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Austin Kearns

34-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Personal     EST. RETURN:  4/1/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 240   DOB: 5/20/1980
BORN: Lexington, KY   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Austin Kearns Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.3 million (plus incentives) deal with the Indians in December 2010.

July 12, 2013  –  Austin Kearns News

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Kearns (personal) is not expected to return to the Marlins this season, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Austin Kearns Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 24 AAA LOU 25 104 83 19 28 10 7 1 2 15 3 1 19 16 0 0 2 .337 .471 .518 .989
2005 25 AAA LOU 28 123 111 24 38 23 15 1 7 21 0 0 11 30 0 0 1 .342 .407 .685 1.092
2005 25 MAJ CIN 112 448 387 62 93 45 26 1 18 67 0 0 48 107 0 5 8 .240 .333 .452 .785
2006 26 MAJ CIN 87 368 325 53 89 38 21 1 16 50 7 1 35 85 0 3 5 .274 .351 .492 .843
2006 26 MAJ WAS 63 261 212 33 53 21 12 1 8 36 2 3 41 50 1 2 5 .250 .381 .429 .810
2006  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ CIN/WAS 150 629 537 86 142 59 33 2 24 86 9 4 76 135 1 5 10 .264 .363 .467 .830
2007 27 MAJ WAS 161 674 587 84 156 52 35 1 16 74 2 2 71 106 0 4 12 .266 .355 .411 .765
2008 28 A HAG 2 6 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .333 .667 .333 1.000
2008 28 AAA COL 5 19 14 2 6 3 1 1 1 6 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 .429 .526 .857 1.383
2008 28 MAJ WAS 86 357 313 40 68 17 10 0 7 32 2 2 35 63 0 1 8 .217 .311 .316 .627
2009 29 MAJ WAS 80 211 174 20 34 11 6 2 3 17 1 1 32 51 0 0 5 .195 .336 .305 .641
2010 30 MAJ NYY 36 119 102 13 24 5 3 0 2 7 0 0 12 38 0 0 5 .235 .345 .324 .668
2010 30 MAJ CLE 84 342 301 42 82 27 18 1 8 42 4 1 34 78 0 2 5 .272 .354 .419 .772
2010  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ NYY/CLE 120 461 403 55 106 32 21 1 10 49 4 1 46 116 0 2 10 .263 .351 .395 .746
2011 31 MAJ CLE 57 174 150 18 30 8 5 1 2 7 0 4 18 48 2 0 4 .200 .302 .287 .589
2012 32 A+ JUP 3 8 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .167 .375 .167 .542
2012 32 MAJ MIA 87 175 147 21 36 10 6 0 4 16 2 1 22 44 0 0 6 .245 .366 .367 .733
2013 33 MAJ MIA 19 31 27 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 0 0 0 .185 .290 .185 .475
3-Year Averages     54 125 108 14 23 5 3 0 2 7 0 1 14 33 0 0 3 .213 .320 .296 .616
Career  (View All)     1125 4,179 3,606 522 914 321 187 13 121 494 33 21 475 898 3 20 75 .253 .351 .413 .764

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Austin Kearns: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 4 1 3
2012 2 34 22 12 2
2011 54 36 19 1
2010 118 91 5 32 2
2009 57 3 54

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Austin Kearns Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013152000.200.200.494
20129710291.196.299.603

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013121000.167.167.452
20125011271.340.500.976

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013221000.182.182.462
20127011282.257.357.745

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201352000.200.200.533
20127710280.234.377.721
Austin Kearns Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 24 AAA LOU 104 83 18.3% 15.4% 1.19 81% .400 .181
2005 25 AAA LOU 123 111 8.9% 24.4% 0.37 73% .419 .343
2005 25 MAJ CIN 448 387 10.7% 23.9% 0.45 72% .286 .212
2006 26 MAJ CIN 368 325 9.5% 23.1% 0.41 74% .326 .218
2006 26 MAJ WAS 261 212 15.7% 19.2% 0.82 76% .292 .179
2006  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ CIN/WAS 629 537 12.1% 21.5% 0.56 75% .312 .203
2007 27 MAJ WAS 674 587 10.5% 15.7% 0.67 82% .301 .145
2008 28 A HAG 6 3 50% 16.7% 3.00 67% .500 .000
2008 28 AAA COL 19 14 15.8% 10.5% 1.50 86% .455 .428
2008 28 MAJ WAS 357 313 9.8% 17.6% 0.56 80% .251 .099
2009 29 MAJ WAS 211 174 15.2% 24.2% 0.63 71% .258 .110
2010 30 MAJ NYY 119 102 10.1% 31.9% 0.32 63% .355 .089
2010 30 MAJ CLE 342 301 9.9% 22.8% 0.44 74% .344 .147
2010  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ NYY/CLE 461 403 10% 25.2% 0.40 71% .347 .132
2011 31 MAJ CLE 174 150 10.3% 27.6% 0.38 68% .280 .087
2012 32 A+ JUP 8 6 12.5% 0% 0.00 100% .167 .000
2012 32 MAJ MIA 175 147 12.6% 25.1% 0.50 70% .323 .122
2013 33 MAJ MIA 31 27 12.9% 25.8% 0.50 70% .263 .000
3-Year Averages     125 108 11.2% 26.4% 0.42 69% .288 .083
Career     4,179 3,606 11.4% 21.5% 0.53 75% .307 .160

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Austin Kearns: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kearns was transferred to the restricted list Sunday, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

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Kearns was placed on the bereavement list Sunday, MLB.com reports.

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Kearns left the team to attend to a family matter, Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post reports.

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Kearns returned to the starting lineup Wednesday and went 2-for-4 in the Marlins loss to the Nationals.

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Kearns (chest) will man right field and bat sixth in Wednesday's game against the Nationals.

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Kearns (chest) has been cleared to play, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

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Kearns (chest) did some throwing and catching Tuesday, but has not been cleared to fully resume baseball activities, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

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Kearns (chest) has been discharged from the hospital, but will miss at least the next couple days, MLB.com reports.

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Kearns was scratched from Sunday's lineup after experiencing an irregular heartbeat prior to the game, the Palm Beach Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Austin Kearns.

2013

Kearns functioned as primarily a bench player in 2012, garnering just 147 at-bats for the Marlins. He popped four home runs and drove in 16 RBI while batting .245 with 21 runs scored and a pair of stolen bases. The owner of an unexciting .254/.351/.415 slash line over his career, Kearns has topped 175 at-bats just once over his past four seasons and remains little more than a bench player with limited upside at this point.

2011

The Yankees acquired Kearns in late July, but he hit just .235 in the Bronx and was rarely used down the stretch. On the plus side, his .395 SLG was improved over his final two miserable years in Washington, though it seems unlikely that he's ever going to recapture the power he flashed during his 24-homer campaign in 2006. Kearns will likely fill a part-time outfield role after signing again with the Indians.

2010

If you thought Kearns' numbers had bottomed out in 2008, you were wrong. The Nationals paid him $1 million this offseason to buy out his contract and make him go away. He signed a minor league contract with Cleveland and will try to win a reserve role this spring, but he's more likely to spend most of the season at Triple-A. He's also coming back from thumb surgery that ended his season in August.

2009

It's truly incredible, and typical of general manager Jim Bowden's irrational loyalty to "his" players, that the Nationals gave Kearns over 300 at-bats as a corner outfielder in the majors despite a .313 SLG. There is no reason whatsoever for him to be anything more than a guy trying to hang onto a major league bench job, and with the acquisition of Josh Willingham that would seem to be his situation heading into the spring.

2008

Although he hit 16 home runs Kearns posted a career-worst .411 SLG in 2007, and no player will be happier to get out of RFK Stadium's less-than-cozy confines. He'll turn 28 this season and there still could be some upside here, but at this point it seems like it's time to acknowledge than Kearns will never be the star he was expected to be and instead just a solid all-around player.

2007

Stolen from the Reds in a deal that saw the likes of Royce Clayton go the other way, Kearns had an up-and-down start to his Nationals career, seeing his power slip but his walk rate shoot through the roof. The hope remains that at some point Kearns will combine the various skills he's flashed over the years into one All-Star package, but until he does you shouldn't count on him to see more than modest gains on what was, still, a career season for him in 2006.

2006

This will be the third season in a row that we'll be calling Kearns a good buy-low candidate, but we have good reason for our optimism, perhaps more so than in other seasons. He's injury-free, doesn't have any competition for a starting job and didn't have to deal with a potential position change this offseason. Kearns turns just 26 in May, so while it seems like he's struggled forever, he's still young enough to recapture the potential displayed by his promising rookie season in 2002.

2005

The Reds have five players (Adam Dunn, Kearns, Griffey, Wily Mo Pena and Sean Casey) for four spots, and they signed Joe Randa to fill their third-base vacancy, rather than experiment with Kearns there. Normally Kearns would be a perfect "buy-low" candidate this spring, but the crowded outfield adds an element of risk. A strong spring lessened that risk, and it now appears that he'll be the starter most often in right field. If Griffey doesn't get hurt, however, Pena will remain a threat.

2004

Kearns suffered a shoulder injury May 21 when he slid headfirst into home plate on a wild pitch, colliding with Braves pitcher Ray King as he covered home. The injury turned out to be far more serious than originally diagnosed, as Kearns tried to play through it for about two months unsuccessfully. His injury will be the most recent example of for those who advocate against headfirst slides. He finally had surgery in August, and is expected to be 100 percent for the start of spring training. There's a reasonable possibility that he'll come undervalued in 2004, with fantasy owners focusing on the mediocre numbers he posted after the injury.

2003

What's not to like here? Kearns may have finished third in the NL Rookie of the Year balloting, but only Mark Prior might have a higher upside than Kearns from this rookie class. If the Reds can somehow coax 145 games from Ken Griffey Jr., their outfield looks extraordinarily imposing. Kearns' 24 doubles indicate that there might be a power outburst in 2003. Thirty homers are within reach.