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Michael Kirkman | Relief Pitcher | #50

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/18/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 5 (0) / TEX
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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. Apr 26 - 6:52 PM

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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.
Feb 29 - 10:07 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

Michael Kirkman (shoulder) is aiming to resume his spring throwing program in a couple of days.

Kirkman was shut down last week due to an impingement in the back of his left shoulder. He showed significant improvement Monday. "My range of motion is a lot better than a few days ago," said the right-hander. "It's almost back to normal. It may be normal." Kirkman, 28, is hoping to win a spot in the Rangers' Opening Day bullpen.
Mon, Feb 23, 2015 03:41:00 PM

Michael Kirkman won't throw for the next week due to a sore left shoulder.

It sounds like it's probably just some typical early-spring soreness, but the Rangers want to be safe. Kirkman re-signed with the Rangers on a minor league deal this winter after being non-tendered.
Sun, Feb 22, 2015 11:35:00 AM

Rangers re-signed LHP Michael Kirkman to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Kirkman was non-tendered earlier this week. Control has been an issue for the 28-year-old, but he has good velocity from the left side and has struck out nearly a batter per inning in his major league career.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 12:04:00 PM

Rangers non-tendered LHP Michael Kirkman.

The Rangers never developed trust in Kirkman even though he's a lefty who throws in the mid-90s and who has struck out a batter per inning during his career. Control has often been an issue, and he holds a 4.98 ERA over 94 appearances, but someone will take a shot on the 28-year-old.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 10:42:00 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of LHP Michael Kirkman from Triple-A Round Rock.

Kirkman was booted off the Rangers' 40-man roster at the end of March, but he's back after posting a 4.47 ERA with 62 strikeouts and 29 walks over 54 1/3 innings this season in Triple-A. He figures to pitch in middle relief.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 02:25:00 PM

Rangers sent LHP Michael Kirkman outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Kirkman was designated for assignment last Friday and cleared waivers without being claimed. The 27-year-old owns a 5.17 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across 82 appearances at the major league level and will serve as pitching depth in the minors.
Tue, Apr 1, 2014 02:43:00 PM

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