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Another great Yates

Kirby Yates follows his brother into the major leagues

By Steve Hunt
Special to the Star-Advertiser

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 19, 2014

~~<p>ARLINGTON, Texas &raquo; Kirby Yates concedes that when the Tampa Bay Rays called him up from the minors in June, he was running on adrenaline. But after 22 appearances over the past couple of months, the Lihue native has grown accustomed to life in the majors.</p>
<p>In 23 appearances, Yates has yielded only six earned runs in 25 2&frasl;3 innings for a stellar ERA of 2.19. He has 30 strikeouts and only seven walks with two saves and a record of 0-1. These are the kind of numbers Tampa manager Joe Maddon is looking for from his 27-year-old reliever.</p>
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ARLINGTON, Texas » Kirby Yates concedes that when the Tampa Bay Rays called him up from the minors in June, he was running on adrenaline. But after 22 appearances over the past couple of months, the Lihue native has grown accustomed to life in the majors.

In 23 appearances, Yates has yielded only six earned runs in 25 2⁄3 innings for a stellar ERA of 2.19. He has 30 strikeouts and only seven walks with two saves and a record of 0-1. These are the kind of numbers Tampa manager Joe Maddon is looking for from his 27-year-old reliever. Login for more...



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