As the result of a flexor rupture in his right elbow, Colorado Rockies setup man Tyler Kinley is expected to be out for the remainder of the season.
On Wednesday, manager Bud Black reported that an MRI had revealed Kinley’s pitching elbow to be torn and sprained. Black has not ruled out the possibility of Tommy John surgery, and he is set to have a procedure soon.
After having the treatment, we’ll know for sure, but I’m afraid it’s going to cost him this season,” Black said.
Kinley, 31, has a 0.75 ERA in 25 appearances, the greatest start of his career. In 24 innings, he gave up just two runs and 21 hits, while striking out 27 and walked just six times.
The closer, Daniel Bard, has been demoted to setup man. Alex Colome, a right-hander with a 2.22 ERA in 25 appearances, is a possible replacement.
“Tyler first and foremost because he was so well-taught and in such a solid place fundamentally and intellectually with his mechanics and self-confidence,” Black said in a press release.
“His position on the team was steadily improving, as was his career trajectory. And a lot of it has to do with the tiny modifications he made to his delivery during the winter. As a result, it’s a real pity that this has occurred.”
Kinley, drafted by the Marlins in the 16th round in 2013, is currently pitching for the Colorado Rockies. A year ago, he experienced a nerve problem in his elbow, but Black says it is unconnected to the current injury.
On Sunday, Kinley was put on the 15-day injury list after his previous outing on June 8.
What Is Tyler Kinley Nationality?
Tyler Kinley is American. He was born in Plantation, Florida. An earlier claim made by Kinley asserted that he was related to William McKinley, the 19th-century American president.
But a writer who researched Kinley’s family history found that they were not connected and tracked Kinley’s heritage back to North Carolina’s farmer community.