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49 Kirby Yates RP
Height/Weight: 5-10/170 | Birthdate: 3/25/1987 | Birthplace: Lihue, HI | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Tampa Bay | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Kirby Yates enters for Grant Balfour, converts first career save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Rays pitcher Kirby Yates came in for Grant Balfour and converted a two-out save Sunday afternoon against the Twins in Minnesota. It was his first career save.

After Balfour walked the first two batters in the ninth, Yates entered the game and forced Brian Dozier to ground out into a fielder's choice and got Eduardo Nunez to foul out to end the game. Yates owns a 2.35 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 15 1/3 innings of relief.

Rays relievers find a way to blow game Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Rays reliever Joel Peralta and Kirby Yates combined to blow the game Wednesday against the Royals.

Peralta was called upon for the save situation, but struggled to record outs. Jarrod Dyson led of the inning with a single, and managed to steal both second and third. Peralta was able to record an out before walking Eric Hosmer.

Peralta was removed for Kirby Yates, who stepped on the mound to face Salvador Perez. Perez smacked a three-run go-ahead home run during the at-bat. Peralta was charged with two of the three runs, while Yates was tagged with the loss. 


Kirby Yates coming up Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Rays pitcher Kirby Yates is on his way up Saturday, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Yates will take the spot of Josh Lueke, who was designated for assignment. Yates posted a 0.36 ERA over 25 innings in Triple-A. 


Rays send seven down to minors


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2014) The Rays announced several roster moves on Thursday.

The team optioned pitchers Nathan Karns, Kirby Yates, C.J. Riefenhauser and Jeff Beliveau, infielders Vince Belnome and Hak-Ju Lee, and outfielder Kevin Kiermaier to minor-league camp. The team also re-assigned outfielder Mikie Mahtook to minor-league camp.

Rays add Kirby Yates, Jesse Hahn to 40-man roster


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2013) The Rays have purchased the contract of relief pitcher Kirby Yates from Triple-A Durham and starter Jesse Hahn from Class A Charleston Friday.

Yates went 3-2 with a 1.90 ERA in 61 2/3 innings of work in the minors last season. Hahn went 2-1 with a 2.15 ERA in 19 starts last season.


Rays add four to 40-man roster, sign seven minor leaguers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2013) The Rays added infielder Vince Belnome and pitchers Jesse Hahn, C.J. Riefenhauser and Kirby Yates to the 40-man roster Wednesday, while also signing catcher Mayo Acosta and pitchers Mike Colla, Mark Lowe, Victor Mateo, Eduardo Quinonez, Sam Runion and Albert Suarez to minor-league contracts.

Belnome hit .300/.408/.446 with eight home runs and 67 RBI in 444 at-bats with Triple-A Durham. Hahn went 2-1 with a 2.15 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 63:18 K:BB ratio in 67 innings over 19 starts with high Class A Charlotte.

Riefenhauser went 6-1 with a 1.22 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 70:19 K:BB ratio in 73 2/3 innings between Double-A Montgomery and Triple-A Durham. Yates went 3-2 with a 1.90 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 93:23 K:BB ratio in 61 2/3 innings with Triple-A Durham.


Tampa Bay makes next series of cuts


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2013) The Tampa Bay Rays released outfielder and designated hitter Jack Cust on Saturday. Cust's release comes on the heels of another round of cuts for the Rays. They optioned infielder Cole Figueroa, outfielder Rich Thompson, pitcher Kirby Yates, first baseman Leslie Anderson and reliever Dane De La Rosa to minor league camp.