The Miami Marlins selected pitcher Tyler Kinley in the 16th round of the amateur draft in 2013. He was picked by the Minnesota Twins in the 2017 Rule V Draft after five seasons with the Marlins.
He was named to the team’s opening-day roster, but he had to wait more than a week to play.
It happened on April 7th against the Seattle Mariners, when he allowed a run on a lead-off double by Jean Segura, an error by LF Eddie Rosario, and a wild pitch in the last inning of an 11-4 loss.
On May 1st, he was returned to the Marlins after 4 outings with Minnesota, during which he gave up 9 runs in 3 1/3 innings. Later that season, he played in nine additional games for the Marlins.
After being claimed off waivers following the 2019 season, he joined the Colorado Rockies in 2020.
His first two seasons with Colorado were unremarkable, with ERAs of 5.32 and 4.73 in 24 and 70 games, respectively, but in 2022, he came out of nowhere to become an excellent set-up man for closer Daniel Bard.
His ERA was a minuscule 0.75 in his first 25 games, mainly to the fact that he only gave up two earned runs in 24 innings, allowing only 21 hits and six walks while striking out 27 batters.
Unfortunately, his season was cut short on June 15th when he was diagnosed with a flexor tear in his right elbow, with Tommy John surgery looming.
How Tall Is Tyler Kinley?
Tyler Kinley’s height is 1.93 m.