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Josh Kinney | Relief Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (39) / 3/31/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Quincy University

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Pirates signed RHP Josh Kinney to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Kinney, who turns 35 in March, had a 4.36 ERA in 30 relief appearances with the Mariners' Triple-A affiliate in 2013. He owns a 4.73 ERA over 93 appearances in the big leagues and could be an option for the Pirates' bullpen at some point in 2014. Wed, Nov 20, 2013 11:19:00 AM

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Mariners activated RHP Josh Kinney from the 60-day disabled list; sent him outright to Triple-A Tacoma.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster. Kinney posted a 3.24 ERA and 7/0 K/BB ratio in 8 1/3 innings over eight rehab appearances in Triple-A. He'll continue to serve as bullpen depth in the minors.
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 04:47:00 PM

Josh Kinney (shoulder, ribs) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Tacoma.

Kinney has yet to pitch for the Mariners this season due to a stress reaction on the left side of his rib cage. The 34-year-old made one rehab appearance with Triple-A Tacoma back on May 17, but then had to be shut down again. The Mariners are surely hoping that the additional rest will pay off.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 04:36:00 PM

Josh Kinney (shoulder, ribs) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Tacoma.

Kinney has been on the shelf all season because of a stress reaction in his left shoulder and rib cage. He's likely to spend around two weeks in the minor leagues.
Thu, May 16, 2013 01:11:00 PM

Josh Kinney (shoulder, ribs) will head to Triple-A Tacoma this week to begin a rehab assignment.

Kinney has been on the disabled list since the end of spring training with a stress reaction in his left shoulder and rib cage. He may be activated later this month.
Tue, May 14, 2013 05:38:00 PM

Mariners manager Eric Wedge said Monday that Josh Kinney (shoulder) is "getting closer" to heading out on a rehab assignment.

Kinney is on the 60-day DL and thus isn't eligible to return until late May. It sounds like there's a good chance he'll be ready at that time.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 08:10:00 PM

Mariners placed RHP Josh Kinney on the 60-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury.

The move clears a spot on the Mariners' 40-man roster for reliever Kameron Loe. Kinney was shut down in early March with a stress reaction in his left shoulder and rib cage. There is no timetable for his return to Seattle.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 03:16:00 PM

Josh Kinney said Tuesday that his stress reaction is in his left shoulder.

It was previously reported that Kinney was dealing with a stress reaction in his rib cage. There's no timetable for his return, but the good news is that it's not in his throwing shoulder.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 12:12:00 PM

Josh Kinney will be shut down for a few weeks with a stress reaction in his rib cage.

The Mariners are shutting him down in order to prevent the injury from turning into a fracture. Kinney be re-evaluated in a few weeks before the Mariners determine the next step. Obviously the right-hander will not be ready in time for Opening Day.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 01:04:00 PM

Mariners and RHP Josh Kinney avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. The 33-year-old right-hander performed admirably in 2012, posting a 3.94 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 36/15 K/BB ratio over 32 innings of work. He'll likely serve in a middle relief role in the Mariners bullpen.
Sat, Dec 1, 2012 12:11:00 AM

Mariners purchased the contract of RHP Josh Kinney from Triple-A Tacoma.

Kinney earned the promotion after holding a 2.70 ERA and 38/11 K/BB ratio over 36 2/3 frames at Tacoma. He'll be used in the middle innings.
Sun, Jul 1, 2012 02:38:00 PM

Mariners signed RHP Josh Kinney to a minor league contract.

Kinney became a free agent after being outrighted off the White Sox 40-man roster in October. The 32-year-old right-hander enjoyed success with Triple-A Charlotte this past season, but had a lousy 6.62 ERA in 12 appearances at the major-league level. He has an outside chance of winning a roster spot during spring training.
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 07:58:00 PM

White Sox sent RHP Josh Kinney outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

Kinney had a nice year at Charlotte but posted a 6.62 ERA over 12 games with the big club despite striking out over a batter per inning. He can elect minor league free agency if he so chooses.
Fri, Oct 14, 2011 03:55:00 PM

White Sox recalled RHP Josh Kinney from Triple-A Charlotte.

Kinney will join the White Sox bullpen after performing well in Charlotte, posting a 2.77 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 66/17 K/BB ratio in 61 2/3 innings of work. He last appeared in the major leagues in 2009 as a member of the Cardinals.
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 03:19:00 PM

White Sox signed RHP Josh Kinney to a minor league contract.

Kinney was a reliable middle reliever for the Cardinals when they won the World Series back in 2006, but Tommy John surgery set him back and he hasn't pitched in the majors since 2009. That could change in Chicago. He had a 1.80 ERA over 60 innings at Triple-A Memphis last year and might be able to climb into the White Sox's Opening Day bullpen with a good spring training.
Sun, Jan 9, 2011 03:11:00 PM

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