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Joe Thatcher, Angels' latest bullpen fix, thrilled to join a winner
Joe Thatcher, Angels' latest bullpen fix, thrilled to join a winner

Joe Thatcher is 32, with eight years in the major leagues. He has yet to pitch in a playoff game. No team opened play Saturday with a worse record than the Arizona Diamondbacks. On Saturday, the Diamondbacks traded Thatcher to the Angels, a team in position for a playoff spot. "I've been on a lot of losing teams," Thatcher said. "Coming to a team like this is exciting, for sure." The Angels acquired Thatcher to fill the left-handed relief void created by injuries to Sean Burnett. "It's something we've been missing all year long," General Manager Jerry Dipoto said. Thatcher posted a 2.63 earned-run average in 37 appearances for Arizona, with 25 strikeouts in 24 innings. He faced 100...

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