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Kirby Yates | Relief Pitcher | #39

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Yavapai CC
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / TB

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Padres claimed RHP Kirby Yates off waivers from the Angels.
Yates was designated for assignment by the Angels on Sunday after allowing two runs Saturday in a one-inning relief appearance. It was his only appearance at the major league level so far in 2017. Apr 26 - 3:05 PM

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Angels designated RHP Kirby Yates for assignment.

Yates allowed two runs over one inning of work in his lone appearance Saturday. He was already designated for assignment once earlier this month, which means he can declare free agency if he wants.
Apr 23 - 1:42 PM

Angels purchased the contract of RHP Kirby Yates from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Spot starter Alex Meyer was sent down in the corresponding move. Yates will try to eat some innings for the Angels after last night's exhausting 13-inning loss to Toronto.
Apr 22 - 9:01 PM

Angels sent RHP Kirby Yates outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Yates will stay with the organization after clearing waivers. The ex-Yankee carries a 5.25 ERA over 98 career big league outings, all as a reliever.
Apr 5 - 3:09 PM

Angels designated RHP Kirby Yates for assignment.

The Halos claimed Yates off waivers over the winter, but he failed to win a roster spot and is now on waivers. There could be some interest given his career 10.4 K/9 rate.
Apr 2 - 8:25 AM

Angels claimed RHP Kirby Yates off waivers from the Yankees.

Yates put up a rough 5.23 ERA in 41 appearances with the Yankees this season, but he struck out 50 batters in 41 1/3 innings. The 29-year-old gives the Angels some bullpen depth as they move into the offseason.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 03:21:00 PM

Yankees recalled RHP Kirby Yates from Rookie-level Pulaski.

Yates was down for a couple days in a procedural move as the Yanks added a fresh arm. He'll resume a middle relief role.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 12:59:00 PM

Yankees optioned RHP Kirby Yates to Rookie-level Pulaski.

It's a procedural move designed to get Yates back to the majors when rosters expand in September. The 29-year-old owns a 5.40 ERA and 44/14 K/BB ratio in 35 innings this season.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 02:50:00 PM

Yankees recalled RHP Kirby Yates from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Yates will give the Yanks a fresh bullpen arm -- a much-needed thing after their couple recent blowout losses. The right-hander holds a 5.72 ERA in 30 appearances this year in the major leagues.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 10:46:00 AM

Yankees optioned RHP Kirby Yates to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The 29-year-old hurler has had a rough go of it out of the Yankees bullpen this season, compiling a 5.72 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 35/13 K/BB ratio over 28 1/3 innings. He'll try to right the ship in the minor leagues before returning later in the season.
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 04:49:00 PM

Yankees acquired RHP Kirby Yates from the Indians in exchange for cash considerations.

Yates was designated for assignment earlier this week after the Indians' signing of Mike Napoli became official. It will be the third team he's been on since Thanksgiving, as he was previously claimed off waivers by the Tribe from the Rays. The 28-year-old reliever holds a career 5.27 ERA at the big league level, but he's struck out 63 over 56 1/3 innings and also boasted gaudy strikeout totals in the minors. The problem is that Yates is a flyball pitcher, which isn't a good fit at Yankee Stadium.
Fri, Jan 8, 2016 02:33:00 PM

Indians designated RHP Kirby Yates for assignment.

Yates becomes a roster casualty due to the Tribe's signing of Mike Napoli, which became official on Tuesday. The 28-year-old reliever was traded from the Rays to the Indians in November after the Rays DFA'ed him. He was walloped in his 20 1/3 innings this past season, pitching to a 7.97 ERA while allowing 10 homers in limited action. For what it's worth, he posted a 3.75 ERA in 36 innings two seasons ago. Given that he has just two seasons of major league action under his belt, he'll likely find a home elsewhere before spring training.
Tue, Jan 5, 2016 01:39:00 PM

Indians acquired RHP Kirby Yates from the Rays for cash considerations.

Yates was designated for assignment last week after posting an ugly 7.97 ERA in 20 appearances with the Rays this season while allowing 10 home runs in just 20 1/3 innings. The 28-year-old was much better in 2014 and the Indians will try to get him back on track.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 01:58:00 PM

Rays designated RHP Kirby Yates for assignment.

After a strong debut with the big league club in 2014, Yates took a major step back by registering a 7.97 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 21/7 K/BB ratio over his 20 1/3 innings in 2015. If he refuses the assignment, he should be able to land a minor league deal with a spring training invitation elsewhere.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 08:02:00 PM

Rays recalled RHP Kirby Yates from Triple-A Durham.

Another bullpen arm for the Rays. Yates has allowed home runs in each of his last five appearances in the majors and owns a 9.82 ERA over 11 innings overall.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 09:37:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Austin Hedges
2Hector Sanchez
3Luis Torrens
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Carlos Asuaje
SS1Erick Aybar
2Allen Cordoba
3Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Cory Spangenberg
LF1Jose Pirela
2Travis Jankowski
3Matt Szczur
4Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
2Franchy Cordero
RF1Hunter Renfroe
Starting Pitcher
S1Trevor Cahill
2Jhoulys Chacin
3Miguel Diaz
4Luis Perdomo
5Clayton Richard
6Dinelson Lamet
7Jered Weaver
8Colin Rea
9Robbie Erlin
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Maurer
2Brad Hand
3Ryan Buchter
4Craig Stammen
5Jarred Cosart
6Jose Torres
7Kirby Yates
8Jose Valdez
9Buddy Baumann
10Phil Maton