Michael Tonkin, Relief Pitcher, Minnesota Twins, #59
Date of Birth: 11/19/1989
Birthplace: Glendale, California
Current Salary: $515,000
Michael Tonkin, relief pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, was drafted by the Twins in 2008. He pitched in the Twins' minor league system from 2008 through 2013, joining the Twins for just nine games in 2013.
Tonkin split his time in 2014 between the minors and the Twins. In 19.0 innings in 25 games with the Twins, he had a 4.74 ERA. In 2015, he again split his time between the minors and the Twins, pitching 23.1 innings in 26 games with Minnesota. He finished with a 3.47 ERA.
Tonkin finished the 2016 season with a 5.02 ERA in 65 games with the Twins. He had 3 wins to 2 losses and 80 strikeouts to 24 walks in 71.2 innings.
The Twins designated Tonkin for assignment on May 7, 2017.
Career pitching statistics for Tonkin through 2016 include:
- 125 games played
- 125.1 innings pitched
- 3-2 win-loss record
- 125 strikeouts to 42 walks
- 4.31 ERA