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Kyle McPherson | Relief Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/11/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Rays re-assigned RHPs Kyle McPherson and Mark Sappington and INF Juniel Querecuto to minor league camp.
There are no surprises in this group. McPherson has made just 23 appearances since the beginning of 2013 due to various elbow injuries. Fri, Mar 25, 2016 03:56:00 PM

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Rays signed RHP Kyle McPherson to a two-year minor league contract.

McPherson will report to extended spring training. He's dealt with a myriad of arm injuries over the last few seasons, having undergone both Tommy John surgery and a surgery to repair a broken elbow. He last pitched in the majors in 2012.
Fri, May 15, 2015 08:32:00 PM

Kyle McPherson underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a broken medial epicondyle in his right elbow.

McPherson was working his way back from Tommy John surgery when he apparently broke his elbow somehow. The Pirates were hoping to have him as an option around midseason, but he'll now miss all of the 2014 campaign.
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 04:18:00 PM

Kyle McPherson (elbow) is throwing off flat ground and expects to get on a mound in two weeks.

McPherson underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last July and will miss the first half of the 2014 regular season. The 26-year-old right-hander showed some promise in 2012 and should get a legit look in Pittsburgh sometime after the All-Star break.
Mon, Feb 17, 2014 09:55:00 AM

Kyle McPherson (elbow) is hoping to be ready to throw off a mound at the start of spring training.

Working his way back from July Tommy John surgery, McPherson is currently soft-tossing and throwing from 120 feet. He expects to be ready to start throwing fastballs on flat ground later this week before progressing to mound work next month. The 26-year-old is hoping he can make an impact with the Pirates sometime after the All-Star break.
Sun, Jan 12, 2014 10:08:00 AM

Pirates re-signed RHP Kyle McPherson to a minor league contract.

He also received a spring training invite. Earlier this winter, Pittsburgh designated McPherson for assignment and then released him. Having found the free market to be no more forgiving of a pitcher on the mend, McPherson returns home. McPherson underwent Tommy John surgery in July and won't be recovered until the middle of the 2014 season.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 11:33:00 AM

Pirates non-tendered RHP Kyle McPherson.

It comes after he was designated for assignment last week. McPherson isn't due to hit arbitration for a few years, but the Pirates have decided not to pay him while he's rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. He's flashed promise in the minors and in his brief time with the big club, making him an interesting flier for someone.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 12:34:00 AM

Pirates designated RHP Kyle McPherson for assignment.

McPherson underwent Tommy John surgery in July and won't be recovered until the middle of the 2014 season.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 01:20:00 PM

Pirates recalled RHP Kyle McPherson from Triple-A Indianapolis; placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

The Pirates needed to clear 40-man roster space for their two new acquisitions. McPherson is out until midseason next year following Tommy John surgery.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 06:15:00 PM

Kyle McPherson underwent Tommy John surgery on July 10.

McPherson has been on the disabled list with Triple-A Indianapolis since early April and was recently shut down from his throwing program after experiencing lingering pain in his right elbow/forearm. The surgery is expected to sideline him into the 2014 season.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 02:55:00 PM

Kyle McPherson has been shut down after experiencing lingering pain in his right elbow/forearm in his most recent bullpen session.

McPherson has been shut down multiple times due to nagging discomfort. It's not clear at this point what the next step is, but the possibility of surgery would seem to be looming.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 10:13:00 AM

Kyle McPherson still has soreness in his right elbow and will be shut down for an extended period.

McPherson was given an injection in his elbow earlier this month, but it apparently hasn't helped. Surgery will become an option if the shutdown period doesn't work.
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 02:55:00 PM

Kyle McPherson received an injection in his right elbow on Monday and will be shut down for the next two weeks.

He will be re-evaluated after the two weeks before the Pirates decide whether he's ready to resume throwing. McPherson probably would have made a spot start over the weekend in place of the injured Wandy Rodriguez had he been healthy.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 08:29:00 PM

Kyle McPherson will have his sore right elbow examined by Pirates doctors this week.

The club is trying to determine whether McPherson's elbow issue is a major or minor one. An update on his status will be provided later this week.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 01:46:00 PM

Kyle McPherson has been placed on 7-day minor league disabled list with right forearm tightness.

With Wandy Rodriguez (hamstring) sidelined, McPherson was under consideration for a promotion, but he's apparently dealing with some sort of elbow injury. It's another blow to the Pirates' pitching depth. Phil Irwin will make a spot start Sunday against the Reds.
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 03:17:00 PM

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