Kirby Yates RUMORS & NEWS

  • Blue Jays' Kirby Yates has Tommy John surgery, out for season

    Sportsnet "oronto Blue Jays closer Kirby Yates had successful Tommy John surgery on Wednesday and will miss the entire 2021 season. General manager Ross Atkins revealed on Tuesday that Yates would "most likely" need Tommy John. The injuries are just the latest..." March 26

  • How Kirby Yates' injury creates new opportunities for Blue Jays

    Sportsnet "At the same that Kirby Yates’ season-ending surgery left the Toronto Blue Jays with a significant hole on the roster, his loss may have also created new opportunities for them. The $5.5-million contract signed by the closer in January included performance bonuses..." March 26

  • Blue Jays closer Kirby Yates likely to have Tommy John surgery and miss season

    TSN "Toronto Blue Jays closer Kirby Yates had an MRI on his injured right elbow and will likely have Tommy John surgery, ending his 2021 season, according to Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins.  Yates, a 2019 All-Star, signed a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Blue Jays..." March 23

  • Blue Jays' Kirby Yates out multiple weeks with flexor strain

    The Score "The Toronto Blue Jays announced Monday that right-hander Kirby Yates is expected to miss multiple weeks with a flexor strain in his right arm, according to the Toronto Star's Laura Armstrong. The Blue Jays are reportedly continuing to gather information..." March 22

  • Blue Jays betting on Kirby Yates bouncing back as a dominant force

    Sportsnet "Kirby Yates has been through this type of situation before, heading into the new year after a difficult and trying down season, seeking to regain his form on the mound and establish his place on the roster. The circumstances were different back then, when a waiver claim by the..." January 23

  • Blue Jays' Kirby Yates brings difference-making splitter to bullpen

    Sportsnet "Even by MLB reliever standards, Kirby Yates’ road to the Toronto Blue Jays — the 33-year-old’s sixth MLB organization after finalizing a one-year, $5.5-million deal on Wednesday — has been a winding one. First drafted by the Boston Red Sox in..." January 22

  • Toronto Blue Jays have deal with closer Kirby Yates

    MLB.com "The Blue Jays are in agreement on a deal with right-hander Kirby Yates, according to a report from MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal. The deal, which is pending a physical, has not been confirmed by the team. The interest was first reported by TSN’s Scott..." January 19

  • Reliever Kirby Yates firmly on Blue Jays' radar

    TSN "It appears the off-season is getting busier for the Toronto Blue Jays. After agreeing to a one-year deal with right-hander Tyler Chatwood on Monday, TSN Blue Jays reporter Scott Mitchell tweets that free agent reliever Kirby Yates is "firmly" on the Blue Jays'..." January 19

  • Padres not among 5 finalists for Kirby Yates

    The Score "Free-agent right-hander Kirby Yates has narrowed down the offers he's considering to five teams, and the San Diego Padres are not one of them, a source told Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Acee didn't name the clubs considering Yates but did..." January 18

  • Dodgers have 'significant interest' in Kirby Yates

    True Blue L.A. "Blake Treinen returning to the Dodgers on a two-year deal brings back one of manager Dave Roberts’ most trusted relievers. The bullpen has dominated the Dodgers’ offseason moves to date, and they might not be done adding. The Dodgers have “significant..." January 08