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Tyler Colvin | Outfielder

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/5/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Tyler Colvin has elected free agency.
The 29-year-old appeared in 57 games with the Giants in 2014, hitting just .223/.268/.381 with a pair of homers and 18 RBI. There's still enough pop in this left-handed bat that other teams will be willing to give him an opportunity. Oct 4 - 1:18 PM

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Giants sent OF Tyler Colvin outright to Triple-A Fresno.

Colvin has hit only .223/.268/.381 at the big league level this season. He'll stick around as depth.
Aug 8 - 8:19 AM

Giants designated OF Tyler Colvin for assignment.

Colvin has hit only .223/.268/.381 at the big league level this season. He should be able to find work in short order but is no safe bet to see time in the majors again in 2014.
Aug 1 - 2:36 PM

Giants optioned OF Tyler Colvin to Triple-A Fresno.

It was reported that Colvin was given his release by the club, but it turns out the team just sent him down instead. Colvin is hitting .223/.268/.381 this season and could be recalled by the club in September.
Jul 30 - 10:27 PM

Tyler Colvin went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

Colvin scored the first run of the game and he added an RBI single in the sixth inning. The 28-year-old also stole his first base of the season. Colvin's playing time may be cut into when Brandon Belt returns in a few weeks, but he should continue to get a few starts per week until then.
Jun 15 - 10:03 PM

Tyler Colvin went 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk against the Nationals on Thursday.

Colvin is known for his power, but he has just one homer in 71 at-bats for the Giants this season. Fortunately, he has contributed nine doubles and two triples, making him a somewhat useful piece as a part-time player with Brandon Belt out. He shouldn't have any fantasy value once Belt returns.
Jun 12 - 7:04 PM

Tyler Colvin finished 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored in a 6-4 win against the Marlins on Thursday.

Colvin has blistered the ball in sporadic playing time since his Saturday promotion. He's 6-for-13 (.462) with three doubles, a triple, a homer, three RBI and three runs scored. Colvin is an extremely streaky hitter with direct access to playing time with Mike Morse having shifted to first to cover for Brandon Belt. If he keeps raking, he'll keep playing, and on that chance alone, NL-only owners might want to make a speculation add here. The name Tyler Colvin is radioactive to some fantasy owners, but keep in mind he has a .460 career MLB slugging percentage, has slugged .500 or more in over 350 at-bats twice, and is still only 28.
May 16 - 1:23 AM

Tyler Colvin finished the two easy wheels short of the cycle Monday, going 2-for-3 with a triple and homer in a 4-2 win against the Braves.

A San Francisco legend is born. Colvin scored two runs and knocked in three. The veteran outfielder is a long-time fantasy bust, but NL-only owners might want to sniff around the streaky hitter with pop. With Mike Morse having shifted to first base to cover the disabled Brandon Belt, left field at-bats are there for the taking. Colvin will have to share those for now.
May 13 - 1:08 AM

Giants purchased the contract of OF Tyler Colvin from Triple-A Fresno.

Colvin is in Los Angeles with the team and will be active for Saturday's game against the Dodgers. The 28-year-old outfielder was hitting .267/.315/.408 with two homers and 16 RBI through 35 games at Fresno. He'll provide additional depth while Brandon Belt is sidelined.
May 10 - 1:54 PM

Giants optioned OF Tyler Colvin to Triple-A Fresno.

Colvin had a good chance to make the team as a reserve infielder/outfielder, but the 28-year-old batted just .212 in Cactus League play. He'll report to Triple-A and could find himself back in San Francisco later this year.
Mar 29 - 6:06 PM

Tyler Colvin went 2-for-4 with a solo home run as the Giants fell to the Angels 11-4 on Monday.

Colvin took Kevin Jepsen deep for a solo shot in the eighth inning, his second of the spring. Colvin is battling Juan Perez to be the club's fifth outfielder. CSN Bay Area's Andrew Baggarly suggests the club should choose Perez over Colvin for multiple reasons including Perez's comparatively good spring and defensive prowess, as well as Colvin's lingering back issues.
Mar 24 - 7:53 PM

Giants signed OF Tyler Colvin to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invitation to major league spring training. The 28-year-old outfielder spent the majority of the 2013 campaign at Triple-A Colorado Springs where he slashed .275/.377/.480 with nine homers, 32 RBI and six steals in 67 games. He'll compete for a reserve role in the Giants outfield.
Feb 22 - 11:56 AM

Troy Renck of the Denver Post hears that there's a "good chance" Tyler Colvin will still wind up signing with the Orioles.

The O's and Colvin agreed to terms last month on a major league deal, but it was nixed after the outfielder failed the team's in-depth physical. Baltimore is now only willing to offer him a minor league deal, but it appears Colvin might take it. The 28-year-old is coming off a disastrous 2013 season, but he was terrific in 2012, batting .290/.327/.531 with 18 home runs in 420 at-bats for the Rockies.
Feb 17 - 6:48 PM

Tyler Colvin is weighing several minor league offers, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

Colvin lost a major league contract with the Orioles after Baltimore's medical staff found something they didn't like during his physical. The outfielder/first baseman enjoyed a nice 2012 season in which he hit .290/.327/.531 with 18 home runs in 420 at-bats, but he struggled to be effective in the majors last season, hitting only .160 with three home runs and 10 RBI while striking out 27 times over 75 at-bats for the Rockies.
Source: Fox Sports
Jan 28 - 10:03 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles are only willing to give Tyler Colvin a minor league contract after discovering a back issue during his physical.

Colvin has yet to accept the minor league deal, so he remains a free agent. He could wind up still signing with the O's but seems likely to see if he can get a guaranteed deal somewhere else first. Given the thoroughness of Baltimore's physicals, it's possible other teams' doctors won't find anything wrong with Colvin's back.
Jan 24 - 4:18 PM

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SS1Brandon Crawford
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