The Miami Marlins selected pitcher Tyler Kinley in the 16th round of the 2013 amateur draft. He was picked by the Minnesota Twins in the 2017 Rule V Draft after spending five seasons in the Marlins’ system.
In order to make his debut, he had to wait more than a week after making the team’s opening-day roster.
A leadoff double by Jean Segura, a fielding error by Eddie Rosario in left field and a wild pitch were all it took for him to lose an 11-4 decision against the Seattle Mariners on April 7.
On May 1st, he was sent back to the Marlins after pitching for the Twins for four appearances and surrendering nine runs in three and third innings. That season, he appeared in nine more Marlins games.
After the 2019 season, he was traded to the Colorado Rockies via waivers.
His ERAs of 5.32 and 4.73 in 24 and 70 games, respectively, were unremarkable in his first two seasons with Colorado, but in 2022, he emerged as a great set-up man for closer Daniel Bard.
Only two runs were allowed in 24 innings, and only 21 hits and six walks were allowed while 27 batters were struck out during his first 25 games, giving him an ERA of just 0.75.
When he was diagnosed with a right-elbow flexor rupture on June 15, he was told that Tommy John surgery was a very real possibility.
What Is Tyler Kinley Number?
Tyler Kinley’s number is 40.