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Kirby Yates | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Yavapai CC
Contract: view contract details

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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. Nov 25 - 1:58 PM

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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.
Nov 20 - 8:02 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.
Sep 1 - 9:37 AM

Rays optioned RHP Kirby Yates to Triple-A Durham.

The Rays needed to make room for Drew Smyly, who is coming off the disabled list on Sunday. Yates has had a rough go of it, allowing a run in each of his last five outings. He could be back when the rosters expand to 40 on September 1.
Aug 15 - 11:38 PM

Rays recalled RHP Kirby Yates from Triple-A Durham.

Yates replaces Kevin Jepsen on the roster and in the bullpen. He's given up five runs in 7 1/3 innings in the majors this season, but he should prove better given a longer look.
Jul 31 - 2:43 PM

Rays optioned RHP Kirby Yates to Triple-A Durham.

Yates allowed two runs over two-thirds of an inning Tuesday to push his ERA up to 6.14. The Rays will announce a corresponding move on Wednesday.
Jun 30 - 10:07 PM

Rays recalled RHP Kirby Yates from Triple-A Durham.

He'll replace Enny Romero in the Rays' bullpen. Yates, 28, made four appearances at the major league level earlier this season before coming down with a pectoral injury.
Jun 23 - 3:36 PM

Rays activated RHP Kirby Yates from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Durham.

Yates is over his pectoral injury, but the Rays opted for Preston Guilmet for the bullpen over him. He'll be back with the big club at some point.
Jun 10 - 3:35 PM

Kirby Yates (pectoral) allowed two runs -- one earned -- over an inning in his first rehab appearance with High-A Charlotte on Thursday.

Yates has been on the shelf since late April with a right pectoral strain. He could rejoin the Rays' bullpen soon.
Jun 5 - 11:27 AM

Kirby Yates (pectoral) will appear in an extended spring training game on Thursday.

It will be his first game action since going down with a right pectoral strain at the end of last month. Yates could rejoin the Rays' bullpen in a couple weeks if all goes well.
May 27 - 8:51 AM

Kirby Yates (pectoral) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday.

It will be the first time he's thrown off a mound since going down with a right pectoral strain late last month. There's no timetable for Yates' return, but early June would seem to be realistic.
May 20 - 9:40 AM

Kirby Yates (pectoral) threw from 75 feet on flat ground Monday.

He's expected to do it again on Tuesday, which will be the fourth time he's completed the task. Yates appears close to throwing off a mound, although no date on that has been set yet.
May 11 - 9:37 PM

Rays placed RHP Kirby Yates on the 15-day disabled list with a right pectoral strain.

He had been optioned to Triple-A Durham earlier this month, but that's been rescinded since Yates was injured while still with the big club. It's not clear how long he'll be out.
Apr 29 - 9:49 AM

Rays optioned RHP Kirby Yates to Triple-A Durham.

Yates tossed two scoreless relief innings Tuesday, but the Rays needed a fresh bullpen arm. They'll make a corresponding move prior to Wednesday's contest.
Apr 14 - 11:07 PM

Rays recalled RHP Kirby Yates from Triple-A Durham.

Yates takes the place of Josh Lueke in the Rays bullpen, as the veteran reliever was designated for assignment on Saturday. Yates had been pitching brilliantly for Durham, allowing just one run in his first 25 innings of work (0.36 ERA) while posting a 0.76 WHIP and 35/9 K/BB ratio while saving 16 games. It's not unthinkable that he could quickly work his way into the late-inning mix, given the struggles of Grant Balfour and Joel Peralta.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 01:02:00 PM

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