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Tim Collins | Relief Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 170
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Royals and LHP Tim Collins avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.475 million contract.
He was eligible for arbitration for the first time. Collins has control issues but boasts a career 3.54 ERA while striking out over a batter per inning. Jan 16 - 2:33 PM

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Tim Collins is on the Royals' roster for the ALDS.

Collins was not active for Tuesday's American League Wild Card Game, but the Royals want the left-hander in their bullpen for the best-of-five against the Angels. Collins had a 3.86 ERA in 22 appearances out of the Kansas City bullpen during the regular season.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 01:35:00 PM

Royals recalled LHP Tim Collins from Triple-A Omaha.

The diminutive southpaw struggled in 17 1/3 innings with the Royals earlier in the season. It's all hands on deck for Kansas City as they push toward the postseason.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 08:20:00 AM

Royals optioned LHP Tim Collins to Triple-A Omaha.

Collins has registered a pedestrian 4.15 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 17 1/3 innings this season out of the Kansas City bullpen. He'll try to get right at Triple-A.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 04:25:00 PM

Royals activated LHP Tim Collins from the 15-day disabled list.

Collins is ready to do after making three scoreless rehab appearances. He'll return to a left-handed setup role for the Royals.
Sun, May 4, 2014 11:33:00 AM

Tim Collins (elbow) has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha.

Collins is expected to make two appearances there before returning to the Royals' bullpen. The left-hander has been out since April 7 with a mild elbow flexor strain.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 04:09:00 PM

Tim Collins (elbow) could begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend.

Collins made a simulated appearance on Tuesday and felt fine. He has been on the disabled list since April 7 because of a mild flexor strain in his left elbow.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 04:35:00 PM

Tim Collins (elbow) was cleared to resume throwing Tuesday.

Collins has been on the disabled list since April 7 with a flexor strain in his left elbow. He is aiming to rejoin the Royals' bullpen by the end of this month.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 05:31:00 PM

Royals placed LHP Tim Collins on the 15-day disabled list with a flexor strain in his left elbow.

Collins has walked four batters in just two appearances so far this season, so it's not a surprise that something isn't right physically. No word on how long he'll be sidelined.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 04:05:00 PM

Tim Collins struggled Monday against the White Sox, allowing four runs in two-thirds of an inning.

Collins retired the first two batters he faced, but quickly fell apart. The four runs came across on two singles, two doubles, and a throwing error by the shortstop. Collins has been a consistent contributor for the Royals over the last three seasons, so this outing shouldn't be a cause for alarm.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 06:55:00 PM

Royals avoided arbitration with LHP Tim Collins by agreeing to a one-year, $1.3625 million contract. had projected him to earn $1 million in his first year of arbitration. Collins has earned the raise by putting up a 3.51 ERA with 205 strikeouts over 190 innings in his first three big league seasons.
Thu, Jan 16, 2014 07:18:00 PM

Tim Collins has allowed just one earned run since May 5.

Coincidentally, it came in his last appearance against the White Sox. The diminutive left-hander is pitching better than ever this season, posting a 2.33 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 27/13 K/BB rate over 31 appearances.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 02:57:00 AM

Tim Collins allowed a pair of solo homers in his inning of work Tuesday.

The diminutive lefty now holds a 14.14 ERA while serving up four longballs over seven frames this spring. Collins has struck out nine batters, though, and will again be an important part of a good Royals bullpen in 2013.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 07:51:00 PM

Tim Collins has earned a spot in the Royals' bullpen.

The maybe 5-foot-7 reliever was informed of the decision this weekend. Collins has great velocity and should do quite well in a setup role for Kansas City.
Mon, Mar 28, 2011 10:53:00 AM

Royals acquired LHP Tim Collins from the Braves.

Collins was part of the deal earlier this month that also sent Alex Gonzalez to Atlanta. He is a diminutive left-handed reliever with superb numbers in the minors this season, including a 2.29 ERA and 15.4 K/9 rate at Double-A.
Sat, Jul 31, 2010 04:35:00 PM

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