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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 optioned RHP Michael Tonkin to Triple-A Rochester.
Tonkin has posted a 5.73 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in 16 relief appearances this season for the Twins. The 25-year-old right-hander will probably be up and down all summer. Jun 24 - 4:02 PM

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Twins recalled RHP Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester.

Tonkin was optioned earlier this month after posting a 5.63 ERA and 1.50 WHIP with the club, but he's pitched well at Triple-A this year and will get another shot at sticking in the majors. Tim Stauffer was designated for assignment to make room for Tonkin.
Jun 10 - 11:47 PM

Twins optioned RHP Michael Tonkin to Triple-A Rochester.

Tonkin owns a rough 5.63 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 12 relief appearances this season at the major league level. The 25-year-old right-hander will probably be up and down all summer. He served as the 26th man for Wednesday's doubleheader against the Red Sox.
Jun 4 - 12:16 PM

Twins recalled RHP Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester.

He'll be the 26th man for Wednesday's doubleheader against the Red Sox. Tonkin has put up a 5.14 ERA with seven strikeouts over seven relief innings with the big club this season.
Jun 3 - 11:49 AM

Twins optioned RHP Michael Tonkin to Triple-A Rochester.

Tonkin holds a 5.14 ERA with seven strikeouts over seven relief innings with the big club this season. He'll get another shot at some point.
May 29 - 3:51 PM

Twins recalled RHP Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester.

Tonkin has five saves, a 2.45 ERA and a 10/2 K/BB ratio over 7 1/3 innings at Triple-A this year. He won't close in Minnesota -- Glen Perkins is doing that job well right now -- but Tonkin could pitch in some high-leverage situations in a largely pedestrian bullpen.
Apr 29 - 10:30 PM

Twins optioned RHP Michael Tonkin to Triple-A Rochester.

Tonkin allowed a run in his inning of work Friday, giving up three runs over four innings this spring. He'll be up with the big club at some point this season.
Mar 20 - 4:15 PM

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

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

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2Eric Fryer
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2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jorge Polanco
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Eddie Rosario
2Shane Robinson
CF1Byron Buxton
2Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Miguel Sano
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PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Blaine Boyer
3Brian Duensing
4Kevin Jepsen
5Casey Fien
6J.R. Graham
7Ryan Pressly
8Trevor May
9Ryan O'Rourke