August 11, 1980 |
West Hills, California
|May 4, 2006, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 4, 2008, for the Tampa Bay Rays|
|Earned run average||5.85|
Birkins first pitched at UCLA for one season before taking a year off. He then attended Los Angeles Pierce College and signed with the Baltimore Orioles prior to the draft as they held his rights from the previous year.
On October 29, 2007, Birkins was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. On August 29, 2008, the Rays released him. He signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies in February 2009. In November 2009, Birkins filed for free agency.
- Klemish, Dawn (October 29, 2007). "Rays acquire Birkins off waivers". MLB.com. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
- "Guthrie, Orioles Roughed Up by Rays". Washington Post. Associated Press. August 29, 2008. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
- Smith, Joe (August 29, 2008). "Rays' Wheeler earns respect as stand-in closer". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved May 9, 2015.