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Top Patrick Kivlehan News

  • Patrick Kivlehan: Heading to Japan

    Kivlehan agreed to a contract with the Yakult Swallows of Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan on Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

    Kivlehan joined the White Sox on a minor-league deal in February, but he apparently didn't like his chances stateside after failing to make the Opening Day roster. The 32-year-old appeared in three games at the Triple-A level this season and went 5-for-12 with two homers.

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  • White Sox's Patrick Kivlehan: Signs with White Sox

    Kivlehan signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Friday.

    Kivlehan made just five big-league appearances with the Padres in 2021, his first taste of action in the majors since 2018. He'll likely serve as organizational depth for the White Sox during the 2022 campaign.

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  • Padres' Patrick Kivlehan: Sent back to minors

    Kivlehan was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Monday.

    Kivlehan will head back to the minors after both Jurickson Profar and Jorge Mateo were cleared to return from the COVID-19 injured list. He went 1-for-4 with two RBI and two walks during his time with the big club (five games).

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  • Padres' Patrick Kivlehan: Gets big-league call-up

    The Padres selected Kivlehan's contract from Triple-A El Paso ahead of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Rockies.

    The 31-year-old journeyman will return to the big leagues for the first time since 2018 in the aftermath of the Padres placing five position players on the COVID-19 injured list for the past two days. Two of the players that were moved to the IL were a pair of utility options in Jurickson Profar and Jorge Mateo, so Kivlehan will likely be tasked with replacing them. Kivlehan has experience at all three outfield spots as well as first and third base.

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  • Padres' Patrick Kivlehan: Sent out to minors camp

    The Padres reassigned Kivlehan to minor-league camp Wednesday.

    Kivlehan was one of five non-roster invitees with prior MLB experience that was among the latest wave of cuts from Padres camp. He previously appeared in 132 games with the Padres, Reds and Diamondbacks from 2016 through 2018, posting a .208/.302/.401 slash line over 242 lifetime plate appearances. The 31-year-old outfielder will likely report to Triple-A El Paso.

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  • Padres' Patrick Kivlehan: Receives camp invite from Friars

    Kivlehan signed a minor-league contract with the Padres on Sunday that includes an invitation to major-league spring training, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    The 31-year-old spent the start of the 2020 season at the Blue Jays' alternate training site, but he was released in mid-August without seeing game action. Kivlehan last appeared in the majors with Arizona in 2018 and went 3-for-13 with two triples and six strikeouts in nine games.

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  • Patrick Kivlehan: Let go by Toronto

    Kivlehan was released by the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports.

    The 30-year-old signed as a non-roster invitee in December and was added to the 60-player pool for summer camp, but he was unable to maintain his spot with the team. Kivlehan had a .255/.339/.532 slash line with 32 homers in 125 games between Double-A and Triple-A last season.

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  • Blue Jays' Patrick Kivlehan: Included in roster pool

    The Blue Jays added Kivlehan to their 60-man roster pool Thursday.

    Kivlehan, pitcher Bryan Baker and outfielder Josh Palacios all joined the 60-man pool, bringing the Blue Jays' total to 62 men. As Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca notes, teams can only exceed the 60-man limit by placing players on the COVID-19 injured list, which suggests at least two Blue Jays included in the roster pool have tested positive for the coronavirus. Kivlehan has logged 242 plate appearances at the MLB level, but he spent the entire 2019 campaign in the minors, seeing most of his action at the Triple-A level and slashing .255/.339/.532 overall with 32 home runs and 84 RBI in 125 games. Though he'll join the Blue Jays for summer camp, Kivlehan is unlikely to crack the team's 30-man Opening Day roster.

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  • Blue Jays' Patrick Kivlehan: Invited to big-league camp

    Kivlehan signed a minor-league deal to remain with Toronto on Monday.

    Kivlehan receives an invitation to major-league camp as part of the deal. Heading into his age-30 season with a career .208/.302/.401 slash line in 242 plate appearances at the highest level, he's a long shot at best to break camp with the team.

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  • Blue Jays' Patrick Kivlehan: Traded to Toronto

    Kivlehan was traded from the Pirates to the Blue Jays on Friday for an undisclosed return.

    Kivlehan has a .208/.302/.402 slash line in 242 career major-league appearances. The 29-year-old had been serving as organizational depth at Triple-A Indianapolis and will likely continue to do the same for Toronto.

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  • Pirates' Patrick Kivlehan: Knocks first homer of spring

    Kivlehan went 2-for-2 with a solo homer, a walk and an additional run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

    Kivlehan singled and scored in the fourth inning before taking Trevor May deep in the fifth frame to put the Pirates up 4-2. While it was a nice showing for the 29-year-old, he still projects as outfield depth given his career .208/.302/.401 slash line across parts of three big-league seasons (132 games).

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  • Pirates' Patrick Kivlehan: Signs minor-league deal with Pirates

    Kivlehan inked a minor-league contract with Pittsburgh on Wednesday, John Dreker of Pirates Prospects reports.

    Kivlehan will provide additional outfield depth after spending a majority of the 2018 campaign at the Triple-A level. The 28-year-old bounced around a few times this past year, beginning with Cincinnati then heading to the Mets in May, followed by a short stint with Arizona in September. He wound up playing in nine big-league games for the Diamondbacks, going 3-for-13 with two triples in his brief opportunity with the club. In his last -- and only -- full season in the majors, he slashed .208/.304/.399 in 115 games with the Reds in 2017.

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  • Diamondbacks' Patrick Kivlehan: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Kivlehan was outrighted to Triple-A Reno on Wednesday.

    Kivlehan was recently designated for assignment. He wound up playing in nine games down the stretch, going 3-for-13 with a pair of triples and six strikeouts. He spent most of the season at the Triple-A level after playing in 115 games for Cincinnati in 2017. He will continue to serve as organizational outfield depth.

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  • Diamondbacks' Patrick Kivlehan: Scores twice in rare start

    Kivlehan started in left field and went 2-for-3 with two triples and two runs in Wednesday's 9-0 win over the Cubs. He also reached base when he was hit by a pitch.

    With the Diamondbacks entering the day just four games over .500 to effectively remove themselves from playoff contention, manager Torey Lovullo elected to shake up the lineup Wednesday. The team's regular starting outfield -- David Peralta, A.J. Pollock and Steven Souza -- all sat out, paving the way for Kivlehan to make his first start with the Diamondbacks. Though he turned in a solid showing at the dish, it's unlikely he'll take on a full-time role during the final week and a half of the season. Kivlehan should at least get a boost in playing time, however, while Arizona builds in more rest for its everyday contributors.

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  • Diamondbacks' Patrick Kivlehan: Dealt to Diamondbacks

    Kivlehan was traded to Arizona from the Mets on Thursday in exchange for cash considerations.

    In addition, the Diamondbacks selected his contract from the minors, so Kivlehan will join the big-league club upon his arrival. Prior to this transaction, Kivlehan spent the entirety of the 2018 campaign at the Triple-A level within the Mets and Reds' organizations. In 98 games with Las Vegas (New York's affiliate), he slashed .314/.372/.588 with 20 home runs and 67 RBI. He will serve as a reserve outfielder for the Diamondbacks moving forward.

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  • Mets' Patrick Kivlehan: Inks minor-league deal

    Kivlehan signed a minor-league contract with the Mets on Wednesday.

    Kivlehan has found a new home after being cut loose by the Reds last week. The 28-year-old was hitting just .167/.255/.167 across 47 plate appearances with Triple-A Louisville before parting ways with Cincinnati. He'll report to Triple-A Las Vegas where he'll serve as organizational depth.

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  • Reds' Patrick Kivlehan: Cut loose by Cincinnati

    The Reds released Kivlehan last week, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

    Kivlehan opened the season at Triple-A Louisville, appearing in 15 games and hitting .167/.255/.167 before receiving his walking papers. The 28-year-old had served as a fourth or fifth outfielder for the big club for much of 2017, but didn't distinguish himself in that role enough to earn anything more than a minor-league deal over the winter. Kivlehan's early struggles at Louisville prompted the Reds to find a better use for the roster spot.

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  • Reds' Patrick Kivlehan: Re-signs with Reds

    Kivlehan agreed to a minor-league contract with Cincinnati on Saturday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

    Kivlehan, who will receive an invitation to spring training, will return to Cincinnati after playing in 115 games with the big-league club last season. He slashed .208/.304/.399 with nine home runs and 26 RBI for the Reds in 2017.

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  • Reds' Patrick Kivlehan: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Kivlehan was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville on Friday.

    Kivlehan played in 115 games for the Reds this past season, hitting .208 with a .703 OPS in a utility role. The 28-year-old will continue to serve as organizational depth within the Reds system for the time being, but his fantasy impact is likely to be severely limited.

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  • Reds' Patrick Kivlehan: Homers in loss to Brewers

    Kivlehan went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored during Thursday's loss to Milwaukee.

    Kivlehan has played sparingly this season and owns an underwhelming .209/.305/.401 slash line through 203 plate appearances this season. He projects to remain off the fantasy radar in the majority of fantasy settings through the end of the regular season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 223 lbs
Birthplace: Nyack, NY
Age: 34
School: Rutgers
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R