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Tim Collins | Relief Pitcher | #55

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 170
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Nationals re-assigned LHP Tim Collins and RHPs Michael Broadway, Derek Eitel, Kyle McGowin and Wander Suero to minor league camp.
No surprises here. Collins is coming back from his second Tommy John surgery and is hoping to be game-ready by June. Mar 10 - 10:55 AM

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Tim Collins (elbow) hopes to be ready for a minor league rehab assignment by June.

Collins missed the entire 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery last spring. He signed a minor league deal with the Nationals over the winter and hopes to be ready to pitch in the majors by around midseason.
Feb 15 - 11:38 AM

Nationals signed LHP Tim Collins to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Collins, 27, hasn't pitched in the majors since 2014 and missed the entire 2016 season following a second Tommy John surgery. The Nationals will take a chance on a rebound. The 5-foot-7 southpaw owns a 3.54 ERA with 9.4 K/9 in the majors.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 12:47:00 PM

Tim Collins has elected free agency.

Collins missed another season in 2016 following a second Tommy John surgery. He seems likely to have to take a minor league contract this winter.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 05:57:00 PM

Royals activated LHP Tim Collins from the 60-day disabled list.

His place on the 40-man roster is now restored. Collins missed this season following a second Tommy John surgery
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 03:15:00 PM

Tim Collins needs a second Tommy John surgery.

Brutal news for the lefty reliever, who was aiming to return from his first Tommy John surgery in early 2016. It's not clear when we might see him again. Collins, 26, is the owner of a 3.54 career major league ERA.
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 11:43:00 AM

Royals and LHP Tim Collins avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.475 million contract.

There was some thought that he could be non-tendered after missing 2015 following Tommy John surgery, but Collins will remain in Kansas City at the same salary he had this past season. The owner of a career 3.54 ERA over four campaigns, Collins is expected to get a late start to 2016 as he continues his recovery.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 09:09:00 PM

Royals activated LHP Tim Collins from the 60-day disabled list.

Collins had Tommy John surgery in March and didn't throw a pitch for the Royals in 2015. He'll be out until early in the 2016 season.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 10:04:00 PM

Royals transferred LHP Tim Collins from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Collins underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on March 11. He'll be out until early 2016.
Thu, May 7, 2015 12:41:00 PM

Royals placed LHP Tim Collins on the 15-day disabled list.

Collins will miss the season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He'll be a non-tender candidate next winter.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 03:12:00 PM

Tim Collins underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Wednesday.

The left-handed reliever can be ruled out for the entire 2015 season and he'll probably miss the beginning of the 2016 campaign as well. Collins felt something abnormal in his elbow last Wednesday during a Cactus League game and visited Dr. James Andrews this Tuesday for an official diagnosis. Brandon Finnegan now has much better odds of landing in the Royals' Opening Day bullpen.
Thu, Mar 12, 2015 11:24:00 AM

Tim Collins will see Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday for a second opinion regarding his left elbow.

An MRI on Collins' left elbow has shown damage to his ulnar collateral ligament, but he's going to get Andrews' opinion before deciding on a course of action. Season-ending Tommy John surgery could be in his future.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 11:41:00 AM

An MRI of Tim Collins' left elbow has shown damage to his ulnar collateral ligament.

Collins will get a second opinion, but it appears that he's headed for Tommy John surgery. The diminutive left-hander was injured during his first Cactus League appearance on Wednesday. Collins is set to earn $1.475 million this season in his second year of arbitration eligibility.
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 10:22:00 AM

Tim Collins left Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Rangers with left elbow soreness.

Collins told reporters he felt tightness and soreness in the elbow but said his level of concern isn't high. Still, he'll undergo an MRI on the elbow Thursday after which more will be known. The Royals are counting on Collins to be an important part of their bullpen from the left side this season.
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 06:23:00 PM

Tim Collins left his appearance in Wednesday's Cactus League game accompanied by a trainer.

Collins faced four batters, allowing a double and a walk. Only nine of his 17 pitches were strikes. The Royals should provide an update if there is a health concern. Collins missing time would improve the odds of left-handed prospect Brandon Finnegan cracking the Opening Day roster.
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 05:08:00 PM

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