Michael Tonkin

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Michael Tonkin
Minnesota Twins – No. 59
Born: (1989-11-19) November 19, 1989 (age 27)
Glendale, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 11, 2013, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Win–loss record 3–2
Earned run average 4.31
Strikeouts 125

Michael Harvey Tonkin (born November 19, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball.


Tonkin attended Palmdale High School in Palmdale, California. The Minnesota Twins selected Tonkin in the 30th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.[1]

The Twins promoted Tonkin to the major leagues, and he made his major league debut on July 11, 2013.[1]

Tonkin was optioned to the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings on March 24, 2014, but recalled by the Twins on March 31 before the Rochester season began. He was optioned back to Rochester on April 3, and recalled on April 12. He was returned to Rochester again on May 9. In 2016, for the Twins he was 3-2 with a 5.02 ERA.


Tonkin's brother-in-law is Jason Kubel.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Twins rookie reliever Michael Tonkin pitching with a purpose". Foxsportsnorth.com. 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  2. ^ Miller, Phil (2010-05-17). "Short hops: Strasburg, Harper, Tonkin, Morneau, etc". Startribune.com. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 

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