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Kirby Yates | Relief Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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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. Jun 7 - 1:02 PM

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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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Hanigan
2Jose Molina
1B1James Loney
2Sean Rodriguez
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
3Nick Franklin
SS1Yunel Escobar
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1David DeJesus
CF1Desmond Jennings
2Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Wil Myers
2Brandon Guyer
3Jerry Sands
DH1Matt Joyce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Alex Cobb
2Chris Archer
3Jake Odorizzi
4Jeremy Hellickson
5Nate Karns
6Drew Smyly
7Alex Colome
8Matt Moore
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Grant Balfour
3Joel Peralta
4Brad Boxberger
5Cesar Ramos
6Kirby Yates
7Jeff Beliveau
8Steve Geltz
9Brandon Gomes
10C.J. Riefenhauser
11Michael Kohn