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Mike Kickham | Relief Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Marlins re-assigned LHP Mike Kickham and C Sharif Othman to minor league camp.
The early moves were made because both players are injured, as Kickham has left elbow inflammation and Othman has a dislocated left shoulder. Neither player was going to make the Opening Day roster even if they had been healthy. Feb 23 - 9:16 AM

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Marlins re-signed LHP Mike Kickham to a minor league contract.

Kickham posted a decent 3.65 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 119/24 K/BB ratio in 145 2/3 innings (25 starts, two relief appearances) last season between the Marlins' Double-A and Triple-A affiliates. The 29-year-old southpaw last appeared in a major league game in 2014 with the Giants.
Jan 9 - 4:46 PM

Giants signed LHP Mike Kickham to a minor league contract.

Kickham spent the first six years of his pro career with the Giants before pitching in the minors for the Mariners and Rangers last season. He had a nightmarish 2015 campaign, posting a 7.00 ERA while walking 35 over 27 Triple-A innings.
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 04:07:00 PM

Rangers sent LHP Mike Kickham outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Kickham was claimed off waivers last week but passed through them this time when the Rangers removed him from the 40-man roster. He'll give the club some depth from the left side at Triple-A.
Sun, May 10, 2015 08:32:00 AM

Rangers claimed LHP Mike Kickham off waivers from the Mariners.

The Mariners cut bait with Kickham to clear a spot on the roster for Joe Biemel. Kickham had struggled in Triple-A this season, with a 7.29 ERA and 28 walks in just 21 innings. Unless he's able to show significant improvement in his control, he's not touching the majors.
Tue, May 5, 2015 02:38:00 PM

Mariners designated LHP Mike Kickham for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Joe Beimel. Kickham has a 7.29 ERA and has walked a whopping 28 batters over 21 innings at Triple-A Tacoma this season.
Mon, May 4, 2015 06:37:00 PM

Mariners optioned LHP Mike Kickham to Triple-A Tacoma; re-assigned Cs Steve Baron, Marcus Littlewood, Tyler Marlette and Mike Dowd, RHPs Sam Gaviglio, Stephen Landazuri and Forrest Snow to minor league camp.

Acquired from the Cubs in January, Kickham allowed three runs -- zero earned -- while walking four over 3 1/3 innings during Cactus League play. The Mariners could use him as starter or reliever depth in the minors.
Sun, Mar 15, 2015 12:36:00 PM

Mariners acquired LHP Mike Kickham from the Cubs for RHP Lars Huijer.

Kickham was just designated for assignment by the Cubs late last week. This will be his third organization since the end of the 2014 season. The 26-year-old spent most of last year with the Giants' Triple-A affiliate, posting a 4.43 ERA with a 131/64 K/BB ratio over 148 1/3 innings. He has an option remaining, so he'll likely begin 2015 in the minors.
Wed, Jan 14, 2015 02:38:00 PM

Cubs designated LHP Mike Kickham for assignment.

Kickham was just claimed off waivers from the Giants a couple weeks ago, but the Cubs needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Chris Denorfia. There's a decent chance Kickham clears waivers this time.
Fri, Jan 9, 2015 05:05:00 PM

Cubs claimed LHP Mike Kickham off waivers from the Giants.

Kickham's mainly a reliever, but has made several spot starts for the Giants over the last few seasons. In 28+ innings in 2013, he allowed 46 hits and struggled to the tune of a 10.16 ERA. He spent most of 2014 in Triple-A, where he compiled a 4.46 ERA. While he hasn't shown much in the majors, he could see some action with the Cubs if they need a lefty to fill relief innings.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 02:07:00 PM

Giants recalled LHP Mike Kickham from Triple-A Fresno.

Kickham joined the Giants on Tuesday as one of the club's September callups and made a short-lived appearance in Tuesday night's win over the Rockies -- allowing one run on two hits while recording only one out. He'll serve as left-handed relief depth down the stretch.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 08:40:00 AM

Giants recalled LHP Mike Kickham from Triple-A Fresno.

Kickham was just sent down to Triple-A Fresno on Thursday, but with the injury to Matt Cain, the club wanted more coverage in the bullpen. The 24-year-old lefty has posted a 10.72 ERA, 1.94 WHIP and 24/9 K/BB ratio over 22 2/3 innings with the Giants.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 08:02:00 PM

Giants optioned LHP Mike Kickham to Triple-A Fresno.

Kickham was pounded for six runs -- five earned -- over four relief innings Wednesday. He'll return next month.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 06:52:00 PM

Giants recalled LHP Mike Kickham from Triple-A Fresno.

He'll work in long relief with Barry Zito moving back into the rotation. Kickham holds a 10.61 ERA and 2.04 WHIP over 18 2/3 innings for the Giants this season.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 06:52:00 PM

Giants optioned LHP Mike Kickham to Triple-A Fresno.

Kickham saved the bullpen with 5 1/3 relief innings Wednesday, and his reward was a demotion. He'll return to Fresno's rotation.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 07:10:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Justin Bour
2Garrett Cooper
2B1Starlin Castro
SS1Miguel Rojas
2Yadiel Rivera
3B1Martin Prado
2Brian Anderson
LF1Derek Dietrich
CF1Lewis Brinson
RF1Cameron Maybin
2J.B. Shuck
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PosRoleName
S1Dan Straily
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Jose Urena
4Caleb Smith
5Elieser Hernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Ziegler
2Kyle Barraclough
3Drew Steckenrider
4Tayron Guerrero
5Nick Wittgren
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Chris O'Grady
8Brett Graves
9Jarlin Garcia
10Adam Conley
11Dillon Peters