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Atlanta Braves Sign Michael Kirkman

Last night the Atlanta Braves added bullpen depth by signing Michael Kirkman to a minor league deal. Early last night John Heyman tweeted the Atlanta Braves had signed Michael Kirkman to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. His contract is worth $600K should he be called to Atlanta. Who is Michael […] Atlanta Braves Sign Michael Kirkman - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk...
Via Tomahawk Take
25 days ago

Crew boosts 'pen with waiver pickup Kirkman

After a swing and miss on Sam Freeman, the Brewers are taking a chance on another left-handed reliever off the waiver wire. The Brewers on Thursday claimed 29-year-old Michael Kirkman from the Padres.
Via Brewers.com
May 05, 2016

Brewers claim P Michael Kirkman off of waivers from Padres

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Brewers have picked up lefty relief pitcher Michael Kirkman off of waivers from the San Diego Padres. Kirkman pitched in just a single major league game for the Padres, and it was quite the meltdown, giving up six hits and four runs while facing ten overall batters. Kirkman had signed with San Diego as a free agent...
Via Today's Knuckleball
May 05, 2016

Padres option veteran reliever Michael Kirkman to Triple-A El Paso

According to a report from A.J. Cassavell of MLB.com, the San Diego Padres have optioned relief pitcher Michael Kirkman to Triple-A El Paso in favor of outfielder Alex Dickerson.  With Dickerson now heading to the major leagues, Kirkman has lasted just one outing for the Padres after initially being recalled last month. Promoted from El Paso on April 26, the veteran left-hander...
Via Today's Knuckleball
May 02, 2016

Padres reinforce bullpen by adding Kirkman

Michael Kirkman woke up Tuesday morning in Salt Lake City on a Minor League contract with Triple-A El Paso. Before the sun had set, Kirkman, a 29-year-old left-handed reliever, had already joined the Padres in San Francisco.
Via Padres.com
April 26, 2016

Texas Rangers: can they win with an all right-handed pen?

The Texas Rangers opened the 2015 season by breaking one of the cardinal rules of baseball.  Texas had zero left-handed relievers on their opening day roster.  In an era which is ruled by matchups and disposing of a team on a batter to batter basis, this is practically unheard of.  The Rangers must have seen this coming after the departure of lefties Neal Cotts and Robbie Ross...
Via isportsweb.com
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers send down Michael Choice, cut Michael Kirkman

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Outfielder Michael Choice, in a 1-for-16 spring training slump, has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock by the Texas Rangers. Choice, selected by Oakland with the 10th overall pick in the 2010 amateur draft, hit .369 with five home runs and 17 RBIs in 28 spring training games last year, then batted .182 with nine homers in 84 games during the season. The...
Via Associated Press
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Choice sent down by Rangers, who cut Michael Kirkman

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Outfielder Michael Choice, in a 1-for-16 spring training slump, has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock by the Texas Rangers. Choice, selected by Oakland with the 10th overall pick in the 2010 amateur draft, hit .369 with five home runs and 17 RBIs in 28 spring training games last year, then batted .182 with nine homers in 84 games during the season. The Rangers...
Via Associated Press
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Another Rangers bullpen lefty sidelined

SURRPISE, Ariz. -- The Texas Rangers are now down to two healthy left-handed bullpen arms in camp. Edgar Olmos, who was picked up on waivers from Seattle earlier this week, has a sore shoulder. He's sidelined along with Michael Kirkman, who hasn't thrown this week because of a sore shoulder as well. "We know it's an area we're light," Texas general manager Jon Daniels said. "Our...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Shoulder soreness sidelines Rangers Kirkman

The Texas Rangers opened camp thin on the left side in the bullpen and are a little thinner now. Michael Kirkman, who is one of three left-handed relievers in camp with Texas, will be out for a few days with a shoulder impingement. That leaves the Rangers with just Alex Claudio and Martire Garcia as lefty relievers in camp. Texas general manager Jon Daniels doesn't think Kirkman...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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