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Kurt Birkins

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 192   DOB: 8/11/1980   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kurt Birkins Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract, Feb. 2008.

August 6, 2009  –  Kurt Birkins News

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Kurt Birkins 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 24 AA BOW 26 24 0 129.0 134 57 8 114 42 7 11 0 3.98 1.36
2006 25 A A 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2006 25 AA BOW 2 0 0 4.0 5 4 2 5 1 0 1 0 9.00 1.50
2006 25 AAA OTT 5 5 0 25.3 20 9 2 19 11 1 3 0 3.20 1.22
2006 25 MAJ BAL 35 0 0 31.0 25 17 4 27 16 5 2 0 4.94 1.32
2007 26 AAA NOR 20 19 0 105.7 102 36 6 98 38 8 4 0 3.07 1.32
2007 26 MAJ BAL 19 2 0 34.3 52 31 3 30 14 1 2 0 8.13 1.92
2008 27 AAA DUR 36 1 0 40.7 57 34 4 29 28 2 3 0 7.52 2.09
2008 27 MAJ TAM 6 0 0 10.0 5 1 0 7 5 0 0 0 0.90 1.00
2009 28 AA TUL 2 2 0 9.0 11 6 1 4 2 0 1 0 6.00 1.44
2009 28 AAA COL 25 12 0 67.0 68 26 8 58 27 3 2 0 3.49 1.42
2010 29 AAA COL 23 15 0 80.1 102 52 9 58 22 5 8 0 0 0 5.83 1.55
Career  (View All)     60 2 0 75.3 82 49 7 64 35 6 4 0 5.85 1.55

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Kurt Birkins Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Kurt Birkins 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 24 AA BOW 26 24 129.0 7.95 2.93 2.71 0.56 70.8% 3.98 3.47 .335
2006 25 A A 1 0 1.0 9.00 9.00 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 4.20 .000
2006 25 AA BOW 2 0 4.0 11.25 2.25 5.00 4.50 50% 9.00 7.95 .323
2006 25 AAA OTT 5 5 25.3 6.75 3.91 1.73 0.71 75.9% 3.20 4.15 .256
2006 25 MAJ BAL 35 0 31.0 7.84 4.65 1.69 1.16 0.83 64.9% 4.94 4.74 .258
2007 26 AAA NOR 20 19 105.7 8.35 3.24 2.58 0.51 77.6% 3.07 3.30 .324
2007 26 MAJ BAL 19 2 34.3 7.86 3.67 2.14 0.79 1.67 55.6% 8.13 3.85 .423
2008 27 AAA DUR 36 1 40.7 6.42 6.20 1.04 0.89 63% 7.52 5.27 .382
2008 27 MAJ TAM 6 0 10.0 6.30 4.50 1.40 0.00 1.56 90% 86.8 MPH 0.90 3.35 .191
2009 28 AA TUL 2 2 9.0 4.00 2.00 2.00 1.00 58.3% 6.00 5.09 .319
2009 28 AAA COL 25 12 67.0 7.79 3.63 2.15 1.07 79.3% 3.49 4.27 .314
2010 29 AAA COL 23 15 80.1 6.52 2.47 2.64 1.01 62.6% 5.83 4.07 .356
Career     60 2 75.3 7.65 4.18 1.83 0.84 61.8% 5.85 4.15 .336

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Kurt Birkins: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Birkins was released by the Rays on Friday.

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Birkins was optioned to Triple-A Durham.

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Birkins pitched one scoreless inning in relief for the Rays on Tuesday (no hits, one walk, one strikeout).

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Birkins (left elbow) has been activated from the disabled list, the Bradenton Herald reports.

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Birkins threw two innings in an extended spring training game on Monday, the Associated Press reports.

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Birkins (elbow) threw his first batting practice session on Saturday since being placed on the DL, the Rays' official site reports.

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The Rays will place Birkins (nerve irritation in elbow) on the 15-day DL to start the season.

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Birkins (ulnar nerve irritation) likely will start the year on the DL, Rays manager Joe Maddon told the Tampa Tribune Monday morning.

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Birkins suffered an irritated ulnar nerve, but nothing worse, in Saturday's game, the St. Petersburg Times reports.

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Birkins (left elbow stiffness) had to leave Saturday's Rays-Braves game, the St. Petersburg Times reports.

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Birkins was claimed off waivers by Tampa Bay on Monday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Kurt Birkins.

2008

While the left-handed Birkins did put up some ugly numbers in less than 35 innings with the Orioles in 2007, he was somewhat effective in 19 Triple-A starts with a great strikeout rate. And, did we mention he's a lefty? The Rays likely will give Birkins a chance to claim a major league roster spot in the spring, either at the back of the rotation or in long relief.

2007

Birkins, a soft-tossing 26-year-old lefty, made his major league debut in 2006 and managed to fool major league hitters by allowing only one earned run and three hits in 14 innings in May. After that, the league caught up with Birkins and torched him for an 8.81 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in June and July before his season was derailed due to elbow tenderness. He'll compete with John Parrish and Brian Burres to be the second lefty behind Jamie Walker in the bullpen, but don't expect much out of Birkins even if he makes the team.