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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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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. Mar 12 - 11:24 AM

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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.
Mar 10 - 11:41 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.
Mar 6 - 10:22 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.
Mar 4 - 6:23 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.
Mar 4 - 5:08 PM

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

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

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