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Steve Kline

42-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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Philadelphia released Kline in June of 2008.

July 24, 2008  –  Steve Kline News

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Though not yet official, Kline has stated that he's done pitching professionally and all signs point to his upcoming retirement, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Steve Kline Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 32 MAJ BAL 67 0 0 61.0 59 29 11 36 30 2 4 0 4.28 1.46
2006 33 MAJ SFO 72 0 0 51.7 53 21 3 33 26 4 3 1 3.66 1.53
2007 34 MAJ SFO 68 0 0 46.0 58 24 2 17 18 1 2 2 4.70 1.65
2008 35 AAA LEH 20 0 0 22.7 28 13 3 16 8 0 2 1 5.16 1.59
Career  (View All)     796 1 0 682.3 649 266 60 493 295 34 39 39 3.51 1.38

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Steve Kline Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 32 MAJ BAL 67 0 61.0 5.31 4.43 1.20 1.62 76.9% 4.28 5.89 .261
2006 33 MAJ SFO 72 0 51.7 5.75 4.53 1.27 0.52 1.50 76.3% 3.66 4.24 .307
2007 34 MAJ SFO 68 0 46.0 3.33 3.52 0.94 0.39 1.07 70.3% 4.70 4.24 .332
2008 35 AAA LEH 20 0 22.7 6.35 3.18 2.00 1.19 69.7% 5.16 4.83 .343
Career     796 1 682.3 6.50 3.89 1.67 0.79 76.7% 3.51 4.24 .292

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Steve Kline: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Philadelphia released Kline on Wednesday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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The Phillies have no short-term plans to add Kline to their active roster, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

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The Phillies signed Kline to a minor league contract, the Associated Press reports.

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The Giants have formally released Kline, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Though the Phillies are looking to add a lefty to their bullpen, they're not interested in Kline right now, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

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Kline was designated for assignment, the team's official web site reports.

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Kline picked up his first save of the season by pitching a perfect 11th inning to help the Giants beat the Diamondbacks 5-4 Thursday.

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Kline signed a two-year contract with the Giants on Friday, ESPNews reports.

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Kline has filed for free agency.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Steve Kline.

2008

Kline had his worst season in 10 years last year, posting a 4.70 ERA and a 1.652 WHIP. He's also useless as a specialist, with lefties actually having more success against him (.318 BAA) than righties did (.287 BAA) last season. He'll continue to work in middle relief.

2007

Although he used to be a specialist, Kline has actually been peppered by lefties at .317 and .261 clips over the last two seasons, respectively. Still, he's effective enough in a middle relief role, which is where he'll be used in San Francisco this season.

2006

Kline's foray into the American League failed miserably in 2005, but he was dealt to the Giants and will attempt to pick up where Scott Eyre left off as San Francisco's main late-inning situational lefty in 2006.

2005

Kline's four seasons with St. Louis did not end well, with the lefty lashing out at the Cardinals for leaving him off of the World Series roster. Kline missed nearly all of September with a strained groin and a partially torn flexor tendon in his pitching hand. He returned to pitch well in the final three games of the season and saw action in three post-season games. He wasn't the happiest of pitchers anyway, flipping off Tony LaRussa when he warmed up but was not brought into a late June game. Still, Kline had a banner season, compiling a 1.79 ERA in 67 games. He'll work in a similar set-up role in Baltimore. If Kline can avoid the injury bug that plagued him in 2004 he should see upwards of 70 appearances with plenty of hold opportunities.

2004

Kline's strikeout rate has dropped six years in a row, and he's edging towards an area where even lefty specialists have trouble surviving. Tyler Johnson will have his job in 2005, and the transition starts in 543 . Avoid.

2003

A victim of overuse for four straight seasons (he averaged 83 appearances per year from 1998-2001), Kline finally broke down a little bit, missing time last season with a triceps injury and a knee injury. Still, Kline managed respectable year-end numbers, a 41/21 K/BB ratio, a 3.39 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. Kline抯 heavy sinker and hard slider are still death on lefties, holding them to .230/.310/.333 last season, and he should once again play a prominent role in the Cardinals bullpen.