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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
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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. Sep 20 - 8:20 AM

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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.
Jun 24 - 4:25 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.
May 4 - 11:33 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.
Apr 23 - 4:09 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.
Apr 22 - 4:35 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.
Apr 15 - 5:31 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.
Apr 7 - 4:05 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.
Mar 3 - 6:55 PM

Royals avoided arbitration with LHP Tim Collins by agreeing to a one-year, $1.3625 million contract.

MLBTradeRumors.com 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.
Jan 16 - 7:18 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

Braves acquired LHP Tim Collins, INF Tyler Pastronicky and SS Alex Gonzalez from the Blue Jays for SS Yunel Escobar and LHP Jo-Jo Reyes.

Collins has a 2.40 ERA in parts of four seasons in the minor leagues. Working in relief with Double-A New Hampshire this season, the 20-year-old southpaw has a 2.51 ERA in 35 appearances, averaging an eye-popping 15.3 K/9 over 43 innings. Checking in at 5-foot-7 and 155 pounds, Collins was ranked as the Blue Jays' No. 19 prospect by Baseball America over the winter.
Wed, Jul 14, 2010 12:41:00 PM

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2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Jayson Nix
3Christian Colon
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Lane Adams
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Billy Butler
2Josh Willingham
3Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Francisley Bueno
6Scott Downs
7Louis Coleman
8Brandon Finnegan
9Casey Coleman
10Aaron Crow
11Liam Hendriks
12Michael Mariot
13Luke Hochevar