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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 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. Aug 14 - 6:36 PM

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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.
Aug 11 - 7:00 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.
Jul 30 - 3:02 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.
Jul 17 - 2:40 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.
Jul 14 - 4:53 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.
Apr 26 - 3:05 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.
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

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C1Austin Hedges
2Luis Torrens
3Rocky Gale
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Carlos Asuaje
SS1Freddy Galvis
2Allen Cordoba
3B1Chase Headley
2Cory Spangenberg
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Jose Pirela
2Matt Szczur
3Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
2Travis Jankowski
RF1Hunter Renfroe
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Richard
2Dinelson Lamet
3Luis Perdomo
4Robbie Erlin
5Colin Rea
6Bryan Mitchell
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Hand
2Kirby Yates
3Phil Maton
4Carter Capps
5Jose Torres
6Miguel Diaz
7Matt Strahm
8Travis Wood
9Buddy Baumann
10Colten Brewer
11Jose Castillo
12Kyle McGrath
13Brad Wieck
14Jonathan Aro