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Michael Ynoa | Relief Pitcher | #76

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / OAK
Contract: view contract details

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White Sox released RHP Michael Ynoa.
Ynoa had surrendered five earned runs in 1 1/3 innings (two relief appearances) this spring in the Cactus League. The former top prospects posted a 5.90 ERA and 23/22 K/BB ratio in 29 innings last season with the White Sox. Mar 19 - 10:36 AM

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White Sox re-signed RHP Michael Ynoa to a minor league contract.

Ynoa was outrighted off Chicago's 40-man roster in early July after posting a 5.90 ERA and 1.72 WHIP in 29 innings of relief. The 26-year-old former top prospect will try to earn a spot in the White Sox bullpen next spring.
Tue, Oct 3, 2017 04:59:00 PM

White Sox sent RHP Michael Ynoa outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

The right-hander was designated for assignment on Thursday but passed through waivers unclaimed and will continue to function as bullpen depth for the White Sox. He compiled a 5.90 ERA and 1.72 WHIP in 29 innings with the big league club this season.
Sat, Jul 8, 2017 02:08:00 PM

White Sox designated RHP Michael Ynoa for assignment.

Ynoa had posted a 5.90 ERA and 1.72 WHIP in 29 innings of relief this season for Chicago. The 25-year-old right-hander is now off the 40-man roster.
Thu, Jul 6, 2017 02:03:00 PM

White Sox activated RHP Michael Ynoa from the 10-day disabled list.

Ynoa missed just under two weeks with a right hip flexor strain. The 25-year-old right-hander returns Thursday to a 4.35 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and 19/11 K/BB ratio spread across 20 2/3 innings of relief.
Thu, Jun 15, 2017 11:20:00 AM

White Sox placed RHP Michael Ynoa on the 10-day disabled list with a right hip flexor strain.

The right-hander sustained the injury during Friday's appearance against the Tigers. He'll be sidelined for a couple of weeks.
Sat, Jun 3, 2017 12:30:00 PM

Michael Ynoa left Friday's game against the Tigers with a right quadriceps injury.

He'll be re-evaluated on Saturday before the club determines whether or not he'll require a trip to the disabled list. Before departing, Ynoa allowed a pair of runs on two hits on Friday without retiring a batter. He sports a 4.35 ERA and 19/11 K/BB ratio through 20 2/3 innings on the season.
Fri, Jun 2, 2017 08:46:00 PM

Michael Ynoa was removed from Friday's game against the Tigers in the third inning due to an apparent injury.

Ynoa, who was on in relief of the ineffective Derek Holland, had just surrendered an RBI triple to Dixon Machado when the training staff came out to check on him. Look for an update from the White Sox on his status shortly.
Fri, Jun 2, 2017 08:19:00 PM

White Sox recalled RHP Michael Ynoa from Triple-A Charlotte.

Ynoa was called up by the White Sox back in April, but didn't make an appearance. He'll be making his major league debut if or when he gets into a game. The 24-year-old has posted a 3.90 ERA and 24/12 K/BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A this season. The former A's prospect will pitch in middle relief.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 12:21:00 PM

White Sox optioned RHP Michael Ynoa to Double-A Birmingham.

Ynoa was only up in the majors for 24 hours, and Sunday's game against the Indians was a rainout. The right-hander should get another chance later this summer.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 01:07:00 PM

White Sox recalled RHP Michael Ynoa from Double-A Birmingham.

He'll provide bullpen depth Sunday while Adam Eaton is on paternity leave. Ynoa held a 2.61 ERA at the High-A level last season.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 12:03:00 PM

White Sox optioned RHP Michael Ynoa to Double-A Birmingham.

Ynoa, who received a lucrative contract when he signed with the A's in 2008, was swapped to the White Sox over the winter in the big Jeff Samardzija deal. The 23-year-old shifted to relief last year and posted a 5.52 ERA in 31 appearances, though he struck out 64 batters in 45 2/3 innings. He has yet to pitch above High-A.
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 12:39:00 PM

White Sox acquired RHP Michael Ynoa and RHP Jeff Samardzija from the Athletics for INF Marcus Semien, RHP Chris Bassitt, 1B Rangel Ravelo, and C Josh Phegley.

Ynoa was once a highly-coveted international player, signing a record $4.25 million contract with the A's as a 16-year-old in 2008. But the shine has worn off over the years as he has battled injuries and ineffectiveness. Ynoa, now 23, owns a 4.81 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 9.4 K/9 in 161 career major league innings. He has not risen above High-A ball.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 12:40:00 PM

Athletics pitching prospect Michael Ynoa (biceps) will be activated from High-A Stockton's disabled list on Tuesday.

Good to hear. Ynoa had been battling a sore right biceps, but he wound up only needing just over two weeks of down time. The 22-year-old is making a move to relief this season.
Mon, Apr 28, 2014 09:11:00 PM

Athletics right-handed pitching prospect Michael Ynoa left Friday night's game with an apparent injury.

He entered to start the seventh inning, hit the first batter, threw two pitches out of the strike zone, and was taken out of the game by the training staff with an apparent injury. This may be the death knell to Ynoa's prospect status, as he is no longer a teenager oozing with potential and has struggled during his time in High-A Stockton.
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 10:11:00 AM

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