Tyler Michael Thornburg (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, and Cincinnati Reds.
Thornburg signed with the Brewers and pitched during the 2010 season for the Helena Brewers in the Rookie-level Pioneer League. Thornburg began the 2011 season with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers of the Class A Midwest League, then received a promotion to the Brevard County Manatees of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League (FSL).
Thornburg signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers sometime before the All-Star break. He was assigned to the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers. He elected free agency following the 2019 season.
On December 31, 2019, Thornburg signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds that included an invitation to Spring Training. On August 14, 2020, the Reds selected Thornburg to the active roster. In mid-September 2020, Thornburg underwent Tommy John surgery.
On March 16, 2022, Thornburg signed a one-year, non-guaranteed major-league contract worth $900,000 with the Atlanta Braves. He was placed on the Opening Day roster. The Braves designated Thornburg for assignment on May 23.
Tyler has never divulged any information about his parents, he is a very private person who likes to keep his personal life away from media attention.