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Michael Tonkin | Relief Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Twins recalled RHP Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester.
Tonkin holds a 6.35 ERA, 1.77 WHIP and 8/6 K/BB ratio over 11 1/3 innings with the Twins this season but has been great at Rochester with a 2.80 ERA and a strikeout per inning. He'll work in middle relief. Tue, Sep 2, 2014 10:19:00 PM

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Twins optioned RHP Michael Tonkin to Triple-A Rochester.

The Twins needed to send a pitcher out to clear a spot on the roster for Chris Herrmann, and Tonkin was the odd-man out. The 24-year-old posted a 6.35 ERA, 1.77 WHIP and 8/6 K/BB ratio over 11 1/3 innings with the Twins.
Sun, May 18, 2014 05:41:00 PM

Twins recalled RHP Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester.

This was done as a corresponding move to Josh Willingham being placed on the disabled list. Tonkin has appeared in one game already with the Twins in 2014, working a scoreless inning and striking out one. He'll provide depth to the Twins bullpen.
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 12:39:00 PM

The Twins plan on recalling Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester on Saturday.

With Josh Willingham heading to the disabled list, Tonkin will provide an extra arm in the bullpen for a few days. The 24-year-old hurler has already appeared in one game with the Twins this season, striking out one in a scoreless inning of work.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 08:17:00 PM

Twins optioned RHP Michael Tonkin to Triple-A Rochester.

Tonkin was only on the active roster for two games. He made one scoreless appearance and will likely be brought back up when the Twins next need relief help.
Thu, Apr 3, 2014 11:52:00 AM

Twins recalled RHP Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester.

Tonkin will be up for a few days while Brian Duensing is on paternity leave. The 24-year-old will fill a middle relief role.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 02:02:00 PM

Twins optioned RHP Michael Tonkin to Triple-A Rochester.

Tonkin tossed 8 1/3 scoreless innings this spring in the Grapefruit League, but it wasn't enough to earn him an Opening Day roster spot. The 24-year-old right-hander should be near the front of the line for an early-season call-up if the Twins need bullpen help.
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 09:29:00 AM

Twins recalled RHP Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester.

Tonkin appeared briefly with the Twins in late August, hurling 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief. He'll work in the middle innings initially, but could work his way into a setup role if he continues to pitch well.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 05:19:00 PM

Twins optioned RHP Michael Tonkin to Triple-A Rochester.

Tonkin provided the Twins with an extra arm in the bullpen for a few days, but with Liam Hendriks coming up to occupy the rotation spot vacated by Kyle Gibson, Tonkin gets squeezed from the roster again. The 23-year-old hasn't allowed a run in 2 1/3 innings with the Twins this season.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 11:25:00 PM

Twins recalled RHP Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester.

He'll take the place of Kyle Gibson on the active roster. Tonkin made one appearance with the Twins back in July and owns a 2.39 ERA and 60/13 K/BB ratio over 52 2/3 innings this season between Double- and Triple-A. He figures to pitch in middle relief.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 10:06:00 AM

Twins optioned RHP Michael Tonkin to Triple-A Rochester.

Tonkin threw 1 1/3 perfect innings against the Rays on Thursday in his only major league appearance. He returns to a 1.89 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 45/11 K/BB ratio across 38 innings this year on the farm.
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 04:18:00 PM

Twins recalled RHP Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester.

The tall righty has registered a 1.89 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 45/11 K/BB ratio across 38 innings this year in the Twins' minor league season. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 04:28:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
2Eric Farris
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jose Martinez
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
3Miguel Sano
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Jordan Schafer
3Chris Herrmann
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Eddie Rosario
RF1Torii Hunter
2Shane Robinson
3Wilkin Ramirez
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Tommy Milone
6Trevor May
7Mike Pelfrey
8Alex Meyer
9Jason Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Caleb Thielbar
5Ryan Pressly
6Aaron Thompson
7A.J. Achter
8Logan Darnell
9Michael Tonkin
10Lester Oliveros
11J.R. Graham
12Blaine Boyer
13Tim Stauffer
14Brayan Villarreal