Colt Hynes

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Colt Hynes
Colt Hynes.jpg
Hynes with the Lake Elsinore Storm in 2009.
Toronto Blue Jays – No. 49
Born: (1985-06-28) June 28, 1985 (age 30)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
July 14, 2013 for the San Diego Padres
Career statistics
(through April 15, 2015)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 8.55
Strikeouts 17
WHIP 2.10

Joshua Colt Hynes (born June 28, 1985) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 31st round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.

Early career[edit]

Hynes graduated Weatherford High School in 2003. He was an All-District selection in his senior year.

He spent two years at North Central Texas College in Gainesville, Texas. In his freshman season, 2004, he helped North Central Texas to an NJCAA Regional appearance. Hynes went 8-3 with a 2.96 ERA and 49 strikeouts in his freshman season. In his sophomore season, Hynes went 6-3 with a 2.70 ERA and 70 strikeouts. He was selected to the All-Conference team in both of his years at North Central Texas.[citation needed]

Hynes played two seasons at Texas Tech University where in his first season he went 5-3 with a team-low 2.93 ERA. His two saves were good enough for second on the team. He saw time as both a reliever and a starter.[citation needed]

Professional career[edit]

San Diego Padres[edit]

In 2007 Hynes began his professional career with the Short-Season Eugene Emeralds of the Northwest League. He went 3-2 with a 1.54 ERA, four saves and 50 strikeouts in 4113. His 30 games were all in relief.[1]

Hynes was promoted to the Class-A Fort Wayne Wizards of the Midwest League in 2008. He went 0-2 with a 4.60 ERA, 38 strikeouts in 32 games.[1]

In 2009 Hynes split the season between the Class-A Fort Wayne Wizards and the Class-A Advanced Lake Elsinore Storm of the California League. He went 2-0 with a 1.62 ERA in 13 game with Fort Wayne before his promotion to Lake Elsinore. With the Storm he went 3-3 with a 2.90 ERA giving him a combined record of 5-3 with a 2.62 ERA, two saves and 61 strikeouts in 7523 innings pitched.[1]

Hynes made his MLB debut with the Padres on July 14, 2013, pitching the ninth inning of a 10-1 victory against the San Francisco Giants.[2] He appeared in six games for the Padres and was 1-1 with a 11.12 ERA in 5 2/3 innings. He was designated for assignment on October 25, 2013.

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

He was traded to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations on October 31, 2013. They designated him for assignment on March 30, 2014, and he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Duke von Schamann on April 6. He was assigned to the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes. The Dodgers designated him for assignment on August 10.

Toronto Blue Jays[edit]

On August 13, 2014, Hynes was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays and assigned to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons.[3] He was invited to 2015 spring training, and pitched 12 shutout innings allowing only 3 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 11. His strong performance earned him a role in the bullpen to open the 2015 season.[4] He was optioned to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons on April 19.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Colt Hynes Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, Ind.). "MLB conduct policies to be strengthened". July 16, 2013. Retrieved on July 22, 2013.
  3. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben (August 13, 2014). "Blue Jays claim LHP Hynes from Dodgers". Sportsnet. Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ Davidi, Shi (April 1, 2015). "Hynes ‘can’t wait’ to get started with Blue Jays". Sportsnet. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ Galindo, Peter (April 19, 2015). "Blue Jays call up LHP Jeff Francis, option Hynes". Sportsnet. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 

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