American pitcher Kyle David Barraclough, who was born on May 23, 1990, plays for the Major League Baseball team Los Angeles Angels (MLB). The Miami Marlins, Washington Nationals, San Francisco Giants, and Minnesota Twins were among his past teams.
The St. Louis Cardinals selected Barraclough 240th overall and in the seventh round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft. He made his major league debut with the Low-A Batavia Muckdogs after signing with the Cardinals.
In 15 games between Batavia and the Single-A Quad Cities River Bandits, Barraclough posted a 3.06 ERA with 33 strikeouts. In 2013, he played for the Rookie-level GCL Cardinals, struggling to a 13.50 ERA in 3 appearances and missing most of the season due to injury.
On February 2, 2021, Barraclough signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees organization and was invited to Spring Training. Barraclough pitched to a 3.21 ERA in 14.0 innings of work for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, but was released on June 18, 2021.
On June 20, 2021, Barraclough signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins organization and was assigned to the Triple-A St. Paul Saints. After posting a 2.86 ERA with 31 strikeouts and 18 appearances for St. Paul, the Twins selected Barraclough’s contract on August 19.
Barraclough entered in relief for the Twins against the Yankees on August 20. Barraclough made 10 appearances for the Twins, going 2-0 with a 5.54 ERA and 18 strikeouts. On October 8, Barraclough was outrighted off of the 40-man roster. On October 14, Barraclough elected free agency.
Kyle Barraclough signed a 1 year / $700,000 contract with the Los Angeles Angels, including $700,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $700,000.