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Matt Kinney | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (37) / 12/16/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 228
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Free agent Matt Kinney has agreed to a one-year deal to play with the Seibu Lions of Japan.
Kinney, who spent much of 2002 and 2003 in the majors with the Twins and pitched briefly for the Giants in 2005, went 12-10 with a 4.02 ERA for Triple-A Fresno last season. Thu, Dec 6, 2007 04:32:00 PM
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Giants re-signed RHP Matt Kinney to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Kinney spent September with the Giants and allowed eight runs in 12 innings. He'll head back to Triple-A this year, but he should be an option at the back of the rotation if injuries strike.
Tue, Jan 17, 2006 07:45:00 PM

Giants designated RHP Matt Kinney for assignment.

Kinney surrendered eight runs in 12 innings during September, picking up a win over the Padres in one of his two starts. He'll become a minor league free agent.
Mon, Oct 17, 2005 03:39:00 PM

Matt Kinney bailed Kevin Correia out of a first-inning jam and pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings against the Padres tonight for his first win since June 8, 2004.

Kinney had pitched two scoreless innings of relief since joining the Giants last week. Perhaps he'll get a start this weekend if Kevin Correia is shut down. There's no reason to pick him up right now, though.
Tue, Sep 13, 2005 01:16:00 AM

Giants purchased the contract of RHP Matt Kinney from Triple-A Fresno.

One more mop-up man. Kinney went 7-8 with a 5.21 ERA in 19 starts for Fresno.
Tue, Sep 6, 2005 06:50:00 PM

Giants reassigned RHP Matt Kinney and RHP Jeremy Fikac to minor league camp.

Kinney's chances of winning a job ended when he gave up homers to three straight batters in a game against the Royals. Fikac had a nice 6/0 K/BB ratio, but he still gave up three runs in 4 2/4 innings.
Tue, Mar 22, 2005 01:08:00 AM

Giants signed RHP Matt Kinney to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Kinney's ERA jumped to 6.06 in 78 2/3 IP for the Brewers and Royals last season. He's always had a nice strikeout rate, but he needs to cut down on the homers or the walks if he wants to keep getting opportunities.
Tue, Dec 14, 2004 08:06:00 PM

Matt Kinney returned to action tonight and allowed four runs -- three earned -- in an inning of work.

Kinney hadn't pitched since leaving Tuesday's game with cramps in his right calf.
Tue, Aug 24, 2004 01:10:00 AM

Matt Kinney departed with cramps in his right calf after pitching 3 2/3 innings tonight in his second appearance for the Royals.

Kinney gave up just oen run after relieving Darrell May. He's day-to-day.
Wed, Aug 18, 2004 12:56:00 AM

Royals claimed RHP Matt Kinney off waivers from the Brewers.

The Royals have nothing to lose here. Kinney will join the bullpen tomorrow and could get a couple of starts next month.
Fri, Aug 13, 2004 04:13:00 PM

Brewer GM Doug Melvin is trying to work out a trade with the White Sox for RHP Matt Kinney.

If Kinney, who was designated for assignment this past Friday is not dealt, he will likely clear waivers and report to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Wed, Aug 11, 2004 12:02:00 PM

Brewers designated RHP Matt Kinney for assignment.

Kinney's walk rate was down and his strikeout rate was up from last season. His big problem was that he was giving up more singles than usual, and that could have been bad luck. Still, the Brewers have little to lose by cutting him. He's likely to clear waivers and he has to accept the assignment. If he pitches well in Triple-A, he should return next month.
Fri, Aug 6, 2004 06:19:00 PM

Matt Kinney returned to the mound today and allowed two runs in two innings of relief.

Kinney hadn't pitched since leaving Saturday's game with a blister on his big toe.
Thu, Jun 17, 2004 05:49:00 PM

Matt Kinney left tonight's game in the seventh inning with a blister on his big toe.

As you might have guessed, Kinney is day-to-day.
Sat, Jun 12, 2004 10:33:00 PM

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PosRoleName
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2Hector Sanchez
3Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2Travis Ishikawa
2B1Marco Scutaro
2Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3Matt Duffy
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Michael Morse
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Tim Hudson
3Ryan Vogelsong
4Jake Peavy
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Matt Cain
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Jeremy Affeldt
3Sergio Romo
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6J.C. Gutierrez
7George Kontos
8Tim Lincecum