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Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Throwing bullpen sessions
Manager Bud Black said Thursday that Kinley (elbow) is continuing to throw bullpen sessions without issue, Patrick Lyons of TheDNVR.com reports.
Kinley might soon be cleared to face live hitters for the first time since he required surgery last June to repair the flexor tendon in his right elbow. If all continues to go well, the 32-year-old could join the Rockies' bullpen sometime in July.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Graduates to mound work
Kinley (elbow) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, MLB.com reports.
The side session marked Kinley's first mound work since he underwent surgery last June to repair the flexor tendon in his right elbow. Though Kinley is said to be on track in his recovery from surgery, he's still likely to remain on the 60-day injured list for much of the first half of the season while he gradually builds up the intensity of his throwing workouts.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Beginning throwing program
Kinley (elbow) has begun throwing from 120 feet, MLB.com reports.
Kinley had season-ending surgery in late June of 2022 and is still recovering. He hopes to throw from a mound at some point in April before progressing to bullpen sessions. Despite the progression, Kinley is not expected back prior to the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Moves to IL
The Rockies placed Kinley (elbow) on the 60-day injured list Saturday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
July 2022 elbow surgery was already expected to sideline Kinley for the start of 2023. With a stellar 0.75 ERA and 10 holds in 24 innings last season, the righty showed he absolutely belongs in the Rockies' bullpen this year once healthy. The move frees up a 40-man roster spot for reliever Brad Hand, whom Colorado signed Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Re-signs with Rockies
Kinley (elbow) signed a three-year extension including a club option for 2026 with the Rockies on Friday.
Kinley was forced to miss the majority of 2022 after undergoing season-ending surgery on his right elbow in July. Prior to his surgery, he had recorded a 0.75 ERA and 1.13 WHIP through 24 innings, putting him on pace for what could've been by far the best season of his career. There's no hard timetable for his return in 2023, but it's likely he will miss at least the first few weeks of the season.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Set for season-ending surgery
Kinley is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery in Dallas this week to repair the flexor tendon in his right elbow, Danielle Allentuck of the Denver Gazette reports.
The Rockies were initially fearful that Kinley's elbow injury would require the second Tommy John surgery of his career -- he previously had the operation in 2009 as a senior in high school -- but he'll instead opt for a less intensive arm procedure. According to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, Kinley will still miss the remainder of the season, but because his upcoming procedure entails an 8-to-12-month recovery period, he'll have an outside shot at being available for the start of the 2023 campaign. Before the elbow injury surfaced, Kinley had been the Rockies' top reliever. He'll conclude the campaign with an 0.75 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 27:6 K:BB in 24 innings to go with one win and 10 holds.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Sent to 60-day IL
The Rockies transferred Kinley (elbow) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Sunday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
The transaction is a procedural move, as Kinley was already expected to miss the remainder of the season after he was diagnosed Wednesday with a right elbow strain and a flexor tear. The Rockies haven't yet decided if Tommy John surgery is in the forecast for the right-hander, but he'll require months of rest and rehab even if he's able to forgo a procedure. Colorado reinstated infielder Garrett Hampson (illness) from the COVID-19-related injured list to fill Kinley's spot on the 40-man roster.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Likely out for season
Manager Bud Black said Wednesday that Kinley (elbow) is likely out for the season, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports.
Kinley was initially believed to be dealing with elbow soreness, but he's been diagnosed with a right elbow strain and a flexor tear following further examination. The right-hander will undergo a procedure soon, and the team hasn't yet ruled out Tommy John surgery. He was in the midst of a career-best season prior to his injury, as he posted a 0.75 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 24 innings over 25 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Set to miss extended period
Kinley (elbow) will miss more time than the Rockies initially hoped, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
Kinley landed on the injured list with a right elbow ulnar nerve injury Sunday. While it initially looked as though he may not miss too much time, the Rockies are now somewhat more pessimistic. He's set to consult a surgeon this week, at which point his timeline should become clearer.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Out with nerve injury
Kinley hit the 15-day injured list with a right elbow ulnar nerve injury Sunday.
Kinley has had an excellent start to the season, cruising to an 0.75 ERA in 24 innings of relief. The move was backdated to Thursday, meaning Kinley will be eligible to return June 24, but it's unclear if a minimum-length absence is in play. Chad Smith was recalled to take his place in the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Takes first loss
Kinley (1-1) allowed one earned run on three hits while striking out one across one inning to take the loss Monday against the Pirates.
He wasn't hit hard, but an infield hit by Yoshi Tsutsugo was enough to push home a run and tag Kinley with his first loss of the season. That ended an eight-appearance scoreless stretch, during which Kinley struck out seven and allowed only three hits across 7.1 frames. Overall, he has maintained an excellent 1.10 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 18:5 K:BB in 16.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Earns first win
Kinley (1-0) allowed one hit but struck out two in a scoreless eighth inning to earn the win Wednesday against the Giants.
Kinley allowed a two-out single but was in command throughout his appearance. He has been excellent to start the season, allowing only one earned run across his first 14.1 frames while tallying a 15:5 K:BB. Kinley also has seven holds and has been the team's primary setup man. Though Daniel Bard has generally pitched well in the closer role to begin the season, he had allowed at least one earned run in each of his last three appearances prior to logging the save Wednesday against the Giants. If Bard's struggles continue, Kinley could begin to see work in save situations.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Tosses perfect frame Sunday
Kinley tossed a perfect fifth inning to earn the save in Sunday's Cactus League win over the White Sox.
Kinley gave up a solo homer in Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks, but he bounced back with his third scoreless outing in four relief appearances this spring. The right-hander picked up 10 holds for the Rockies last year while posting a 4.73 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 70.1 innings across 70 relief appearances. However, he faces an uphill battle for high-leverage work since Colorado has Alex Colome, Daniel Bard and Carlos Estevez available in the late innings.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Avoids arbitration with Rockies
Kinley agreed to a one-year, $1.025 million deal with the Rockies on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
The 30-year-old pitched in 70 games out of the bullpen for Colorado last season and posted a 4.73 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 68:26 K:BB over 70.1 innings. He had 10 holds and should enter spring training with a strong chance to be on the Opening Day roster.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Earns relief win
Kinley (2-2) tossed a perfect sixth inning to earn the win over Atlanta on Saturday.
Kinley has had limited fantasy value as a middle reliever this year, but he's limited run production recently and has recorded a 0.71 ERA and 0.79 WHIP in 12.2 innings across his last 11 appearances. He now has two wins and six holds in 2021 but has pitched mainly in low-leverage situations.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Takes loss in relief
Kinley (1-2) was tagged with the loss in relief Tuesday against the Mariners after giving up one run on one hit while fanning one across his lone inning of work.
Kinley pitched the eighth inning but gave up the decisive hit of the game on a homer from Shed Long. The right-hander has given up runs in four of his last seven outings while allowing homers in three of those appearances, including each of the last two. He owns a 5.87 ERA across nine outings (9.2 innings) this month.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Blows save, takes loss
Kinley (1-1) allowed two runs on two hits and a walk in one inning, taking the loss versus Milwaukee on Saturday.
Kinley was called on to protect a one-run lead in the ninth inning, but he allowed a two-run home run to Willy Adames. That resulted in Kinley's second blown save in 29 outings this year. He's posted a 4.75 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 28:17 K:BB across 30.1 innings as a low-leverage relief option.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Returns to spring action
Kinley (oblique) had no issues after throwing a scoreless inning during Thursday's spring game against the Angels, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
The 30-year-old had been sidelined since March 7 with left oblique soreness, but he returned to game action Thursday and seemed fine. Kinley had a 5.32 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 26:12 K:BB over 23.2 innings for the Rockies last season and is expected to be on the Opening Day roster.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Diagnosed with oblique soreness
Kinley has been diagnosed with left oblique soreness, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Manager Bud Black revealed Saturday that Kinley has been dealing with a side issue, and he's now been officially diagnosed with an oblique injury. The right-hander threw a side session Friday and is slated to throw in a simulated game Sunday. Whether Kinley's injury affects his status for Opening Day remains to be seen.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Dealing with side issue
Rockies manager Bud Black revealed Saturday that Kinley has been dealing with a side issue recently, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Kinley hasn't pitched in a Cactus League since March 7, but he threw a side session Friday and is scheduled to throw a simulated game Sunday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. It's not yet clear whether he'll be healthy in time for the start of the regular season. Once Kinley is fully healthy, he should serve as a late reliever for the Rockies although he should be considered unlikely to be in the mix for save chances.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-4, 205 lbs|
|Birthplace: Plantation, FL|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|