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Kirby Yates | Relief Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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He had been optioned to Triple-A Durham earlier this month, but that's been rescinded since Yates was injured while still with the big club.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

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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

Rays purchased the contract of RHP Kirby Yates from Triple-A Durham.

He's now ineligible to be taken in the Rule 5 Draft. Yates was dominant in his first taste of Triple-A in 2013, posting a 1.90 ERA while striking out 93 over 61 2/3 innings. He should make his MLB debut in 2014.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 09:50:00 AM

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3Kevin Jepsen
4Ernesto Frieri
5Jeff Beliveau
6Steve Geltz
7C.J. Riefenhauser
8Brandon Gomes
9Xavier Cedeno
10Kirby Yates
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