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55 Tim Collins RP
Height/Weight: 5-7/166 | Birthdate: 8/21/1989 | Birthplace: Worcester, MA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Kansas City | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $534,500 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Ryan Madson, Franklin Morales, Paulo Orlando make Royals' roster


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) Ryan Madson, Franklin Morales and Paulo Orlando earned the last two spots on the Royals' Opening Day roster. 

The RHP Madson was a non-roster invitee who earned a spot with his spring performance. Madson had a 3.00 ERA in nine games, with two saves. 

LHP Morales was also a non-roster invitee. He went 2-0 in the spring with a 6.55 ERA. 

Orlando, an outfielder, earned the last position player spot. 

To set the roster, the Royals sent LHP Brian Flynn to Omaha and placed LHP Tim Collins and RHP Luke Hochevar on the 15-day DL. 


Royals' Tim Collins out for season after elbow surgery


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/12/2015) Royals reliever Tim Collins underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery Wednesday after a second opinion of his injury revealed ligament damage in his elbow, per The Kansas City Star.

Collins made just 22 relief appearances for Kansas City last season while dealing with inflammation in the flexor tendon of his elbow, going 0-3 with a 3.86 ERA. The left-handed hurler is 12-17 with a 3.54 ERA over four MLB seasons.


Royals reliever Collins seeks second opinion on elbow


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/11/2015) Royals reliever Tim Collins left the team Wednesday to head to Florida and seek a second opinion on his injured elbow from renowned specalist Dr. James Andrews, per MLB.com.

Collins, who is in a fight for one of the team's last bullpen slots, underwent an MRI last week that revealed ligament damage. 

"We'll know as soon as today what to do with him," manager Ned Yost said. 


Royals RP Tim Collins to seek second opinion on elbow


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) Royals pitcher Tim Collins will see Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday to receive a second opinion on his elbow, reports The Kansas City Star.

Collins was recently diagnosed with ligament damage in his elbow.


Royals RP Tim Collins has ligament damage in elbow


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) The MRI on Royals reliever Tim Collins' elbow revealed ligament damage, according to The Kansas City Star. The team is now seeking a second opinion.

"It won't be anytime soon," manager Ned Yost said when asked when Collins might pitch again, per MLB.com.

Collins missed time in 2014 inflammation around the flexor tendon in his elbow. He made just 22 relief appearances for Kansas City, going 0-3 with a 3.86 ERA. The left-handed hurler is 12-17 with a 3.54 ERA over four MLB seasons.

"It's disappointing, but it is what it is," Collins said of the injury. "I'm OK. There's nothing much you can do."


Royals P Tim Collins (elbow) to have MRI on Thursday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) Royals pitcher Tim Collins is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his sore elbow Thursday, according to MLB.com

Collins left Wednesday's game against the Rangers after experiencing tightness in his elbow. Kansas City won the game 13-2. Though further testing will take place, Collins expressed optimism about the injury. 

"I think it's just spring training," Collins said. "Everybody goes through this. It's just some tightness. I don't know what the plan is yet with the trainers."


Royals' Tim Collins dealing with elbow soreness


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Royals reliever Tim Collins is dealing with elbow soreness, according to the Kansas City Star.

Collins will head for an MRI on Wednesday in order to determine the severity of the injury. The team won't have a timetable for Collins until they receive the results of the MRI. 

The 25-year-old posted a 3.86 ERA over 21 innings last year.


Royals avoid arbitration with RHP Louis Coleman, LHP Tim Collins


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Royals announced a couple of roster moves on Friday, per the team's official website. The team announced they signed right-hander Louis Coleman and left-hander Tim Collins to one-year contracts, avoiding arbitration with both players. According to the Kansas City Star, Collins signed for $1.475 million, and Coleman signed for $725,000.

Report: Royals might tender contracts to Collins, Crow


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) Despite down seasons, the Royals still might tender contracts to relievers Tim Collins and Aaron Crow, according to The Kansas City Star.

Crow went 6-1 in 2014, but he had a career-worst 4.12 ERA and allowed 10 home runs. Collins went 0-3 with a 3.86 ERA and 1.38 WHIP.


Royals recall Tim Collins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) The Royals recalled pitcher Tim Collins from Triple-A Omaha Friday.

Collins worked the final inning of a blowout loss in his return to major-league action Friday, needing just five pitches to complete a 1-2-3 inning and make him the most effective Royals pitcher in the 10-1 defeat. Including his time with the team over the first half of the season, he owns a 3.93 ERA and 10:10 K:BB ratio in 18 1/3 innings.


Royals activate Bruce Chen, option Tim Collins


by Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer
(6/24/2014) The Royals activated pitcher Bruce Chen (back) from the disabled list and optioned Tim Collins to Triple-A Omaha. Chen hasn't pitched since April 24 and is expected to move into the bullpen.

Collins is 0-3 with a 4.15 ERA over 17 1/3 innings.


Tim Collins serves up go-ahead home run


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Royals pitcher Tim Collins was charged with the loss in his team's 4-3 defeat to the Angels on Sunday.

Collins surrendered a go-ahead solo home run to Chris Iannetta in the eighth inning. He was charged with one run on one hit and no walks in one inning of work. He owns a 5.59 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP in 9 2/3 innings of relief.

Tim Collins takes loss Saturday vs. Padres


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Royals pitcher Tim Collins was charged with the loss in his team's 6-5, 12-inning defeat at the hands of the Padres Monday.

Collins (0-2) entered the bottom of the 12th inning with a runner on first and no outs in an attempt to protect a one-run lead. After a sacrifice moved the runner to second, he gave up a double to put two runners in scoring position before the next batter drove home both runs with a game-winning single. Collins owns a 13:50 ERA and 1:4 K:BB ratio in 3 1/3 innings.


Royals activate Tim Collins


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(5/4/2014) The Royals activated reliever Tim Collins, who had been on the disabled list with a flexor strain. He's 0-1 in two appearances this season.

Tim Collins to join Triple-A Omaha Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Royals pitcher Tim Collins will join Triple-A Omaha Friday to begin his rehab assignment, MLB.com reports.

"He's going to need at least two [appearances] and we'll go from there," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "As soon as he's throwing the ball good again . … But we need to see that, we need to check his arm and make sure it's strong and durable and ready to go. We need to make sure he's commanding his fastball, his curveball and his changeup."

Collins pitched in just two games this season before going on the disabled list with a flexor strain.


Tim Collins cleared for rehab assignment


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) Royals pitcher Tim Collins has been cleared to go on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha, the Kansas City Star reports.

Collins will likely wait until the weekend to begin pitching with Omaha, and he'll need at least two appearances before being ready to come off the disabled list. He is on his way back from flexor tendon inflammation.


Tim Collins could start rehab assignment this weekend


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Royals reliever Tim Collins (elbow) threw in a simulated game Tuesday and could begin a rehab assignment this weekend, per The Kansas City Star. Pitching coach Dave Eiland said he was pleased with how Collins threw Tuesday.

Tim Collins, Francisley Bueno scheduled to throw bullpen sessions Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) Royals pitchers Tim Collins and Francisley Bueno are scheduled to throw in a simulated game on Tuesday, the Kansas City Star.

Collins is on the disabled list after experiencing inflammation around his flexor tendon. Bueno is on the disabled list due to a bone bruise on his sprained finger.


Francisley Bueno, Tim Collins making progress


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) A pair of Royals relievers tossed side sessions Friday, as they continue their recoveries from injury. Tim Collins (elbow) and Francisley Bueno (hand) both threw their full complements of pitches, and manager Ned Yost told MLB.com he came away impressed with their progress.

"Collins felt great; Bueno still felt his finger on occasion on changeups, not fastballs or sliders," Yost said. "They're both making good progress."

 Both players are eligible to return from the disabled list Friday, though it is not clear if they will do so immediately.


Tim Collins, Francisley Bueno resume throwing programs


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) Royals pitchers Tim Collins and Francisley Bueno resumed their throwing programs Monday, the Kansas City Star reports.

Collins is on the disabled list after experiencing inflammation around his flexor tendon. Bueno is on the disabled list due to a bone bruise on his sprained finger.


MRI on Tim Collins' elbow comes back clean


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) An MRI on the injured elbow of Royals pitcher Tim Collins revealed no structural damage, the Kansas City Star reports.

Collins has been placed on the disabled list with inflammation around his flexor tendon. He's given up four earned runs on two hits and four walks in one inning over two appearances.


Tim Collins lands on the disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Royals reliever Tim Collins has been placed on the disabled list Monday.

Collins is dealing with a flexor strain in his left elbow, according to the Kansas City Star. Collins has given up four runs in two appearances this year. 


Royals, Tim Collins avoid arbitration with one-year deal


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2014) The Royals and setup men Tim Collins have come to terms on a one-year deal worth $1.3625 million on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, according to the New York Post. Collins posted a 3.54 ERA with a 52:28 K:BB ratio over 53 1/3 innings last season.

Dexter Fowler being dangled for Royals relievers


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2013) The Rockies may consider dealing outfielder Dexter Fowler for Royals relief pitchers, according to the Kansas City Star.

The team is considering Aaron Crow or Tim Collins. Fowler hit .263/.369/.407 in 415 at-bats. Crow had a 3.38 ERA in 48 innings. Collins had a 3.54 ERA in 53 1/3 innings.


Royals open to trading top relievers


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/25/2013) The Kansas City Star reports that the Royals will listen to trade offers for any of their relievers, including closer Greg Holland. Though the team is reportedly looking for ways to limit their payroll, they are unlikely to trade Holland, but setup men Tim Collins and Aaron Crow are much more readily available.

Collins led the Royals with 21 holds, and he notched a 3.54 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 53 1/3 innings.

Crow, a one-time starting pitching prospect, registered a 3.38 ERA, 19 holds and 44 strikeouts in 48 innings.