Michael Kohn

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Michael Kohn
Michael Kohn on June 11, 2013.jpg
Kohn with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Minnesota Twins
Born: (1986-06-26) June 26, 1986 (age 31)
Camden, South Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 26, 2010, for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
MLB statistics
(through August 19, 2015)
Win–loss record 5–6
Earned run average 3.52
Strikeouts 111

Michael Thomas Kohn (born June 26, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Minnesota Twins organization. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 13th round (409th overall) of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft after playing college baseball at the College of Charleston.[1] He made his MLB debut with the Angels in 2010.

Professional career[edit]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[edit]

Kohn made his major league debut on July 26, 2010 against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.[2] He finished the season appearing in 24 games, going 2-0. In 2011, Kohn struggled with control, walking 9 in 12.1 innings and allowing 10 runs. He spent the entire 2012 season on the disabled list due to Tommy John surgery.[3][4] Fully healthy in 2013, Kohn was a bullpen mainstay for the Angels, appearing in a career high 63 games. On September 2, 2014, Kohn was designated for assignment.[5] On September 8, 2014, Kohn chose free agency rather than accepting a demotion to the minors.[6]

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

On October 16, 2014, Kohn signed a major league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.[7] He was designated for assignment on November 20.[8]

Atlanta Braves[edit]

On December 4, 2014, Kohn was signed to a minor league deal by the Atlanta Braves, a deal that included an invite to Spring Training.[9][10] He was sent to minor league camp on March 30, 2015 and began the season with the Gwinnett Braves.[11] On April 24, Kohn was recalled[12] and made his Braves' debut two days later.[13] He became a free agent on October 5, 2015.

Minnesota Twins[edit]

On July 21st, 2017, Kohn signed a minor league deal with the Twins.


  1. ^ Bowman, Mark (December 17, 2014). "Kohn looking forward to fulfilling childhood dream". MLB.com. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ortiz lifts Red Sox with 2 homers; Haren hurt in Angels debut". ESPN.com. Associated Press. July 26, 2010. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Relievers Cassevah, Kohn likely to start on DL". MLB.com. March 28, 2012. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ DiGiovanna, Mike (April 11, 2012). "Angels reliever Michael Kohn to have major elbow surgery". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ Cwik, Chris (September 2, 2014). "Michael Kohn designated for assignment Tuesday". Yahoo! Sports. CBS Sports. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ Mello, Igor (September 8, 2014). "Michael Kohn elects to become a free agent". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ Short, D.J. (October 16, 2014). "Rays sign reliever Michael Kohn to one-year contract". NBC Sports. Retrieved December 4, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Dodgers acquire Peralta from Rays". Fresno Bee. Associated Press. November 21, 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Braves agree to terms with Michael Kohn on minor league contract". MLB.com. December 4, 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Braves, former Angels reliever Kohn agree to deal". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 4, 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2014. 
  11. ^ Bowman, Mark (March 30, 2015). "Bullpen spots open after Vizcaino, Kohn get sent down". MLB.com. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  12. ^ Bowman, Mark (April 24, 2015). "Braves send for Kohn, Cornely to reinforce 'pen". MLB.com. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies Box Score". ESPN.com. April 26, 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 

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