Kinley was claimed off waivers by the Rockies on Monday.
Kinley threw 49.1 innings for the Marlins last season, finishing with a respectable 3.65 ERA. His underlying numbers didn't back that figure up, however, as he struck out a modest 20.8 percent of opposing batters while walking 16.3 percent.
Kinley (3-1) earned the win Thursday after holding the Reds scoreless with a pair of strikeouts across two innings.
Kinley came into a tied 3-3 game in the 11th and silenced the Reds across two frames. Luckily, a walkoff home run by Harold Ramirez gave Kinley and the Marlins a much-needed win. Through 38 appearances, Kinley owns a 4.24 ERA and 1.69 WHIP.
Kinley was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Kinley was demoted to the minors Sunday, but with Austin Brice (forearm) landing on the injured list, he'll be allowed to rejoin the big-league squad immediately. He owns a 4.14 ERA and 1.73 WHIP with a 35:29 K:BB over 37 innings this season with Miami.
Kinley was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Sunday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Kinley has a 4.14 ERA and 1.73 WHIP in the majors this season, but he looked better in August with three runs allowed over 12.1 innings. Kyle Keller was promoted from New Orleans in a corresponding move.
Kinley was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Friday, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
He wouldn't normally be eligible to return to the majors after getting sent to Triple-A earlier this week, but with Tayron Guerrero (fingernail) landing on the injured list, Kinley can be recalled in a corresponding move. He has not allowed a run in 4.1 innings in August.
Kinley was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Thursday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Austin Brice (forearm) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. Kinley threw 4.1 scoreless innings with four strikeouts since being recalled July 31. The 28-year-old owns a 4.34 ERA, 1.72 WHIP and a 32:19 K:BB in 29 innings of work in the majors.
Kinley was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Kinley will replace Trevor Richards -- who was traded to the Rays on Wednesday -- on the roster and in the bullpen. The 28-year-old right-hander has struck out 28 batters in 24.2 big-league innings this season, though that comes with an unsightly 5.11 ERA and 1.95 WHIP.
Kinley was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Kinley made two relief appearances after being recalled Friday, allowing one run while walking four and punching out one over 1.2 innings of work. Elieser Hernandez will take Kinley's spot on the 25-man roster.
Kinley was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Friday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Kinley made the Opening Day roster and had a 5.09 ERA, 1.87 WHIP and 27:15 K:BB over 23 innings before being sent to New Orleans in late May. The 28-year-old should return to a low-leverage role in the bullpen for the Marlins.
Kinley was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans Monday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Kinley had spent the entirety of the 2019 campaign with the Marlins, racking up a 5.09 ERA and 1.87 WHIP while striking out 27 across 23 innings of work. He pitched exclusively out of the bullpen and will need to improve on his 5.9 BB/9 to find success at the major-league level again this season.
Kinley (1-0) gave up a run on three hits in an inning of relief but still picked up the win in Thursday's come-from-behind victory over the Tigers.
The right-hander entered the game in the eighth inning with the Marlins down 1-0 and made things a little worse, but Garrett Cooper's grand slam in the top of the ninth bailed Kinley out and handed him his first big-league win. His 5.75 ERA and 1.92 WHIP through 20.1 innings on the year remain poor, but his 24:15 K:BB shows his potential if he can improve his control and command.
Kinley walked the only two batters he faced, with one coming around to score, in Monday's win over the Cubs.
The right-hander had a 0.73 ERA on April 20, but everything's fallen apart for Kinley since. He's been charged with at least one run in five of his last seven appearances, posting a 22.50 ERA, 4.00 WHIP and 6:6 K:BB in only four innings over that stretch. The 28-year-old could well be the next Marlins reliever jettisoned to Triple-A New Orleans when the club needs to bring up a fresh arm.
Kinley walked two and struck out one in 1.2 scoreless innings of relief during Sunday's extra-innings loss to the Phillies.
The right-hander has been solid for the Marlins so far, posting a 0.96 ERA and 9:4 K:BB through 9.1 innings over eight appearances. Kinley is still in a low-leverage role -- he has just one hold -- which makes him difficult to roster even in deep NL-only formats, but if he remains effective he could work his way into Miami's set-up crew.
Kinley has secured a spot in the Miami bullpen to begin the regular season, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Kinley earned his way onto the Opening Day roster after striking out 12 and giving up only three runs (two earned) over 7.2 innings. Blessed with a high-90s fastball, Kinley could have some appeal as a strikeout source and ratio stabilizer if he can maintain his improved control, which had been an issue for the righty prior to this spring.
Kinley had his contract purchased from Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.
Kinley was taken by the Twins in this year's Rule 5 draft, though he was returned to the Marlins after allowing nine runs across 3.1 innings (24.30 ERA) with Minnesota. The 27-year-old delivered a crisp 2.93 ERA and 56:22 K:BB across 40 innings with Triple-A New Orleans upon being returned to the Marlins, and he'll now get a chance to improve upon his big-league body of work.
Kinley was returned to the Marlins on Tuesday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Kinley was selected by the Twins in this year's Rule 5 draft, but he was ultimately designated for assignment and sent back to the Marlins after struggling mightily in four appearances with Minnesota (24.30 ERA across 3.1 innings). The 27-year-old will report to Triple-A New Orleans.
Kinley was designated for assignment by the Twins following Wednesday's loss to the Yankees, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Kinley has struggled mightily in his first taste of the majors, allowing nine runs on nine hits and four walks through 3.1 innings of work. As such, the Twins opted to drop him from their 40-man roster in exchange for a more serviceable bullpen arm. The Rule 5 pick will now be offered back to the Marlins.
Kinley has secured a spot in the Twins' Opening Day bullpen, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
With Phil Hughes (oblique) expected to open the season on the disabled list, Kinley will take his spot in the team's Opening Day bullpen. Kinley, a Rule 5 pick, will have to stay on the Twins' active roster all season if they want to retain him. He struggled in spring training (5.73 across 11 innings) and at Double-A last season (5.19 ERA across 26 innings), so he likely won't see anything other than low-leverage situations with the big club.
Kinley gave up an unearned run in one inning of work in Monday's spring training loss to the Phillies. He's given up two earned runs in four innings with four strikeouts and three walks this spring. "When he gets ahead [in the count], it's hard to cover a 90-mph slider and a 98-mph fastball," manager Paul Molitor told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "He's an interesting character. That arm's pretty big. We're just trying to keep bringing it along."
Kinley can reach 99 mph on his fastball but has had control issues during his minor-league career (5.5 BB/9 at Double-A last year). Kinley is a Rule 5 pick, so the Twins would need to carry him on the active roster all season to retain him. That seems unlikely given the free-agent additions to Minnesota's relief corps, but he still has an outside chance to win a final bullpen spot.
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