Tyler Michael Thornburg (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Major League Baseball Atlanta Braves (MLB).
He was previously with the Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, and Cincinnati Reds. Thornburg went to Riverwood High School in Sandy Springs, Georgia, where he was a member of the baseball team.
He subsequently enrolled at Charleston Southern University, where he played collegiate baseball for the Buccaneers, a member of the NCAA Division I Big South Conference. Thornburg was a pitcher and outfielder for the Buccaneers.
Thornburg agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Dodgers on a minor league contract before the All-Star break. He was sent to the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate in Oklahoma City. He opted for free agency at the end of the 2019 season.
Thornburg signed a minor league agreement with the Cincinnati Reds on December 31, 2019, which includes an invitation to Spring Training. Thornburg was added to the Reds’ active roster on August 14, 2020. Thornburg will have Tommy John’s surgery in mid-September 2020.
Thornburg agreed to terms with the Atlanta Braves on a one-year, non-guaranteed major-league contract for $900,000 on March 16, 2022. He was named to the team’s Opening Day roster. He has also managed to keep his personal life out of public scrutiny and as such, it is assumed that he has no children.