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Mike Kickham | Relief Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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. May 10 - 8:32 AM

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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.
May 5 - 2:38 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.
May 4 - 6:37 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.
Mar 15 - 12:36 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.
Jan 14 - 2:38 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.
Jan 9 - 5:05 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

Giants recalled LHP Mike Kickham from Triple-A Fresno.

Kickham has held a 12.15 ERA and 2.25 WHIP over 13 1/3 innings for the Giants this season. He'll fill a long relief role.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 07:32:00 PM

Giants optioned LHP Mike Kickham to Triple-A Fresno.

The Giants kept Kickham around as a reliever for a week and got a three-inning stint out of him, but he'll now rejoin Fresno's rotation. Chad Gaudin rejoined the rotation Sunday.
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 02:54:00 PM

Mike Kickham has been moved to the bullpen.

It's a surprise that he's not in the minors after he was knocked around again during Monday's start, but the Giants have decided to keep Kickham around as a long reliever. Chad Gaudin will rejoin the rotation on Saturday.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 07:00:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Prince Fielder
2B1Adam Rosales
2Tommy Field
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Ryan Rua
3Jake Smolinski
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
DH1Mitch Moreland
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Ross Detwiler
5Nick Martinez
6Wandy Rodriguez
7Phil Klein
8Matt Harrison
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Keone Kela
4Tanner Scheppers
5Anthony Bass
6Alex Claudio
7Sam Freeman
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Nick Tepesch
10Lisalverto Bonilla