Tonkin with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters
|Born: November 19, 1989|
|MLB: July 11, 2013, for the Minnesota Twins|
|NPB: April 1, 2018, for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2017 season)
|Earned run average||4.43|
|NPB statistics |
(through 2018 season)
|Earned run average||3.71|
Michael Harvey Tonkin (born November 19, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He previously has played for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).
The Twins promoted Tonkin to the major leagues, and he made his major league debut on July 11, 2013.
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. On November 8, 2017, Tonkin was released by the Twins.
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters
- "Twins rookie reliever Michael Tonkin pitching with a purpose". Foxsportsnorth.com. 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2013-08-27.
- Miller, Phil (2010-05-17). "Short hops: Strasburg, Harper, Tonkin, Morneau, etc". Startribune.com. Retrieved 2013-08-27.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors) Error: Template:Baseballstats cube= parameter must be all-numeric.
- Michael Tonkin on Twitter
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