Michael Kirkman

Michael Kirkman #50

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 4"/215
  • Age: 30

Michael Kirkman Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
0-0 19.29 2.1 1 3.43

Michael Kirkman MLB Career Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2-6 5.28 109.0 104 1.50

Michael Kirkman Bio

  • Full Name: Michael Scott Kirkman
  • Born: 9/18/1986 in Lake City, FL
  • Draft: 2005, Texas Rangers, 5th rd. (159th overall)
  • High School: Columbia, Lake City, FL
  • Debut: 8/21/2010
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2016 Stats 0 0 19.29 2 0 0 2.1 1 3.43
MLB Career Stats 2 6 5.28 96 0 1 109.0 104 1.50
  • Status: Designated for Assignment

Michael Kirkman Sinker Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 Brewers NL 26 Sinker 91.60 91.57 2137.00 6.49 91.46
MLB Avg - - - Sinker 91.78 91.58 2111.00 6.20 90.21
Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 Brewers NL 26 Sinker 91.60 91.57 2137.00 6.49 91.46
MLB Avg - - - Sinker 91.78 91.58 2111.00 6.20 90.21

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May 13, 2016 at 2:40 AM ET

Brewers acquire reliever Marinez in trade with Rays

The Brewers made a late-night trade on Thursday, acquiring right-handed reliever Jhan Mariñez from the Rays in exchange for cash.

May 7, 2016 at 9:09 PM ET

Kirkman joins Crew's 'pen after whirlwind week

Michael Kirkman's weird week and a half carried him from San Francisco to Los Angeles to San Diego to El Paso to Cincinnati, where he joined the Brewers' bullpen on Saturday.

Awards

Michael Kirkman Awards

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Texas AL

PCL Pitcher of the Year

Year Team League
2010 Okla. City PCL

PCL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Okla. City PCL

PCL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Okla. City PCL

PCL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
06/14/2010 Okla. City PCL
08/09/2010 Okla. City PCL

Michael Kirkman Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
October 3, 2016 LHP Michael Kirkman elected free agency.
May 17, 2016 Milwaukee Brewers sent LHP Michael Kirkman outright to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
May 13, 2016 Milwaukee Brewers designated LHP Michael Kirkman for assignment.
May 7, 2016 Milwaukee Brewers activated LHP Michael Kirkman.
May 5, 2016 Milwaukee Brewers claimed LHP Michael Kirkman off waivers from San Diego Padres.
May 2, 2016 San Diego Padres designated LHP Michael Kirkman for assignment.
April 26, 2016 San Diego Padres selected the contract of LHP Michael Kirkman from El Paso Chihuahuas.
March 26, 2016 LHP Michael Kirkman assigned to San Diego Padres.
February 29, 2016 LHP Michael Kirkman assigned to El Paso Chihuahuas.
February 23, 2016 San Diego Padres signed free agent LHP Michael Kirkman to a minor league contract.
August 1, 2015 Colorado Springs Sky Sox released LHP Michael Kirkman.
May 3, 2015 LHP Michael Kirkman assigned to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
April 21, 2015 Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent LHP Michael Kirkman to a minor league contract.
March 17, 2015 Texas Rangers released LHP Michael Kirkman.
December 4, 2014 Texas Rangers signed free agent LHP Michael Kirkman to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
December 2, 2014 LHP Michael Kirkman elected free agency.
September 2, 2014 Texas Rangers selected the contract of LHP Michael Kirkman from Round Rock Express.
May 10, 2014 Round Rock Express activated LHP Michael Kirkman from the 7-day disabled list.
April 24, 2014 Round Rock Express placed LHP Michael Kirkman on the 7-day disabled list.
April 1, 2014 Texas Rangers sent LHP Michael Kirkman outright to Round Rock Express.
March 28, 2014 Texas Rangers designated LHP Michael Kirkman for assignment.
September 1, 2013 Texas Rangers activated LHP Michael Kirkman from the 60-day disabled list.
August 2, 2013 Texas Rangers sent LHP Michael Kirkman on a rehab assignment to Round Rock Express.
June 12, 2013 Texas Rangers transferred LHP Michael Kirkman from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Cutaneous lymphoma in right triceps.
June 9, 2013 Texas Rangers placed LHP Michael Kirkman on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 7, 2013. Cutaneous lymphoma in right triceps.
June 12, 2012 Texas Rangers recalled Michael Kirkman from Round Rock Express.
June 12, 2012 Texas Rangers activated LHP Michael Kirkman.
March 31, 2012 Texas Rangers optioned Michael Kirkman to Round Rock Express.
November 2, 2011 Michael Kirkman roster status changed by Texas Rangers.
September 30, 2011 Texas Rangers reassigned LHP Michael Kirkman to the minor leagues.
September 11, 2011 Texas Rangers recalled Michael Kirkman from Round Rock Express.
July 2, 2011 Texas Rangers optioned Michael Kirkman to Round Rock Express.
May 27, 2011 Texas Rangers recalled Michael Kirkman from Round Rock Express.
April 20, 2011 Texas Rangers optioned Michael Kirkman to Round Rock Express.
April 15, 2011 Texas Rangers recalled Michael Kirkman from Round Rock Express.
March 25, 2011 Texas Rangers optioned Michael Kirkman to Round Rock Express.
October 15, 2010 Michael Kirkman roster status changed by Texas Rangers.
October 6, 2010 Texas Rangers reassigned LHP Michael Kirkman to the minor leagues.
August 20, 2010 Texas Rangers recalled Michael Kirkman from Oklahoma City RedHawks.
April 7, 2010 Michael Kirkman assigned to Oklahoma City RedHawks from Frisco RoughRiders.
March 24, 2010 Texas Rangers optioned Michael Kirkman to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
November 19, 2009 Texas Rangers selected the contract of Michael Kirkman from Frisco RoughRiders.
July 2, 2009 Michael Kirkman roster status changed by Frisco RoughRiders.
June 23, 2009 Frisco RoughRiders placed LHP Michael Kirkman on the 7-day disabled list.
May 23, 2009 LHP Michael Kirkman assigned to Frisco RoughRiders from Bakersfield Blaze.
April 9, 2009 Michael Kirkman assigned to Bakersfield Blaze from Hickory Crawdads.

Michael Scott Kirkman Bio Info

Michael Scott Kirkman…he and his wife, Lorie (8/10/09), have twin daughters Anna Elizabeth (11/9/11) and Ellie Katherine (11/10/11)…has participated in the Rangers winter caravan in 3 of the past 4 offseasons, making appearances in the DFW Metroplex and outer markets…participated in the United Concordia Dental Clinic at Mission Arlington…hobbies include hunting and fishing.

2013

Made the Opening Day roster for the first time in his career and spent the first 2 months with Texas before landing on the disabled list…returned to the Rangers in September after a month-long rehab assignment with Round Rock (AAA) but did not appear in a game the rest of the way…was placed on the disabled list June 9 (retroactive to June 7) with a recurrence of a cutaneous lymphoma located in the area of his right triceps…underwent treatment and returned to baseball activities in August.

2012 Opened the season with Round Rock but joined the Rangers in mid-June and spent the remainder of the campaign on the club's active roster...TEXAS: Recalled from Round Rock on June 12 when Alexi Ogando was placed on the 15-day DL with a right groin strain, and would spend the rest of the year in the Texas bullpen...went 1-2 with a 3.82 ERA (15 ER/35.1 IP) in 28 appearances, establishing ML career bests in games, innings, strikeouts (38), WHIP (1.160) and games finished (9)...was 0-for-2 in save chances and had one hold...allowed just 5 of 23 (21.7%) inherited runners to score, and first batters were 5-for-25 (.200) with 2 HR, 2 walks, and 5 RBI... runs allowed in 8 appearances, multiple runs 5 times...limited opposing hitters to a .182 average (24-132), including a .160 mark (13-81) by right-handed batters...among left-handed relievers in the A.L. with at least 125 opponent at-bats, ranked 3rd in opponents average and 8th with a 9.68 strikeouts-per-nine-innings rate (38 K/35.1 IP)...set career highs with 5 strikeouts and 5.0 innings in relief, June 25 vs. DET...both of his losses were walkoffs: a leadoff HR by Brandon Hicks in the 9th inning on July 18 at OAK; and a game-ending throwing error by Mike Olt that allowed Eric Hosmer to score in the 10th inning on Aug. 5 at KC...inherited the bases loaded and stranded all 3 runners on 3 occasions, including twice with just one out in the inning...one of those instances came in his lone win, Aug. 18 at TOR, a 2-1 Texas victory...posted career-best 10.2-inning scoreless streak over 9 outings Aug. 10-31, holding opponents to a .114 average (4-35) in that span with 10 K's...pitched on consecutive days on 4 occasions...ROUND ROCK: Went 5-1 with a 5.25 ERA (28 ER/48.0 IP) and 48 strikeouts against 31 walks in 15 games/8 starts...began the season in the bullpen, posting an 11.12 ERA (8 ER/5.2 IP) in 5 appearances before joining the starting rotation on April 20...made 8 consecutive starts, April 20-May 27, going 4-1 with a 4.71 ERA (19 ER/36.1 IP)...shifted back to the bullpen at the start of June, allowing 2 runs over 6.0 innings in 2 appearances before the promotion...walked multiple batters in all 8 starts and had at least 5 strikeouts in each of his final 5 starts...permitted only 5 home runs in 48.0 innings...was 5-0 with a 3.40 ERA (14 ER/37.0 IP) over his last 8 games/6 starts before being recalled...on May 6 at Memphis, recorded season highs with 7 strikeouts and 5 walks while allowing just one hit (solo HR) over season-high-tying 6.0 innings. 2011 The 24-year-old left-hander shuttled between Round Rock and Texas...started season with the Express as a starter before shifting to a relief role in May...spent September with the big league club for a second straight season. 2010 Was recalled from Oklahoma City (AAA) on August 20 ... his 1.65 ERA was the 2nd lowest among any pitcher who appeared with the Rangers in 2010 to Alexi Ogando (1.30)...issued a run in just 2 of 14 outings, permitted one of 12 inherited runners to score, and allowed 2 of 14 1st batters to reach base ... opponents batted .161 (9-56) with LHB at .214 (6-28) and RHB at .107 (3-28) ... permitted just one extra-base hit, a Dewayne Wise double on Sept. 7 at Toronto that scored his 1st career run allowed ... made his major league debut on Aug. 21 at Baltimore and retired all 4 batters, fanning the 1st 3 hitters faced (Ty Wigginton/Luke Scott/Adam Jones) ... was 1st pitcher to strike out as many as 1st 3 batters faced in majors since Tampa Bay's Wade Davis (3), Sept. 6, 2009 vs. Detroit ... worked 9.0 scoreless innings over his 1st 8 outings, the 3rd-longest scoreless streak in relief to begin a major league career with Texas behind Jeff Zimmerman (11.2 IP in 1999) and Alexi Ogando (11.0 IP in 2010) ... pitched 5.2 scoreless frames in next 5 outings before allowing 2 runs in 0.2 innings in final game on Oct. 1 vs. Los Angeles, failing in lone save opportunity ... ERA rose from 0.57 to 1.65 with that outing ... .longest outing was 2.2 innings, August 26 vs. Minnesota ... recorded 3 strikeouts twice ... made 3 playoff appearances, allowing one run in 2.2 innings ... worked 2.0 scoreless innings in Game 5 of ALCS vs. the Yankees and appeared in each of 1st 2 games of the World Series against the Giants, permitting a run in 0.2 IP ... was not on the ALDS active roster. 2009 Combined to go 9-8 with a 3.48 ERA (56 ER/144.2 IP) in 26 games/25 starts this season for Bakersfield (High-A) and Frisco (AA)...he recorded 61 walks against 118 strikeouts, holding opposing batters to a .251 (136-542) average with 10 home runs...he allowed more than 4 earned runs in just 2 of his 26 outings, also permitting multiple home runs just twice...held opposition scoreless 5 times...opposing teams had 2-hits-or-less in 6 of his 25 starts, all outings of at least 6.0 innings...ranked among Texas organizational leaders in wins (T4th), strikeouts (5th), and ERA (6th)...for the year, opponents batted .251 (136-542). 2008 Split the season between Spokane (Rookie-Advanced) and Clinton (Low-A)...combined to go 5-4, 3.84 (36 ER/84.1 IP) in 17 games/16 starts...did not make first appearance until June with Clinton...posted a 5.63 (5 ER/8.0 IP) in 2 starts with Clinton...transferred to Spokane June 15...made 2 starts there, going 1-1, 0.00 (0 ER/10.0 IP) with 9 strikeouts...promoted back to Clinton on June 29...went 3-0, 2.17 (9 ER/37.1 IP) in first 3 starts with LumberKings after promotion...was 1-3, 7.07 (22 ER/28.0 IP) over final 6 starts. 2007 Combined to go 1-5, 7.18 (32 ER/40.1 IP) with 37 walks and 36 strikeouts in 14 games/8 starts with Spokane and Clinton...began the year with the Indians and went 0-4, 9.45 (21 ER/20.0 IP) in his first 6 games/starts...moved to the bullpen for 3 appearances and did not allow a run across 7.0 innings...transferred to Clinton on Aug. 6...made 2 starts in the rotation (0-1, 6 ER/8.0 IP) before joining the bullpen for 3 additional appearances (5 ER/5.1 IP)...placed on the DL on Aug. 29 with a laceration on his left hand, ending his season. 2006 Split season between Clinton and AZL Rangers (Rookie)...combined to go 1-5, 9.69 (37 ER/34.1 IP) with no HR allowed and 30 strikeouts over 14 games/10 starts...placed on disabled list with right hamstring strain on May 10...activated on June 19 and transferred to Arizona...went 1-0, 2.70 (2 ER/6.2 IP) in 4 relief appearances and 0-2, 21.60 (20 ER/8.1 IP) in 4 starts...did not appear in a game after July 26. 2005 Spent first professional season with the Arizona Rangers after signing on June 9...recorded a 3.44 ERA (20 ER/52.1 IP), 3rd-best among qualifying Texas minor leaguers and 3rd in the AZL...also ranked 4th in the Arizona League with 58 strikeouts...led Arizona staff in ERA and innings pitched...earned first professional win on July 31 at Cubs, allowing 2 runs in 4.0 relief innings...compiled a 2.25 ERA (9 ER/36.0 IP) in final 9 games/4 starts to lower season mark from 6.06 to 3.44.