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Kyle McClellan | Relief Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/12/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Kyle McClellan (shoulders) plans to audition for teams in late June or early July.
McClellan is coming off offseason labrum surgery on both shoulders. It's the second time he's had his pitching shoulder operated on, as he missed big chunks of the 2012 and 2013 campaigns while recovering. McClellan will turn just 30 next month, but he'd have to be considered a long shot at this point to make it back to the majors. May 30 - 9:03 AM

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Kyle McClellan has elected free agency.

McClellan had been removed from the Rangers' 40-man roster. The reliever appeared in just seven games at the big league level this season.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 04:57:00 PM

Rangers sent RHP Kyle McClellan outright to Double-A Frisco.

McClellan cleared waivers after being designated for assignment earlier this week. The 29-year-old will continue to serve as pitching depth in the minors.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 05:06:00 PM

Rangers designated RHP Kyle McClellan for assignment.

McClellan allowed eight earned runs in just 9 1/3 innings of relief with the Rangers, but the 29-year-old right-hander still owns a 3.79 career ERA in the major leagues and could draw some interest on waivers.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 04:17:00 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Kyle McClellan from Triple-A Round Rock.

A lat injury in spring training kept McClellan from having a real shot at an Opening Day roster spot, but he's back in the majors now after posting a 2.00 ERA and 11/3 K/BB ratio over nine Triple-A innings. He'll work in middle relief.
Sun, Jun 9, 2013 10:24:00 AM

Kyle McClellan (lat) has been activated from Triple-A Round Rock's disabled list.

McClellan will make his debut with the club on Thursday. He's been out since mid-March with a strained lat but could eventually be an option for the Rangers' bullpen.
Thu, May 16, 2013 09:48:00 PM

Kyle McClellan (lat) has been throwing off a mound in extended spring training.

It's good to know, but there's no timetable for when McClellan might be ready to appear in games. He's been dealing with a strained right lat since mid-March.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 09:17:00 PM

Kyle McClellan (lat) is expected to throw off a mound by May 1.

McClellan, who joined the Rangers on a minor league deal this winter, has been sidelined since the middle of March with a strained right lat muscle. The 26-year-old right-hander could be an option for the starting rotation or the bullpen if he can avoid setbacks.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 05:47:00 PM

Kyle McClellan (lat) will not use the opt-out clause in his minor league contract with the Rangers.

McClellan could have become a free agent if he didn't make the Opening Day roster, but he will remain with the organization while rehabbing a strained right lat muscle. The 28-year-old right-hander could need as much as 6-8 weeks before he pitches in a game.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 05:06:00 PM

Kyle McClellan has been diagnosed with a strained right lat muscle.

The recovery period for such an injury is typically around 3-4 weeks, according to Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter Jeff Wilson. It's a costly setback for the 28-year-old right-hander, whose Cactus League debut was delayed due to right shoulder soreness. McClellan was hopeful he could win a spot in the Rangers rotation heading into spring, but this injury guarantees that he'll be sidelined to start the year.
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 04:17:00 PM

Kyle McClellan (shoulder) tossed two scoreless innings Tuesday in his Cactus League debut with the Rangers.

McClellan is over the shoulder soreness that plagued him earlier this spring. The Rangers haven't decided yet how they plan to use him this season. He has served as both a starter and reliever in his big league career.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 03:25:00 PM

Kyle McClellan (shoulder) will likely make his Cactus League debut against the Brewers Tuesday.

Soreness in his right shoulder has kept McClellan out of action thus far this spring. McClellan has been used as both a starter and reliever in his career, but the missed time will likely relegate McClellan to a bullpen role in Texas if he's able to make the team.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 05:17:00 PM

Kyle McClellan (back) could make his Cactus League debut next week.

McClellan, who has been slowed with a sore back this spring, threw a 35-pitch bullpen session on Sunday and ramped things up to 50 pitches on Wednesday. He's scheduled to throw a live batting practice session on Saturday, which could be the final hurdle before game action. McClellan is still hopeful that he could be a factor in the fifth starter race, but it's more likely that the Rangers see him as a longman right now.
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 12:41:00 PM

Kyle McClellan (back) threw a successful 35-pitch bullpen session Sunday.

"I felt great," McClellan said. "I started out nice and easy at 80 percent and, once I got through, I was letting it go 100 percent with no pain. So very encouraging." McClellan is a couple weeks behind but thinks he can still get stretched out enough to compete for the No. 5 spot in the rotation. Realistically, though, he'd be happy to land a gig as a long man in the bullpen.
Sun, Mar 3, 2013 02:56:00 PM

Kyle McClellan (back) will throw off a half-mound Friday and could be ready for a bullpen session as early as Sunday.

McClellan has been nursing a sore back since the beginning of camp. As long as he can avoid a setback, he has time to make his case for a spot in the Opening Day bullpen.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 11:20:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Tomas Telis
1B1J.P. Arencibia
2Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Kevin Kouzmanoff
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jake Smolinski
3Jim Adduci
4Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Engel Beltre
RF1Alex Rios
2Daniel Robertson
3Michael Choice
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Colby Lewis
5Robbie Ross
6Nick Martinez
7Miles Mikolas
8Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Alexi Ogando
4Neal Cotts
5Tanner Scheppers
6Roman Mendez
7Scott Baker
8Phil Klein
9Alexander Claudio
10Jon Edwards
11Pedro Figueroa