I asked...

Thomas Hatch on The Education We Need and the Future We Can’t Predict

This episode is sponsored by our new report, 20 Invention Opportunities in Learning & Development. Download it here. On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom sits down with Dr. Thomas Hatch, Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and Director of the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching (NCREST). Dr. Hatch’s research includes studies of school improvement efforts at the school, district, and national levels. His latest book, The Education We Need for a Future We Can’t Predict focuses on efforts to create more powerful learning experiences both inside and outside schools in developed and developing contexts.

Blue Jays' Thomas Hatch: Preparing as starter

Hatch is viewed as a starter heading into the upcoming season, Scott Mitchell of reports. Hatch was exclusively a starter in the minors but appeared out of the bullpen in 16 of his 17 outings as a rookie last season. His 2.73 ERA in 26.1 innings looked quite strong on the surface, but it seems in large part attributable to an unsustainable .232 BABIP, as it came with a mediocre combination of a 21.1 percent strikeout rate and an 11.9 percent walk rate. It's far from guaranteed that he'll earn a rotation spot to start the season, but it appears as though he'll at least be in the mix.