Rockies offer $6.25M to Tyler Kinley, injured reliever

Rockies offer $6.25M to Tyler Kinley, injured reliever

DENVER — Right-hander Tyler Kinley The Colorado Rockies Friday's agreement was for a $6.25m, three-year contract. This could be increased to $9.25m if he is the team's closer after he recovers from elbow surgery.

Kinley will receive $1.2 million next season and $1.3 million 2024. This would be his last year of free-agent eligibility. He earns a $3million salary in 2025. The Rockies offer a $5million team option 2026 with a $750,000 buyout.

His 2025 salary can rise by $1.5 million and his 2026 option prices can go up by $1.5 million for games that were played in the prior season. He will be paid $500,000 for 20-25, 25 and 30.

Kinley was the setup man for closer. Daniel Bard This season, he posted a 0.75 ERA and struck out 27 while walking six. After an MRI on June 8, he didn't pitch again after that. It was discovered that he had a torn flexor tendons in his elbow. He had surgery in July Texas Rangers Dr. Keith Meister is the team physician and will likely miss a substantial portion of 2023.

Kinley is currently 7-6 with a 4.44 ERA over five major league seasons in Minnesota (2018) and Miami (2018-19) as well as Colorado (2020-22).

Colorado also claimed left-hander Brent Suter Waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.

In 54 games this season, the 33-year old Suter was 5-3 and had a 3.78 ERA. He struck out 53 times and walked 22 during 66 1/3 innings.

Suter, who had spent his whole big league career with Milwaukee before making his debut in 2016, was a Milwaukee native. He was the longest-tenured Brewer.

In 196 career appearances, Suter has a record of 36-19 and a 3.51 ERA. This includes 39 starts. In 394 1/3 innings, he has 338 strikeouts.

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