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52 Branden Kline RP

Baltimore Orioles

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Player Updates

September 23, 2020 03:56 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Back with big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Orioles recalled Kline from their alternate training site Wednesday.

He'll rejoin the Baltimore bullpen as a replacement for Evan Phillips (elbow), who was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. Over 35 career relief appearances spanning 42.2 innings, Kline owns a 5.70 ERA.

September 17, 2020 07:32 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Optioned following Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline was optioned to Baltimore's alternate training site following Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Rays.

Kline was called up for the first game of the day, but he'll head right back down after failing to make an appearance. He's pitched in one game this season, tossing 1.2 scoreless frames while allowing one hit and fanning three.

September 17, 2020 01:00 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Rejoins big-league club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline was recalled from the alternate training site Thursday.

Kline made his major-league debut in early September and will rejoin the Orioles with less than two weeks left in the regular season. The 28-year-old should fill a low-leverage role out of the bullpen.

September 8, 2020 11:24 AM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Optioned to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline was optioned to the team's alternate site Monday.

Kline was recalled for the team's weekend series, but he is being optioned so that Carson Fulmer can be activated. Kline appeared in one game, throwing 1.2 scoreless innings while striking out three.

September 4, 2020 02:20 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Recalled from alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline's contract was purchased by the Orioles on Friday.

The 28-year-old threw 41 innings in his debut season last year, posting a 5.93 ERA and 1.54 WHIP. He was expected to serve as the 29th man for Friday's doubleheader against the Yankees, but the placement of Alex Cobb (undisclosed) on the injured list led to Kline receiving a traditional promotion.

June 28, 2020 05:44 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Added to 60-man pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline will be a part of the Orioles' 60-man player pool this season.

Kline was outrighted off the 40-man roster back in February, but he is now eligible to pitch in the majors this season. He logged a 5.93 ERA in 41 MLB innings last season.

February 5, 2020 01:40 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.

Kline debuted as a 27-year-old last season, posting an unimpressive 5.93 ERA in 41 innings of work. Neither his 18.6 percent strikeout rate nor his 10.4 percent walk rate were particularly good.

January 30, 2020 02:20 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Dropped from 40-man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Thursday.

Kline broke into the majors in 2019 but struggled across 34 appearances, finishing with a 5.93 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 34:19 K:BB across 41 innings. Pat Valaika was claimed off waivers in a corresponding roster move.

September 1, 2019 08:40 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Called up from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Orioles recalled Kline from Triple-A Norfolk ahead of Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Royals.

Kline has previously logged 25 appearances out of the Baltimore bullpen this season, posting a 7.44 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 32.2 innings. He's unlikely to consistently receive high-leverage work in September.

August 12, 2019 04:44 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Orioles optioned Kline to Triple-A Norfolk ahead of the second game of Monday's doubleheader with the Yankees, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

Kline worked the seventh inning of the Orioles' 8-5 loss in the first game of the twin bill, giving up a run on one hit and a walk while striking out two. The right-hander, who owns a 7.44 ERA over his 25 appearances at the big-league level this season, was sent out to Triple-A to clear room on the roster for pitcher Ty Blach, who was recalled to start the nightcap.

August 3, 2019 05:44 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Back in big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday.

Kline has shuffled between Norfolk and Baltimore throughout the season. He hasn't been good at either level, posting a 6.18 ERA in the majors and an even-worse 7.80 mark with Norfolk. Jose Rondon was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

July 23, 2019 10:24 AM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Sent back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Orioles optioned Kline to Triple-A Norfolk following Monday's 6-3 loss to the Diamondbacks, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.

After a short start by Aaron Brooks, Kline helped save the bullpen by covering 2.1 scoreless frames in relief. The Orioles' decision to send Kline back to the minors after the stellar outing is likely just a means of exchanging him for a fresh arm. Expect Baltimore to recall another reliever from Triple-A prior to Tuesday's contest.

July 21, 2019 11:00 AM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday.

Kline has a 6.75 ERA in 25.1 innings in the majors this season. He should pitch in low-leverage situations. Keon Broxton was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

July 1, 2019 11:12 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Sent back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline (1-4) allowed three runs on two hits and a walk and failed to record an out Monday against the Rays. He was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk after the game.

Kline entered the contest with a one-run lead, but he gave up a three-run blast in the sixth inning and the Rays would end up securing a 6-3 victory. The 27-year-old right-hander owns a 6.75 ERA with 24 strikeouts over 25.1 innings this season in the big leagues, and his latest performance understandably resulted in a demotion.

June 22, 2019 10:00 AM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Rejoins Orioles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline was recalled from Double-A Bowie on Friday.

Kline was optioned to the minors in early June but makes his return to the majors two weeks later. The 27-year-old had a decent start to the season with a 3.95 ERA and 1.02 WHIP through 13.2 innings, but he allowed runs in five consecutive outings prior to his demotion.

June 8, 2019 04:36 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Shuttled to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline (1-3) allowed one run on two hits over two-thirds of an inning and took the loss Friday night against the Astros. He was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk after the game, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

Kline has allowed at least one run in each of his last five outings, so the Orioles have elected to demote him until he can figure things out. A corresponding move has not yet been announced.

May 28, 2019 10:20 AM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Candidate for save chances
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline could see some save opportunities in the near future with Mychal Givens temporarily demoted to a low-leverage role, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

Givens' recent struggles have led to a change in the Orioles' ninth-inning plans. Kline has been working a fairly high-leverage role already, so he could get the chance to close some games until Givens sorts himself out. Kline's 4.30 ERA doesn't seem like classic closer material, but the bar to be an Orioles' closer is quite low these days, and his 25.0 percent strikeout rate and 6.7 percent walk rate are at least both better than average.

April 28, 2019 06:16 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Recalled to Baltimore
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday.

Kline has pitched primarily at Triple-A Norfolk this season but did make a brief one-game appearance with the Orioles earlier in the campaign. At Norfolk, he posted a 6.75 ERA with eight strikeouts across eight innings of work. He'll serve as bullpen depth for big-league club.

April 20, 2019 11:28 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Returns to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk following Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

Kline made his major-league debut in the nightcap and allowed two runs on two hits over two innings. The 27-year-old figures to rejoin Baltimore at some point this year, but for now heads back to Norfolk.

April 20, 2019 02:28 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Called up as 26th man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline was called up to be the Orioles' 26th man for Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

The 27-year-old has yet to make his big-league debut. He's allowing six earned runs in 6.1 frames for Triple-A Norfolk this season but recorded an excellent 1.64 ERA for High-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie last season. The Orioles are considering keeping him on the roster after Saturday's games and optioning another reliever, though that decision hasn't yet been made.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
09/25@ TORL 5-100002.00011
09/23@ BOSL 1-90001.11113
09/04vs NYYL 5-60001.21013
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020BAL001.803000005.02110037
2019BAL145.93340000141.0442827911934
Total145.4800000146.0462928912241
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020BAL0350.6000000.1181.000209.00
2019BAL040440.9000003.2751.53718314.05
Total043490.9000003.2601.47820313.50
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2012ASX-Aberdeen Ironbirds 12.0440000124124.501.333
2013AFX-Delmarva Shorebirds 35.17701203214415.901.567
2014AFA-Frederick Keys126.22323086095321433.851.387
2014AA-Bowie Baysox 16.2330020911186.111.790
2015AA-Bowie Baysox 39.18803302719353.681.381
2018AFA-Frederick Keys 20.21200102233201.341.139
2018AAX-Bowie Baysox 45.0320044154815321.801.044
2019AAX-Bowie Baysox 3.03001004210.001.000
2019AAA-Norfolk Tides 21.018001122713276.861.905
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/210
Birthdate:
9/29/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
Frederick, MD
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Baltimore Orioles
College:
Virginia
MLB Experience:
2