Michael McKenry

Michael McKenry #48

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 10"/205
  • Age: 31


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Michael McKenry MLB Career Stats

.239 29 103 2 .725

Michael McKenry Bio

  • Full Name: Michael Charles McKenry
  • Born: 3/4/1985 in Knoxville, TN
  • Draft: 2006, Colorado Rockies, 7th rd. (198th overall)
  • College: Middle Tennessee State
  • Debut: September 8, 2010
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MLB Career Stats 838 94 200 29 103 2 .239 .319 .725


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March 21, 2016 at 4:37 PM ET

Rangers like in-house catching options

The Rangers know that Robinson Chirinos is going be their Opening Day catcher, and their discussions with other clubs have found the asking price for Jonathan Lucroy of the Brewers and Derek Norris of the Padres too high right now.

December 30, 2015 at 6:41 PM ET

McKenry inks Minor League deal with Rangers

The Rangers on Wednesday signed catcher Michael McKenry to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.


Michael McKenry Awards

AFL All-Prospect Team

Year Team League
2008 Phoenix AFL

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Asheville SAL

SAL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Asheville SAL

HWB Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Waikiki HWB

Michael McKenry Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 27, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent C Michael McKenry to a minor league contract.
May 27, 2016 C Michael McKenry assigned to Memphis Redbirds.
May 14, 2016 C Michael McKenry elected free agency.
April 19, 2016 C Michael McKenry assigned to Round Rock Express.
December 30, 2015 Texas Rangers signed free agent C Michael McKenry to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
October 15, 2015 C Michael McKenry elected free agency.
October 14, 2015 Colorado Rockies sent C Michael McKenry outright to Albuquerque Isotopes.
August 19, 2015 Colorado Rockies placed C Michael McKenry on the 60-day disabled list. Lateral meniscus tear in right knee.
June 26, 2014 Colorado Rockies activated C Michael McKenry from the bereavement list.
June 23, 2014 Colorado Rockies placed C Michael McKenry on the bereavement list.
June 4, 2014 Colorado Rockies recalled C Michael McKenry from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
May 18, 2014 Colorado Rockies optioned C Michael McKenry to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
May 3, 2014 Colorado Rockies recalled Michael McKenry from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
March 26, 2014 Colorado Rockies optioned C Michael McKenry to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
March 20, 2014 Colorado Rockies selected the contract of Michael McKenry from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
January 16, 2014 Colorado Rockies signed free agent C Michael McKenry to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
January 16, 2014 C Michael McKenry assigned to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
December 2, 2013 C Michael McKenry elected free agency.
December 2, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates designated Michael McKenry for assignment.
November 1, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates activated C Michael McKenry from the 60-day disabled list.
August 18, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates transferred C Michael McKenry from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
July 29, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates placed C Michael McKenry on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 28, 2013. left knee sprain
June 13, 2011 Boston Red Sox traded C Michael McKenry to Pittsburgh Pirates.
March 31, 2011 Boston Red Sox optioned Michael McKenry to Pawtucket Red Sox.
March 15, 2011 Colorado Rockies optioned Michael McKenry to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
September 6, 2010 Colorado Rockies recalled Michael McKenry from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
March 16, 2010 Colorado Rockies optioned Michael McKenry to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
November 20, 2009 Colorado Rockies selected the contract of Michael McKenry from Tulsa Drillers.
September 5, 2009 Michael McKenry roster status changed by Tulsa Drillers.
August 29, 2009 Tulsa Drillers placed C Michael McKenry on the temporarily inactive list.

Michael Charles McKenry Bio Info

Michael Charles McKenry...Wife's name is Jaclyn...Is a 2003 graduate of Farragut High School in Knoxville, TN, where he played baseball...Played three years of baseball at Middle Tennessee State University...Batted .390 with 13 home runs and 68 RBI in 55 games in 2006 to earn First Team All-Sun Belt and Third Team All-American honors by Collegiate Baseball...Has participated in the annual team caravan and PirateFest events the past two Decembers.


Signed as a Minor League free agent by the Rockies on Jan. 16, 2014 and went on to play 57 games with the Rockies...Began the 2014 season at Triple-A Colorado Springs and played in 23 games for the Sky Sox in 2014...hit .313 (26-for-83) with six doubles, 3 HR, 12 RBI and 15 runs with Colorado Springs...Originally called up by Rockies on May 3, then optioned on May 18...called up again on June 4 and would spend the remainder of the season with the big league club...Hit a career-best .315 (53-for-168) with nine doubles, eight HR, 22 RBI and a .910 OPS (.398 OBP, .512 SLG)...his OPS, OBP and SLG were all career-highs as well...His eight home runs and 17 extra-base hits were all the second-most for a season in his career behind the 2012 season with PIT (12 HR, 26 extra-base hits)...Was his most productive and received his most playing time after the All-Star break...hit .327 (33-for-120) with four doubles, seven HR, 15 RBI, 16 runs and 18 walks in 32 games following the All-Star break...Hit home runs in consecutive games (Aug. 6-8) for the third time in his career (twice in 2012)...had 14 multi-hit games among the 45 games he started...Collected four walks in the first game of a doubleheader Aug. 17 vs. Cincinnati...was his first career four-walk game and the 20th time a Rockies player has drawn at least four walks in a game (Todd Helton's five walks on April 29, 2007 vs. Atlanta is the Rockies' club record).


Season was limited to 41 games due to season-ending knee surgery; suffered injury to left knee while breaking up a double play at second base on 7/27 at Miami...Was a member of the Pirates Opening Day roster for the 2nd-straight season...41 games were his fewest in his three seasons with Pittsburgh...Had first career multi-homer game on 4/14 vs. Cincinnati and became the third Pittsburgh catcher in the expansion era (1961 to date) to homer in consecutive innings of a game; Don Slaught did it in the fifth and sixth innings of a 10-9 win at Cincinnati on July 2, 1993 (game one), and Smoky Burgess homered in the seventh and eighth innings of a 17-7 win at St. Louis on June 30, 1962...Had career-high four hits on 7/27 at Miami...7/27 was his final game of the season...Underwent surgery in Los Angeles on 7/30 to repair a tear of the lateral meniscus in his left knee (surgery performed by Dr. ElAttrache).

2012 Spent first full season in the Major Leagues with Pittsburgh, where he made 81 appearances (64 starts) behind the plate...Threw out 10 of the 52 (19%) runners attempting to steal against him, had three errors and was charged with two passed balls...Produced a .313 average (21-for-67) in 24 games from the seventh spot of the lineup...Connected off Chris Capuano for first home run of the season in his second start on 4/12 at Los Angeles...Hit safely in six of his seven games with an at bat during the month of April and recorded a .300 average for the month (6-for-20)...Went 3-for-3 and homered off Jonathan Papelbon on 6/26 at Philadelphia...Homered again and tallied career-high four RBI on 6/27 at Philadelphia...Went 8-for-14 during a four-game stretch in Philadelphia from 6/25-28 and hit .440 (11-for-25) during a seven-game hitting streak from 6/24 thru 7/1...Had a career-high nine-game hitting streak from 7/25 to 8/9, going 13-for-32 (.406) with four home runs and 10 RBI to raise his season batting average from .248 to .283...Hit .325 (13-for-40) in 14 games during the month of July and hit eight of his 12 home runs on the season during a 21-day stretch from 6/26 to 8/4...Batted .158 (15-for-95) in his final 39 games, beginning on 8/10, which included a hitless streak of 21 at bats from 8/15-22...Caught all 19 innings of the game on 8/19 at St. Louis...Hit final home run and recorded his last multi-hit game on 9/2 at Milwaukee...Went 6-for-50 (.120) in his last 22 games. 2011 Was a member of Colorado's 40-man roster in spring training...Was acquired by Boston on 3/29 and was assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket, where he made 29 appearances behind the plate...Had four hits and three RBI on 4/24 at Rochester...Hit safely in seven straight games from 4/24 thru 5/8, going 14-for-28 (.500) and raising season average from .105 to .340...Homered twice on 5/1 vs. Toledo...Hit safely in four of his last five games with Pawtucket before being acquired by Pittsburgh on 6/12..Made his debut with the Pirates on 6/13 and went hitless in three at bats vs. New York (NL)...Went 2-for-5 in third game on 6/15 at Houston; singled off J.A. Happ for first Major League hit...Tallied first big league RBI on 7/3 at Washington...Connected off Chicago's Carlos Marmol for first Major League home run; a three-run, game-winning shot in the 8th inning of Pittsburgh's 7-4 win at PNC Park on 7/8...Had first career three-hit game on 7/16 at Houston...Went hitless in his next 13 at bats before producing another three-hit game on 7/22 vs. St. Louis...Hit safely in career-high six straight games from 7/22-29 (10-for-25, .400), which included his third three-hit game in a span of nine games on 7/26 at Atlanta...Hit his second home run while catching all 19 innings of game at Atlanta on 7/26...Hit .196 (9-for-46) in August and went 1-for-17 in his nine games in September...Played final inning at third base in game one of a doubleheader vs. Milwaukee on 8/22 (no chances)... Led Pirates with 54 starts behind the plate...Threw out six of the 44 runners attempting to steal against him (14%), had one passed ball and committed five errors (three throwing and two due to catcher's interference)...Recorded a 3.73 ERA in his 485.0 innings caught. 2010 Spent full season with Colorado Springs (Rockies' AAA) before being a September call-up with the Rockies...Batted .356 during the month of May, which included an eight-game hitting streak from 5/9-24 (10-for-23, .435)...Had four hits and homered twice on 6/26 vs. Portland...Had second four-hit game of the season on 7/3 vs. Salt Lake...Hit two home runs and knocked in five runs on 8/4 vs. New Orleans...Hit five of his 10 home runs during the month of August...Caught 23 of the 80 runners attempting to steal against him at the Triple-A level (29%)...Made Major League debut with Colorado on 9/8 and flied out as a pinch hitter...Reached base via a walk in second game with Rockies on 9/10 vs. Arizona...Made lone start with Colorado behind the plate in final game on 10/3 at St. Louis and went hitless in four at bats. 2009 Spent entire season with Tulsa (Rockies' AA)...Led team in walks and produced a .376 on-base percentage...Hit .310 against left-handed pitchers and .263 against righthanders...Hit .296 (45-for-152) after the All-Star break...Played Winter Ball in the Dominican Republic and hit .179 (7-for-29) with three RBI in 15 games with Leones del Escogido. 2008 Spent entire season with Modesto (Rockies' A)...Led club in home runs and RBI while making 97 appearances behind the plate...Ranked second on club in walks...Went 4-for-5 with six RBI on 4/14 at Lancaster...Hit .395 (17-for-43) in 12 games during the month of June...Homered twice on 6/20 at Bakersfield...Participated in the Arizona Fall League and hit .369 (31-for-84) with nine home runs and 25 RBI in 28 games with Phoenix...Was named to the league's All-Prospect team. 2007 Led all Rockies minor league players in home runs and slugging percentage (.539) while spending entire season with Asheville...Was named to the South Atlantic League mid-season and post-season All-Star teams...Ranked fourth in the league in slugging, fourth in extra-base hits (58) and fifth in home run/at bat ratio, hitting a home run once every 18.6 AB's...Produced a .300 or higher batting average in four of the five full months of the season...Participated in the Hawaiian Winter League and batted .281 (27-for-96) with nine doubles, five home runs and 15 RBI in 26 games with Waikiki. 2006 Spent first professional season in the Northwest League with Tri-City after being selected by Colorado in the seventh round of the First-Year Player Draft...Made 46 appearances at catcher and 20 as the designated hitter.