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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 | Average Draft Position: 386.50
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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 | CBSSports.com
(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.


Tim Collins back in Royals bullpen


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2013) Royals reliever Tim Collins returned to the club Saturday against the Mets after missing Friday's game to attend to his ailing grandfather, the Kansas City Star reports.

Collins has gone 2-5 this season with a 4.30 ERA over 46 appearances with 36 strikeouts over 37 2/3 innings.


Lack of fastball command hurting Tim Collins


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2013) Royals reliever Tim Collins dropped to 2-3 after taking a relief loss Tuesday against the Indians. It added to his recent run of poor performances, as Collins has a 27.00 ERA and .417 opponents' batting average in his last five outings.

"I can’t say it’s everything because I’m falling behind, and I can’t throw my offspeed (pitches)," Collins said, per The Kansas City Star. "When you’re not throwing strikes with your fastball, they’re not even going to swing at your offspeed (pitches). You can’t even throw it. Right now, it’s just (a lack of) fastball command and getting ahead of hitters."


Tim Collins picks up first relief win


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."