Pirates and New York Mets organizations.
In February, Thornton appeared in four games for Team Israel in the World Baseball Classic, collecting two holds in the first round of games, with Israel winning Group A and advancing. Thornton picked up the win in the first game of round two for Israel, throwing 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief against Team Cuba.
Thornton pitched the eighth on Tuesday night in relief of Thompson, allowing just one hit while striking out one.
“We’re excited to bring in Thornton to further bolster our bullpen,” Harris said in the team news release. “He brings a lot of experience to the pen and will add another arm that we can count on to shut down the opposition late in games.”
Fan voting opens for all-star game
The Atlantic League announced in a news release Monday that fan voting returned for the 2017 Atlantic League AllStar Game, to be held at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, N.J. on July 12.
Fan voting can be done online at www.atlanticleague.com until
June 23. Fans can vote as many times as they’d like to help their favorite players make the AllStar squads. Fan voting will be used as a percentage towards All-Star selection that also includes league officials and media voting.
“Atlantic League fans are among the most passionate and knowledgeable fans in all of baseball,” Atlantic League President Rick White said. “When you operate a league based on the fan experience and engagement, it makes sense to have their voices heard as we look to have the very best represented for all the teams and their respective communities.”
All-Star Game tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at SomersetPatriots.com or call 908-252-0700.