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Michael Kirkman | Relief Pitcher | #50

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/18/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 5 (0) / TEX
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Braves signed LHP Michael Kirkman to a minor league contract.
Kirkman can make a $600,000 salary if he cracks Atlanta's major league roster, but that seems like a longshot -- at least coming out of spring training. The 30-year-old southpaw holds an unsightly 5.28 ERA and 1.495 WHIP in 109 career major league innings. Jan 31 - 9:05 PM

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Michael Kirkman has elected to become a free agent.

Kirkman was claimed off waivers from the Padres back in May, but made just one appearance at the major league level the rest of the way. However, the 30-year-old southpaw put up a 2.81 ERA and 34/17 K/BB ratio over 32 innings in Triple-A and should find another opportunity elsewhere.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 12:24:00 PM

Brewers sent LHP Michael Kirkman outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Kirkman has already been designated for assignment by two different organizations this season. The left-hander owns a 5.28 ERA in 109 career major league frames.
Tue, May 17, 2016 05:34:00 PM

Brewers designated LHP Michael Kirkman for assignment.

The move opens up a roster spot for Jhan Marinez. Kirkman was DFA'd by San Diego earlier this month before Milwaukee claimed him off waivers. He allowed one run in his only appearance with the Brewers Monday against Miami.
Thu, May 12, 2016 11:32:00 PM

Brewers claimed LHP Michael Kirkman off waivers from the Padres.

Kirkman was designated for assignment by San Diego earlier this week to clear a roster spot for Alex Dickerson. Kirkman had allowed four runs on six hits in 1 1/3 innings of work for the Padres and he owns a 5.25 ERA and 1.49 WHIP over 108 career major league frames. He'll join the Brewers this weekend in Cincinnati and will likely pitch in low-leverage situations.
Thu, May 5, 2016 01:52:00 PM

Padres designated LHP Michael Kirkman for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Alex Dickerson on the active roster. Kirkman was called up last week and allowed four runs on six hits over 1 1/3 innings in his lone appearance.
Mon, May 2, 2016 06:09:00 PM

Padres purchased the contract of LHP Michael Kirkman from Triple-A El Paso.

Kirkman will join the Padres' bullpen on Tuesday. The left-hander is obviously not fantasy-relevant.
Tue, Apr 26, 2016 06:52:00 PM

Padres signed LHP Michael Kirkman to a minor league contract.

Kirman spent the large majority of the 2015 season with the Brewers' Triple-A affiliate in Colorado Springs, posting a 2.81 ERA in 32 innings. But that number came with a rough 1.47 WHIP and 34/28 K/BB ratio. The 29-year-old left-hander is not in the running for an Opening Day roster spot with San Diego.
Mon, Feb 29, 2016 10:07:00 AM

Brewers signed LHP Michael Kirkman to a minor league contract.

Kirkman was unable to make the Rangers' Opening Day roster after dealing with some shoulder issues in spring training. He appears to be healthy now and will give the Brewers some left-handed relief depth in the minors.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 12:02:00 PM

Rangers released LHP Michael Kirkman.

Kirkman, a non-roster invitee this spring, dealt with some shoulder soreness early on in camp and made two appearances in Cactus League action. The 28-year-old spent most of last season in Triple-A and will attempt to late on elsewhere.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 11:04:00 AM

Michael Kirkman (shoulder) felt only normal soreness during a bullpen session Wednesday.

It's not clear when Kirkman will be ready for game action, but it appears he's nearly back on track after missing some time with shoulder soreness. He's in camp with the Rangers as a non-roster invitee.
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 10:02:00 AM

Michael Kirkman (shoulder) is scheduled to throw his first bullpen session of the spring on Wednesday.

Good news for Kirkman, who has fallen behind the other pitchers in camp due to an impingement in the back of his left shoulder. The 28-year-old southpaw was non-tendered by the Rangers in December, but he's in camp this spring as a non-roster invitee.
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 10:04:00 AM

Michael Kirkman (shoulder) is not yet symptom-free and remains limited to flat-ground work.

Kirkman is dealing with an impingement in his left shoulder. That he's able to do any throwing at all is obviously positive, but the Rangers will feel better about his status once he's able to throw from the bump again with no problems.
Mon, Mar 2, 2015 06:27:00 PM

Michael Kirkman (shoulder) will play catch Wednesday.

Kirkman was shut down last week due to an impingement in the back of his left shoulder, but he's making progress. The 28-year-old southpaw was non-tendered by the Rangers in December, but he's in camp this spring as a non-roster invitee and will attempt to win a bullpen job if healthy.
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 11:31:00 AM

Michael Kirkman (shoulder) continues to feel improvement.

Kirkman was shut down last week due to an impingement in the back of his left shoulder, but he could be able to throw as soon as Wednesday or Thursday. The 28-year-old is in camp with the Rangers on a minor league deal and hopes to win a bullpen job this spring.
Tue, Feb 24, 2015 11:16:00 AM

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