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Kirby Yates | Relief Pitcher | #39

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Yavapai CC
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Padres activated RHP Kirby Yates from the 10-day disabled list.
San Diego made room for him by optioning Luis Perdomo to Triple-A. Yates missed the minimum 10 days with right ankle tendinitis. He'll work in middle relief. Apr 19 - 8:03 PM

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Padres placed RHP Kirby Yates on the 10-day disabled list with right ankle tendonitis.

The Padres were initially hopeful Yates wouldn't need a stint on the disabled list, but it turns out that he'll require an extended absence. It's too bad, as Yates was off to a great start out of San Diego's bullpen. Barring a setback, he should return later this month.
Apr 9 - 3:52 PM

Kirby Yates left Saturday's game against the Astros with a left ankle injury.

It's relatively good news for the reliever, since it isn't arm-related. Yates dealt with the injury in spring and told reporters he aggravated it before the game, resulting in his one-pitch performance. The team is hopeful he'll avoid a disabled list stint.
Apr 7 - 11:13 PM

Kirby Yates left Saturday's game against the Astros with an apparent injury.

Yates threw just one pitch in his appearance against the Astros before exiting, so something wasn't right. The team should provide an update shortly, or perhaps after the game.
Apr 7 - 9:45 PM

Kirby Yates was held out of workouts Sunday due to a twisted ankle.

He should be fine. Yates enters 2018 possibly second in line for saves with the Padres behind closer Brad Hand.
Feb 18 - 12:54 PM

Padres and RHP Kirby Yates avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The financial details aren't available at this time. Yates was eligible for arbitration for the first time.
Jan 12 - 2:57 PM

Padres activated RHP Kirby Yates from the family leave list.

Yates was away over the weekend in order to tend to a family matter. Jose Valdez was sent down in a corresponding move.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 06:36:00 PM

Padres placed RHP Kirby Yates on the family leave list.

Yates is away from the club to tend to a family matter. Jose Valdez was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move to provide depth in the bullpen.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 07:00:00 PM

Kirby Yates worked a perfect 13-pitch ninth inning for the save on Saturday against Pittsburgh.

It was the first save of the season for Yates and just the second of his career. He was on for All-Star closer Brad Hand, who had posted saves in each of the past three days. If Hand is dealt before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, Kirby might be a fantasy target if he is trusted for ninth-inning duties.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 03:02:00 AM

Padres activated RHP Kirby Yates from the paternity leave list.

Yates has been away since Friday. The 30-year-old has been quietly very good out of the Padres' bullpen this season, posting a 2.48 ERA and 43/8 K/BB ratio over 29 innings.
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 02:40:00 PM

Padres placed RHP Kirby Yates on the paternity leave list.

He will miss 1-3 games. Jose Valdez has taken Yates' spot in the bullpen.
Fri, Jul 14, 2017 04:53:00 PM

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.
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 03:05:00 PM

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.
Sun, Apr 23, 2017 01:42:00 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.
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 09:01:00 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.
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 03:09:00 PM

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C1Austin Hedges
2A.J. Ellis
3Rafael Lopez
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Jose Pirela
SS1Freddy Galvis
2Allen Cordoba
3B1Christian Villanueva
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Franchy Cordero
2Hunter Renfroe
3Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
2Matt Szczur
RF1Wil Myers
2Travis Jankowski
3Franmil Reyes
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Richard
2Tyson Ross
3Joey Lucchesi
4Eric Lauer
5Jordan Lyles
6Colin Rea
7Dinelson Lamet
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Hand
2Kirby Yates
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Strahm
5Robbie Erlin
6Adam Cimber
7Bryan Mitchell
8Jose Torres
9Phil Maton
10Kazuhisa Makita