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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: 2 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Rays option pitcher Kirby Yates to Triple-A


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) The Rays optioned pitcher Kirby Yates to Triple-A after Tuesday's loss to the Indians, the team announced.

Yates allowed two runs over 2/3 innings of work in Tuesday's contest. He now has a 6.14 ERA.


Struggling RP Kirby Yates gets call-up by Rays anyway


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Right-handed reliever Kirby Yates has been a mess for Triple-A Durham all season, but that did not prevent the Rays from promoting him Tuesday, per the Tampa Tribune.

Yates has allowed 10 runs on 11 hits and seven walks in 10 innings this season. He has not even pitched better lately. He has given up five runs in his last five innings pitched.


Rays activate RP Kirby Yates from DL, send him to minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Rays reliever Kirby Yates (pectoral) was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday. However, he was immediately optioned to Triple-A Durham.

Rays' Cash provides updates on James Loney, Kirby Yates


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash provided brief updates Tuesday on the statuses of injured players James Loney and Kirby Yates. They were so brief that he decided to write them on a whiteboard, per the Tampa Bay Times.

Loney, who is on the 15-day disabled list due to a finger injury, is working out and rehabbing at his home. He is not expected back until late June at the earliest.

Yates, who is on the 15-day disabled list due to a pectoral injury, had his rehab assignment transferred from Class A Charlotte to Triple-A Durham. Yates allowed three runs (two earned) in two innings with Charlotte. He had two strikeouts and one walk.


Rays RP Kirby Yates makes first rehab appearance on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/5/2015) Rays reliever Kirby Yates made his first minor-league rehab appearance on Thursday, tossing one inning for Class A Charlotte. Yates allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits while striking out two. 

Yates is working his way back from a strained pectoral muscle that has kept him on the disabled list since mid-April. The team has not revealed a firm timetable for when he might be able to re-join the team.


Rays RP Kirby Yates to begin rehab assignment Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Rays reliever Kirby Yates (pectoral) threw 22 pitches Monday in an extended spring game, according to The Tampa Tribune. He is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Class A Charlotte on Thursday.

Rays RP Kirby Yates makes appearance in extended spring game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) Rays reliever Kirby Yates (strained right pectoral) threw 16 pitches in one inning during an extended spring game Thursday, according to The Tampa Tribune.

Rays RHP Kirby Yates set to throw off mound Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Rays right-hander Kirby Yates, who is dealing with a strained right pectoral, is scheduled to throw off the mound Wednesday for the first time since going on the disabled list April 15, per the Tampa Tribune.

Yates pitched in four games for Tampa Bay early in the year before his demotion to the minors.


Rays' Kirby Yates stretched out to 90 feet in throwing program


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Rays pitcher Kirby Yates moved back 15 feet on Tuesday and is now throwing from 90 feet. 

Yates is on the 15-day disabled list with a pectoral strain. He made 10 throws from 90 feet, a day after throwing from 75. He said the area is starting to feel healthier, per MLB.com


Rays pitcher Kirby Yates throwing at 75 feet on Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Rays pitcher Kirby Yates was able to throw from 75 feet on Monday and is expected to do the same on Tuesday, according to MLB.com.

Yates, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a pectoral injury, has 4.15 ERA with five strikeouts and no walks in 4 1/3 innings of work.


Rays place RP Kirby Yates on major-league DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) The Rays placed reliever Kirby Yates on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday due to a right pectoral strain. Yates apparently suffered the injury before being demoted to the minors April 14.

Yates made three appearances for Triple-A Durham following his demotion. He went 0-1 with a 10.13 ERA over those three outings. However, his first two appearances were scoreless outings before allowing three runs in two-thirds innings Sunday.


Rays' Kirby Yates sent down to Triple-A Durham


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) The Rays optioned pitcher Kirby Yates down to Triple-A Durham following Tuesday's contest against Toronto, per the team's official website. A corresponding move will be made the following day.

Yates pitched two scoreless innings of relief on Tuesday. He owns a 4.15 ERA, a 1.62 WHIP and 5:0 K:BB ratio over 4 1/3 innings of work this season.


Kirby Yates, Tim Beckham to break camp with Rays


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash told reporters that catcher Bobby Wilson, infielder Tim Beckham and right-hander Kirby Yates all made the big-league roster, according to the Tampa Tribune.

Beckham beat out Jake Elmore for a spot on the team's bench as a sixth infielder. He hit .245 with two doubles, one triple and three RBI over 53 at-bats this spring. Wilson beat out Curt Casali for the job. He hit .120 with three hits and five strikeouts this spring. Meanwhile, Yates allowed only three earned runs over 11 innings of work in Grapefruit League play.

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.