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Jul 14, 2024 4 1 7.65 5 3
Jul 13, 2024 4 1 7.85 5 2.5
Jul 11, 2024 4 1 8.05 5 2.5
Jul 8, 2024 4 1 8.27 5 -5
Jul 6, 2024 4 1 7.43 5 2

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Player Outlook
Tyler Kinley has made more than 25 appearances just twice in six seasons, as injuries have been a constant throughout his career. The right-hander opened last season on the 60-day IL after undergoing elbow surgery in July 2022. He was activated last August and struggled through seven appearances before returning to the injured list with elbow inflammation. Upon his return in September, Kinley was given the opportunity to close for the Rockies, converting a career-high five saves. His upper-90's 4-seamer wasn't effective (.500 BA, .875 SLG), so he'll need to regain some confidence in that secondary offering this spring. Assuming health entering 2024, Kinley should be in Colorado's mix to close again, but health and performance make him a risky bet for double-digit saves.

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2024 942.2 40.0 4 1 5 42 23 7.65 1.75
2023 33.51.9 16.3 4 5 17 6 6.06 1.65
2022 57.52.3 24.0 1 1 27 6 0.75 1.13
3y Avg. 75.52 37.0 1 2 2 37 13 4.14 1.27
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  • Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Roughed up in eighth inning

    Kinley allowed four earned runs on three hits and a walk while striking out two across two-thirds of an inning Monday against the Reds. Kinley has worked as a setup man in recent appearances but was called upon in the eighth inning with the Rockies down 2-0 on Monday. He allowed a leadoff home run and then two of the next three batters he faced to reach base to account for the majority of the damage against him. The Rockies appear to be using a committee approach in the closer role, but Kinley's last save came on June 11.
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  • Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Fires two shutout innings

    Kinley pitched two shutout innings Sunday against the White Sox, allowing zero hits and one walk while striking out one. The 33-year-old worked around the ghost runner in both the 11th and 12th innings, allowing just a single baserunner on an intentional walk. Fellow reliever Jalen Beeks earned the win in the 14th inning, but Kinley remains the preferred closer despite owning an ugly 8.27 ERA on the year. Both relievers will be in the mix for saves moving forward as part of a volatile Rockies bullpen.
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  • Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Serves up grand slam

    Kinley allowed four earned runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one to record his only out Tuesday against the Dodgers. Kinley entered the game in the ninth inning with the Rockies up by five runs. He allowed three of the first four batters he faced to reach base before serving up a grand slam to Jason Heyward. He was pulled immediately thereafter, sparing him a loss or blown save, but it was still a disastrous outing that ultimately led to a Rockies loss. Kinley has taken over as Colorado's primary closer, though he's now given up six earned runs across his last three appearances spanning 2.1 frames.
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  • Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Hangs on for save

    Kinley picked up the save Tuesday against the Twins, allowing two runs on two hits with no walks over one inning. He struck out two. Kinley inherited a three-run lead in the ninth but still had to sweat after allowing a leadoff double to Willi Castro and a two-run homer to Carlos Santana with two outs before icing the game by striking out Jose Miranda. Kinley has emerged as the Rockies' preferred ninth-inning option -- supplanting Jalen Beeks -- though Tuesday's close call and Kinley's 8.10 ERA overall could open the door for other relievers to see save chances.
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  • Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Snags save Thursday

    Kinley allowed a hit and struck out one batter in one-third of an inning to earn the save in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Cardinals. Jalen Beeks entered the game in the eighth inning and got five outs, but Kinley was the one to get the last out for the save. This was Kinley's fourth scoreless outing in his last eight -- he's given up too many runs to be reliable on a regular basis, though he hasn't taken a blown save yet in 2024. The right-hander is at three saves and four holds with an 8.03 ERA, 1.82 WHIP and 27:14 K:BB over 24.2 innings.
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  • Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Secures second save

    Kinley tossed a perfect inning and earned a save against the Phillies on Sunday. Kinley needed just nine pitches to quickly close out the 5-2 victory. It was his second save of the year and first since May 15. Jalen Beeks has blown his last two save chances and allowed a run in three straight outings. His grip on the closer role doesn't seem very secure right now. Kinley has produced a 2.45 ERA with a 10:2 K:BB over his last 11 innings.
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  • Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Works as setup man

    Kinley allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one across a scoreless eighth inning in Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks. Kinley pitched with a five-run lead in a setup role for Justin Lawrence. It was his second appearance of the season, with the first coming in Friday's loss to Arizona. Though the team hasn't yet had a save chance, Kinley appears more likely to be in line for holds rather than saves to begin the new year.
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  • Rockies' Tyler Kinley: In mix for closer job

    Kinley will compete this spring with Justin Lawrence to be the Rockies' closer, Patrick Lyons of TheDNVR.com reports. Kinley missed much of the 2023 season following flexor tendon surgery but led the club with five saves in September. He didn't exactly pitch well that month, though, blowing one save opportunity and allowing five runs over 10.2 innings. It's a situation unlikely to bear much fantasy fruit no matter who wins -- Pierce Johnson led the Rockies with 13 saves last season.
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  • Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Records second save

    Kinley pitched a perfect inning to earn the save in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks. With two saves over three appearances in September, it appears Kinley has entered his name into the closer conversation for the Rockies. He's allowed just one walk over 2.1 innings this month while striking out two. The right-hander is at a 6.75 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 10:3 K:BB over eight innings for the season after recovering from June 2022 flexor tendon surgery. In addition to Kinley, Justin Lawrence is also in the mix for closing assignments.
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  • Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Earns first save

    Kinley struck out the only batter he faced to earn the save in Saturday's 8-7 win over the Blue Jays. Kinley wasn't initially brought in for the save chance, but Justin Lawrence gave up two runs and left with the bases loaded. Kinley was able to strike out Spencer Horwitz to end the threat, earning his first save since 2019 in the process. This was Kinley's first appearance since Aug. 16 after a bout of elbow inflammation. The right-hander has a 9.00 ERA, 2.00 WHIP and 9:3 K:BB through six innings this season. Despite Saturday's success, it's unlikely he sees many high-leverage opportunities under normal circumstances the rest of the way unless he continues to improve.
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  • Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Activated Friday

    The Rockies reinstated Kinley (elbow) from the 15-day injured list Friday, Kelsey Wingert-Linch of AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain reports. Kinley spent over a year on the injured list to begin the season while rehabbing from flexor tendon surgery, but he ended up back on the IL on Aug. 20 with inflammation in the same elbow. Now that he's healthy again, he'll rejoin the Rockies' bullpen and look to improve upon his less-than-stellar 9.53 ERA and 2.12 WHIP.
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  • Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Activated from 60-day IL

    Colorado activated Kinley (elbow) from the 60-day injured list Tuesday. Finally recovered from his June 2022 flexor tendon surgery, Kinley will join the Rockies bullpen ahead of Tuesday's game against the Padres. He got hammered in his first minor-league rehab appearance back in early July but rallied for a 3.68 ERA and 9:1 K:BB over his next seven outings covering 7.1 innings. Prior to going under the knife last season, Kinley was a valuable setup man for Colorado, compiling a 0.75 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 27:6 K:BB in 24 innings.
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  • Rockies' Tyler Kinley: Nearing rehab assignment

    Kinley (elbow) is set to begin a rehab assignment next week in the Arizona Complex League, Patrick Lyons of TheDNVR.com reports. Kinley is a full 12 months removed from June 2022 surgery to repair the flexor tendon in his right elbow and should be an option for the Rockies' bullpen at some point in the second half of the 2023 campaign.
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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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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