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Rotowire: Apr 12 / 7:43a ET
News: Thornton got the final two outs of the seventh inning Saturday to pick up his first hold of the season.
Impact: Nationals manager Matt Williams seems intent on giving younger arms Blake Treinen and Aaron Barrett a long look in the eighth inning to start the season, but Treinen blew the lead Saturday, and if the kids continue to struggle, Thornton will likely move up a spot or two in the bullpen pecking order.
Rotowire: Mar 28 / 7:40a ET
News: Thornton has had a quiet spring, posting a 2.45 ERA and 2:0 K:BB in just 3.2 innings.
Impact: There's been nothing wrong with Thornton, but the veteran lefty is simply saving his bullets for when the games start to count. He should be Drew Storen's primary left-handed setup man this season, and after racking up six holds in just 18 games for the Nats last season, he could be a sneaky source of value in that category in 2015.