Tyler Yates

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Tyler Yates
TylerYates.JPG
Yates pitching for the Braves in 2007
Pitcher
Born: (1977-08-07) August 7, 1977 (age 37)
Lihue, Hawaii
Batted: RightThrew: Right
MLB debut
April 10, 2004 for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
May 15, 2009 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Win–loss record12–17
Earned run average5.12
Strikeouts222
Teams
 
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Tyler Yates
TylerYates.JPG
Yates pitching for the Braves in 2007
Pitcher
Born: (1977-08-07) August 7, 1977 (age 37)
Lihue, Hawaii
Batted: RightThrew: Right
MLB debut
April 10, 2004 for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
May 15, 2009 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Win–loss record12–17
Earned run average5.12
Strikeouts222
Teams

Tyler Kali Yates (born August 7, 1977) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher

Career[edit]

Yates attended the University of Hawaii at Hilo before being drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 23rd round of the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft. He spent most of seven seasons in the Athletics and New York Mets' minor league organizations, before pitching in the majors in 2004 and managing a high 6.36 earned run average. Further experience was limited by Tommy John surgery in 2002 and rotator cuff surgery that wiped out his entire 2005 season. He was used as a relief pitcher in the Athletics farm system, but the Mets attempted to make him a starting pitcher following his 2002 surgery.

Yates recorded the first save of his career on July 14, 2006, in a 15-12 extra-inning win over the San Diego Padres.

Yates was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Pittsburgh Pirates on March 26, 2008, in exchange for minor league pitcher Todd Redmond.[1] In 2008, he was better than in 2007 with an ERA of 4.66.

Yates missed the second half of the 2009 season after having a second Tommy John procedure, performed by Dr. James Andrews, in July.[2]

He was re-signed to a minor league deal on January 4, 2010. Yates also received an invite to spring training.[3]

Personal[edit]

His brother, Kirby Yates, currently plays for the Tampa Bay Rays.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pirates acquire Yates from Braves | braves.com: News". Atlanta.braves.mlb.com. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  2. ^ Staats, Wayne (July 15, 2009). "Yates undergoes Tommy John surgery". mlb.com. Retrieved April 6, 2010. 
  3. ^ Langosch, Jenifer (January 4, 2010). "Bucs ink three to Minors deals". mlb.com. Retrieved April 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ Brothers in arms

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