Josh Kinney

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Josh Kinney MLB Career Stats

1-3 4.73 97.0 94 1.36

Josh Kinney Bio

  • Full Name: Joshua Thomas Kinney
  • Born: 3/31/1979 in Coudersport, PA
  • College: Quincy, IL
  • Debut: July 3, 2006
  • Ret., Final Game: 10/1/2012
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MLB Career Stats 1 3 4.73 93 0 1 97.0 94 1.36


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Josh Kinney Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2006 St. Louis NL

PCL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Memphis PCL

TEX Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
05/01/2005 Springfield TEX

Josh Kinney Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
April 19, 2014 Josh Kinney assigned to Indianapolis Indians from Jamestown Jammers.
April 12, 2014 RHP Josh Kinney assigned to Jamestown Jammers from Indianapolis Indians.
April 2, 2014 RHP Josh Kinney assigned to Indianapolis Indians.
November 20, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent RHP Josh Kinney to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
October 1, 2013 RHP Josh Kinney elected free agency.
June 28, 2013 Seattle Mariners sent RHP Josh Kinney outright to Tacoma Rainiers.
May 17, 2013 Seattle Mariners sent RHP Josh Kinney on a rehab assignment to Tacoma Rainiers.
March 25, 2013 Josh Kinney roster status changed by Seattle Mariners.
July 1, 2012 Seattle Mariners selected the contract of RHP Josh Kinney from Tacoma Rainiers.
April 4, 2012 Josh Kinney assigned to Tacoma Rainiers.
December 14, 2011 Seattle Mariners signed free agent RHP Josh Kinney to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
October 14, 2011 Chicago White Sox sent Josh Kinney outright to Charlotte Knights.
August 19, 2011 Chicago White Sox selected the contract of Josh Kinney from Charlotte Knights.
January 19, 2011 Chicago White Sox invited non-roster RHP Josh Kinney to spring training.
November 19, 2010 Charlotte Knights signed free agent Josh Kinney.
November 6, 2010 RHP Josh Kinney elected free agency.
July 2, 2010 St. Louis Cardinals sent Josh Kinney outright to Memphis Redbirds.
March 21, 2010 St. Louis Cardinals optioned RHP Josh Kinney to Memphis Redbirds.
October 19, 2009 Josh Kinney roster status changed by St. Louis Cardinals.
October 5, 2009 St. Louis Cardinals reassigned RHP Josh Kinney to the minor leagues.
September 23, 2009 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Josh Kinney from Memphis Redbirds.
September 23, 2009 St. Louis Cardinals activated RHP Josh Kinney.
July 26, 2009 St. Louis Cardinals optioned Josh Kinney to Memphis Redbirds.
June 18, 2009 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Josh Kinney from Memphis Redbirds.
April 17, 2009 St. Louis Cardinals optioned Josh Kinney to Memphis Redbirds.

Joshua Thomas Kinney Bio Info

Joshua Thomas Kinney....Wife's name is Jorni...Has two sons; Saxton (2/8/11) and Sawyer (7/14/13)...Is a 1997 graduate of Port Allegany (PA) High School...Also played baseball at Quincy University from 1998 to 2001, where he went 22-11 with a 3.58 ERA in 47 career appearances (39 starts).


Was limited to 30 games while spending his third and final season in the Mariners organization...Was placed on the 60-day disabled list on 3/25 with a stress reaction of the third rib on his left side...Began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma and made one appearance on 5/17 before being shut down again until 6/10...Was scored upon once in his first nine appearances (9.1 IP/3 ER)...Surrendered his only home run on 6/21 at Colorado Springs...Worked a season-high 3.0 innings on 7/11 vs. Reno...Allowed six of his 16 runs on the year in 0.2 IP on 7/23...Was charged with just one earned run in his final 15 games (15.2 IP) after 7/23...Recorded a save in his final appearance on 9/1 vs. Sacramento...Limited right-handed hitters to a .116 average (8-for-69).

2012 Went 0-3 with 1 save and a 3.94 ERA (14 ER, 32.0 IP) in 35 relief appearances ... Tied for team lead (with Tom Wilhelmsen) with 35 appearances from the time of his season debut on July 3 ... Finished 2nd on the team with 9 holds, including 7 over his last 15 appearances of the season ... Averaged 10.12 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (36 K, 32.0 IP)...struck out over 1/4 of batters faced (36 of 136) ... Stranded 15 of 17 inherited runners (88.2%), including 14-for-14 to open the season ... Recorded first ML save (in 74th career appearance) Aug. 19 vs. Minnesota (2.1,0,0,0,2,0) ... Selected from AAA Tacoma on July 1 (Ramirez DL, Adam Moore DFA)...made Mariners debut July 3 vs. Baltimore ... Went 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA (11 ER, 36.2 IP) with 38 K's in 27 games for Tacoma. 2011 Spent a majority of the season with AAA Charlotte in White Sox organization ... made 13 appearances with the White Sox (0-0, 6.62) ... owned a 1.54 ERA (2 ER, 11.2 IP) over his first 8 appearances, compared to a 16.50 ERA (11 ER, 6.0 IP) over his final 5 ... recorded at least one strikeout in 10 of his 13 appearances ... selected from Charlotte on Aug. 19 and made White Sox debut that night vs. Texas...established career highs in IP (3.0) and strikeouts (6) in his first outing since 10/4/09 vs. Milwaukee ... went 6-3 with a 2.77 ERA (19 ER, 61.2 IP), 14 saves and 66 strikeouts over 49 games with Charlotte. 2010 2010: Spent the entire season with Class AAA Memphisin the St. Louis organization, going 1-4 with a 1.80 ERA (12 ER/60.0 IP) and 17 saves in 56 appearances ... limited opponents to a .200 (42-210) average, including a .167 (15-90) mark by left-handers ... 46 of his 56 outings were scoreless ... made 12 straight scoreless appearances from 6/6-7/8 (12.0 IP) ... was designated for assignment on 7/2 ... converted his last 12 save opportunities and posted a 0.55 ERA (1 ER/16.1 IP) in his final 14 outings. 2009 Split season between St. Louis and Memphis (AAA) making 55 relief appearances...Started the season in St. Louis before being optioned to Memphis on April 17 after three appearances...Was recalled on June 18 and again on Sept. 23 at the end of the season following a July 26 option...Picked up first Major League win vs. MIN on 6/27 with 1.1 scoreless innings allowing two hits and stranding two runners...Appeared in 17 games for St. Louis with a 1-0 record and 8.80 ERA in 15.1 IP...Allowed career-high six runs in 0.2 IP at PHI on 7/25...Recalled on Sept. 23 and finished the season with two scoreless appearances over 3.0 IP...Made 38 relief appearances for Memphis compiling a 3-3 record with 3.86 ERA and a save...Ranked third among Memphis relief pitchers with 52 strikeouts and second with 10 holds. 2008 Saw action for the first time since 2006 season after missing the entire 2007 season and most of 2008 recovering from "Tommy John" surgery (3/13/07)...missed exactly 300 games (162 in '07 and 138 in '08)...appeared in four games in a rehab. assignment at Springfield...was recalled on 9/2 from his rehab assignment and activated from the disabled list...made his first regular season appearance since 10/1/06 on 9/10 vs. CHI, tossing a 1-2-3 7th inning in just six pitches...was his first action overall since Game 4 of the 2006 World Series...did not allow a run and just 3 hits in his 7 outings (7.0 IP)...had eight K's and one walk. 2007 Reported to spring training where he experienced elbow stiffness after appearing in two Grapefruit League games. Missed the entire season after undergoing ligament transfer "Tommy John" surgery on his right elbow March 13. The surgery was performed by Dr. George Paletta. Suffered a fracture of right elbow during his rehabilitation and had surgery to repair it on Aug. 17. 2006 Ascended to a postseason roster spot in his Major League debut season after solid performances at Memphis (AAA) and in September/October for St. Louis...Had contract purchased by St. Louis on 7/2 and pitched in 10 games in July before being optioned back to Memphis on 8/1...Did not record a decision and posted a 4.26 ERA (12.2 IP / 6 ER) in his first stint with STL...Was recalled from Memphis on 9/5 and pitched superbly in September/October, allowing two runs on six hits in 11.1 IP (1.59 ERA) in 11 appearances in this span...Did not allow a run in his final eight outings for the Cards (10.2 IP)...Recorded 36 ground-ball outs to 17 fly outs with STL. Limited opponents to a .189 (17-for-90) batting average...Allowed one run in 14.0 innings (0.64 ERA) while walking two and fanning 11 in 11 games vs. N.L. Central foes...Made his Major League debut on 7/3 at ATL...Allowed home run on first pitch, the first time it has happened in MLB since 6/20/00 (M. DeWitt - TOR)...settled down and pitched 2.0 innings while fanning two...Worked 2.1 scoreless innings on 7/28 at CHI, allowing just one hit while fanning three. In four-game CHI series 7/27-30, pitched 3.1 innings and allowed a hit while fanning three...Was selected to participate in the Triple-A All-Star Game but could not attend due to his promotion to the Cardinals...Combined to pitch in 72 games and amassed 96.0 innings pitched, the most in his six-year professional career...Prior to first recall (7/2), had not allowed a run at Triple-A since 6/5, spanning 11 outings & 16.1 IP. Had at least one strikeout in all but nine games and allowed only 4 of 23 inherited runners to score...Was not scored upon in 15 straight outings at Memphis from 6/10 - 8/7 (21.0 IP, 7 H, 27 K)...Surrendered runs in just 11 of his 51 games for the Redbirds...Held right-handed batters to a .140 (21-for-150) batting average at Triple-A...Opponents batted .156 (19-for-122) against him with runners on base...Had nine games of registering three-or-more strikeouts...Did not allow a run in seven postseason games (6.1 IP) and won his only decision...allowed only three hits and held opponents to a .150 batting average (3-for-20)...induced double-play ball in decisive Game 4 of the NLDS to avert an 8th inning SD threat...appeared in three NLCS games vs. NYM...posted the win in Game 2 with a scoreless 8th inning that featured an inning-ending double-play...tossed a perfect 9th inning in Game 3 to preserve the 5-0 shutout win...pitched 1.1 scoreless innings in a Game 5 win, allowing two hits and striking out three...made two appearances in the World Series, in Game 2 & 4, totaling 1.0 IP...did not allow a hit, walked two and fanned one in the Fall Classic. 2005 A solid performance at Double-A Springfield resulted in a mid-season promotion to Memphis (AAA)...posted 11 saves, all at Springfield, which ranked 5th among Cards minor leaguers...combined to pitch in 58 games, second-most in the STL minor leagues...did not allow an earned run in 13 straight outings from 4/13-5/9 at Springfield (20.0 IP). 2004 Pitched in a total of 57 games between Tennessee (50) and Palm Beach (7)...the 57 games tied for most among pitchers in the STL minor league system. 2003 Combined to go 5-1 with a 1.11 ERA (81.0 IP / 10 ER) split between Palm Beach (A) and Tennessee (AA)...ranked 1st among relievers in the Southern League in batting average against (.142). 2002 Spent the entire season at Potomac (A) and pitched in 44 games...posted a 2.29 ERA, 8th-best among STL minor league relievers. 2001 Began professional career in the Independent Frontier League...after purchase by STL, combined to go 3-4, 3.86 ERA in 30 relief appearances at two stops...started at New Jersey (A) of the New-York Penn League...also made 27 appearances for Peoria in the Midwest League.