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Rotowire: Aug 5 / 5:08p ET
News: Thatcher has re-signed with the Astros and will report to Triple-A Fresno, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Thatcher elected free agency last week after he was designated for assignment by the Astros earlier in July, but the club has brought back the veteran left-hander and assigned him to Triple-A. In 36 appearances with the Astros this season, Thatcher posted a 3.79 ERA with 22 strikeouts and 11 walks. He is scheduled to report to Fresno this weekend.
Rotowire: Jul 28 / 12:49p ET
News: Thatcher cleared waivers Tuesday and has elected free agency.
Impact: Thatcher was designated for assignment a week ago and is now able to sign with any club as a free agent. He appeared in 36 games with the Astros this season, totaling 22 strikeouts and 11 walks with a 3.79 ERA as a middle-reliever and setup man.
Rotowire: Jul 21 / 11:41a ET
News: Thatcher was designated for assignment Tuesday, CSN Houston's Howard Chen reports.
Impact: The Astros need a roster spot for Vincent Velasquez, who will start Tuesday's game against the Red Sox. Thatcher has 22 strikeouts in 19 innings out of the bullpen this season, but his 11 walks have led to a 1.68 WHIP and 3.79 ERA.