Tyler Colvin

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Tyler Colvin
MG 8885 Tyler Colvin.jpg
San Francisco Giants – No. 10
Born: (1985-09-05) September 5, 1985 (age 28)
Augusta, Georgia
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 21, 2009 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
(through May 25, 2014)
Batting average .243
Home runs 48
Runs batted in 165
Tyler Colvin
Medal record
Men’s baseball
Competitor for  United States
Baseball World Cup
Gold 2007 Tianmu National team

Tyler Eugene Colvin (born September 5, 1985) is an American professional baseball outfielder and occasional first baseman for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. He has also played for the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies. Colvin played college baseball at Clemson University.

Professional career[edit]

Chicago Cubs[edit]

Colvin was drafted by the Chicago Cubs 13th overall in the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft.

He played in the Florida State League for the Class A-Advanced Daytona Cubs in 2007[1] and 2009.[2]

Colvin was called up to the majors for the first time on September 21, 2009.[3] He started the game and went 1 for 3 with a single and a sacrifice fly.

After a strong spring in 2010, Colvin made the Cubs Opening Day roster.[4] On April 8, 2010, against the Atlanta Braves, Colvin hit his first major league home run.[5] Three nights later Colvin hit his first triple of his major league career against the Washington Nationals.

On September 19, 2010, in a game against the Florida Marlins, Colvin was hit in the chest with a shard from a broken bat when scoring on a double by Welington Castillo. The piece of bat punctured Colvin's lung. Colvin was brought to the hospital and remained in stable condition. He missed the remainder of the 2010 season due to the incident.[6]

Despite missing the last few weeks of the season, Colvin hit 20 home runs that year for the Cubs.

Colorado Rockies[edit]

On December 8, 2011, Colvin was traded along with DJ LeMahieu to the Colorado Rockies for Casey Weathers and Ian Stewart. On July 6, 2012, he became the first player to hit two home runs in the same game against pitcher Stephen Strasburg during a 5-1 win over the Washington Nationals. Colvin hit 18 home runs for the Rockies in 2012.

Colvin was outrighted off the Rockies' roster on September 4, 2013, becoming a free agent on October 1.[7]

Colvin was expected to sign with the Orioles, but due to back issues, the deal fell through.[citation needed]

San Francisco Giants[edit]

Colvin signed a minor-league deal with the San Francisco Giants on February 22, 2014. [8] On May 12, 2014, Colvin was called up and made his Giants home debut by hitting a home run and a two-run triple in his third game of the season. It was also splash hit number 65 at AT&T Park. The Giants went on to beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2. [9]


  1. ^ "2007 Daytona Cubs" Baseball-Reference. Retrieved on 29 March 2011.
  2. ^ "2009 Daytona Cubs" Baseball-Reference. Retrieved on 29 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Prospect Colvin to join Cubs in Milwaukee," Chicago Cubs official website (Sept. 20, 2009).
  4. ^ "Colvin makes Cubs' Opening Day roster," MLB.com (March 28, 2010).
  5. ^ Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves - Recap - April 08, 2010 - ESPN
  6. ^ "Cubs' Tyler Colvin in Stable Condition, Disappointed Season Is Over," The Sporting News (Sept. 2010).
  7. ^ "October 2013 minor league transactions," MiLB.com website.
  8. ^ "Giants Sign Tyler Colvin," MLB Trade Rumors (Feb. 2014).
  9. ^ "Colvin, Lincecum Powers Giants Past Braves," CSN Bay Area.

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