(8/24/2010) Former major-league pitcher Matt Kinney and a minor-leaguer in the New York Mets' system have been suspended 50 games for drug violations. They were penalized Tuesday under the minor-league drug program after testing positive for amphetamines. The 33-year-old Kinney last pitched in the majors in 2005 with San Francisco. He is playing with the Giants' Triple-A team in Fresno. Mets minor-league pitcher Lachlan Hodge is at rookie level Kingsport. The suspensions take effect immediately and end their seasons.
Kinney demoted to minors
(3/20/2006) The Giants assigned minor-league camp to Michael Tejera, Matt Anderson, Brian Cooper and Matt Kinney, SS Tomas de la Rosa and OF Nate Schierholtz.
Matt Kinney gives up four runs
(3/14/2006) San Francisco starter Matt Kinney, a non-roster invitee, allowed four runs and five hits in three innings against Arizona in a spring training game Monday.
Matt Kinney invited to spring
(1/18/2006) San Francisco Giants invited the following non-roster pitchers to spring training: Jamey Wright, Matt Anderson, Joe Bateman, Justin Hedrick, Matt Kinney, Pedro Liriano, Jeff Miller, Billy Sadler, Brian Wilson, Jonathan Sanchez and Michael Tejera.
Giants designate RHP Kinney
(10/17/2005) The Giants designated RHP Brian Cooper, RHP Matt Kinney, catcher Yamid Haad, OF Doug Clark, OF Julio Ramirez and OF Adam Shabala for assignment. Cooper, who was 0-1 with a 3.06 ERA in eight appearances this season, rejected his designation and became a free agent.
Kinney to get spot start Friday
(9/22/2005) Injured RHP Jason Schmidt (strained groin) will not make his scheduled start Friday night at Colorado. In Schmidt's place, RHP Matt Kinney will make his first start of the season Friday. Alou opted for Kinney because of his recent success, including two wins in relief.
Kinney brought up by Giants
(9/8/2005) The Giants purchased the contract of RHP Matt Kinney from Triple-A Fresno.
Kinney outrighted by Royals
(10/7/2004) The Royals sent Matt Kinney outright to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday. He had a 7.16 ERA in 11 relief appearances after being claimed off waivers from Milwaukee.
Kinney back in action
(8/24/2004) Matt Kinney (calf) was back on the hill on Tuesday at Anaheim for the first time since Aug. 17.
Kinney leaves with cramps
(8/18/2004) Matt Kinney left Tuesday's game against Seattle after 3 2/3 innings due to cramps in his right calf.
Kansas City claims Kinney
(8/13/2004) Matt Kinney was claimed off waivers by the Royals on Friday. He had been designated for assignment by the Brewers on Aug 6.
Kinney designated for assignment
(8/6/2004) Matt Kinney was designated for assignment on Friday. He will likely clear waivers and accept a demotion to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Kinney leaves game with blister
(6/13/2004) Matt Kinney had to leave Saturday's game because of a blister on his right big toe. He pitched one-plus inning and struck out three.
Kinney back to the pen
(5/18/2004) Matt Kinney has been hammered this season as a starter. He is 0-3 with a 9.72 ERA in six starts, while posting a 1-0 3.18 ERA as a reliever.
Kinney bumped from rotation
(5/3/2004) The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel notes Matt Kinney has been sent to the bullpen. "It's a step back to allow him to regroup. We want to nip it in the bud and let him pitch out of the pen for a while. We need him to pitch the way he can pitch," Ned Yost said.
Kinney will get one more start
(5/2/2004) Matt Kinney will make at least one more start despite his continued struggles. "There's really not a lot we can do to help him," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. "It gets to a point where you've got to go out and do it. It does get frustrating."
Kinney gets the nod for Friday
(4/21/2004) The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Matt Kinney will start against St. Louis Friday. Chris Capuano's thigh injury has forced a shuffle in the rotation.
Kinney suffers bruised thigh
(3/30/2004) Matt Kinney suffered a bruised left thigh on Sunday and received treatment on Monday, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Kinney evens record at 9-9
(8/25/2003) Matt Kinney allowed four earned runs and six hits in seven innings on Monday at Cincinnati.
Kinney impressive against Phillies
(8/20/2003) Matt Kinney pitched eight scoreless innings on Wednesday against Philadelphia. He allowed nine hits and struck out eight batters to improve to 8-9.
Kinney remains in the rotation
(7/28/2003) Matt Kinney will remain in the Brewers' rotation, but it is due to the fact the team has no one to replace him. "He's not only lucky. He's doubly lucky," manager Ned Yost told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Cincinnati blasts Matt Kinney
(7/22/2003) Kinney allowed seven earned runs and 12 hits in only six innings at Cincinnati on Monday, as he fell to 6-8.
Kinney throws complete game win
(6/28/2003) Matt Kinney allowed only one earned run on eight hits in nine innings, at Minnesota on Friday.
Another good outing for Kinney
(5/11/2003) Matt Kinney had another good outing for the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. He allowed two earned runs, three hits and two walks in seven innings. He did not factor into the decision.
Kinney dazzles Montreal Tuesday
(4/30/2003) Matt Kinney had another quality start on Tuesday night. He pitched eight innings, allowing two earned runs, six hits and two walks against Montreal. He also struck out four batters, but did not factor into the decision.
(4/27/2003) Matt Kinney will make his next scheduled start on Tuesday. His day was moved up, as he will replace Todd Ritchie (shoulder).
Matt Kinney outduels Schilling
(4/13/2003) Kinney pitched 5 2/3 strong innings, allowing two earned runs and five hits on Saturday in a 3-2 win at Arizona. He picked up his first victory of the season, allowing four walks and striking out six batters.
Kinney has strong outing
(3/25/2003) Matt Kinney pitched six innings of one-run ball on Monday. He might have locked up the fifth spot in the rotation, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Kinney has two hitless innings
(2/27/2003) Matt Kinney struck out three batters and pitched two hitless innings on Thursday.
(11/15/2002) Kinney was acquired by the Milwaukee Brewers, along with Javier Valentin, from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for two minor-league pitchers. Kinney will compete for a spot on the Brewers' staff in spring training.
(8/20/2002) The Twins activated Kinney from the disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Edmonton. He might be back in September, but would likely be stuck in a relief role, one that wouldn't be worth much Fantasy consideration.
(8/7/2002) Kinney allowed two runs in three innings of a rehabilitation start Monday for Fort Myers, Fla., of the Gulf Coast League. He is recovering from a sore right shoulder, but there is no timetable for his return.
(7/1/2002) Kinney was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sore shoulder. He will be replaced in the starting rotation by Juan Rincon, who was recalled last week from Triple-A Edmonton.
(4/24/2002) Kinney will remain in the starting rotation in Joe Mays' absence. Unless he has a few good outings, however, picking up Kinney isn't recommended.
(4/21/2002) Kinney allowed just one earned run on three hits and three walks while striking out four batters in 6 1/3 innings. It was his first start of the season, and he may get another chance or two while Joe Mays is out due to the strong performance. If Kinney pitches well again and Mays remains sidelined for an extended period, consider picking up this youngster.
(4/18/2002) Kinney was called up from Triple-A Edmonton on Thursday and will replace the injured Joe Mays in the Minnesota rotation. Kinney has no Fantasy value, so don't bother picking him up.
(3/8/2002) The Minneapolis Star-Tribune says Kinney, who has a 2.45 ERA this spring, has a chance to win the No. 5 starter's job. Still, it is hard to imagine the inexperienced Kinney helping Fantasy leaguers very much even if he can win the job.
(3/23/2001) Kinney was optioned to Triple-A Edmonton. He posted a 1-2 record during the exhibition season in his attempt to become the fifth starter. With Kinney gone now Johan Santana will likely be the Twins No. 5 and will be a solid pickup at the end of a Fantasy draft.
(3/22/2001) If Kinney doesn't win the Twins' fifth-starter job out of spring training, he will be returned to the minors, says the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He's had a rough spring thus far, meaning he's probably in for a tough season even if he wins the job. Kinney is a one-dollar flyer this season, at best.
(8/15/2000) Was called up to replace Jason Ryan on the roster. Joe Mays will go to the bullpen and Kinney will join the rotation. Kinney is making the jump from AA to AAA to the majors this year and will probably experience some growing pains.