by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/25/2013) Royals reliever Tim Collins earned the win during Thursday's 8-3, 10-inning victory against the Tigers. Collins tossed a scoreless ninth inning, striking out two.
Collins (1-0) has allowed a run on two hits and two walks in 7 2/3 innings. He has a 1.17 ERA and nine strikeouts.
Royals think Tim Collins will be fine
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/23/2013) Royals reliever Tim Collins suffered his worst appearance of the Cactus League on Saturday against the Diamondbacks. He allowed five runs on six hits over an inning of work. The left-hander also struck out two while seeing his spring ERA rise to 13.50.
"He was really throwing the ball well before he went to the WBC, then he went and kind of sat for a while, got off-kilter a little bit," manager Ned Yost told MLB.com. "Not too much concern. There are just mechanical things we need to continue to address with him, and Dave [Eiland, the Royals pitching coach] thinks he'll be fine."
Collins becoming strikeout artist
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/17/2012) Royals reliever Tim Collins has been on a nice strikeout run lately. He struck out five batters in two innings Tuesday against the Rangers and has 16 strikeouts in eight May innings. "I'd be lying to you if I told you I wasn't trying to strike guys out," Collins told MLB.com. "As a bullpen guy, I'm just trying to go out there and get three outs, or six if I'm going out there for another inning. If I'm getting ahead and I've got a chance to strike a guy out, I'm going to try to strike a guy out. I'm not a big pitch-to-contact guy. Obviously, there's certain situations where you have to, but I'm trying to get some strikeouts."