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Claimed by Gary off waivers from the Chicago Dogs on Sunday, May 26
Started the year on the 7-Day Disabled List with the Dogs
Went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA with Chicago (3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, K, BB)
Signed his first professional baseball contract with the Toronto Blue Jays as an undrafted free agent on June 7
Went 1-2 with a 0.87 ERA in 13 games (31 IP, 7 R, 3 ER, 15 H, 8 BB, 37 K) between the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays (Rookie Affiliate) and the Bluefield Blue Jays (Rookie Affiliate) of the Appalachian League.
Over five seasons at Western Kentucky University, Thurston currently ranks second in program history with 299 strikeouts, third with 52 starts and fifth with 306.2 innings pitched
As a redshirt-senior in 2018, Thurston went 4-6 with a 4.24 ERA and a career-high 80.2 innings pitched in 15 games (14 starts).
Thurston attended Madison High School and was a three-time All-Conference selection and named to the All-State Honorable Mention Team as a senior in baseball.