Tyler Cloyd

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Tyler Cloyd
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Cloyd with the Philadelphia Phillies
Somerset Patriots – No. 22
Born: (1987-05-16) May 16, 1987 (age 29)
Bellevue, Nebraska
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 29, 2012, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 4–9
Earned run average 5.98
Strikeouts 71

Tyler James Cloyd (born May 16, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball in 2012 and 2013.


Cloyd attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he played college baseball for the Nebraska–Omaha Mavericks.

Philadelphia Phillies[edit]

The Phillies drafted Cloyd in the 18th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft. Though he was expected to begin the 2012 season with the Reading Phillies of the Class AA Eastern League, he was instead assigned to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs of the Class AAA International League due to the suspension of another pitcher.[1] He pitched in the Triple-A All-Star Game[2] and was named the International League's Most Valuable Pitcher in 2012.[3][4]

Cloyd made his major-league debut on August 29, 2012, replacing Cole Hamels, who was ill.[1] Cloyd pitched six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits. Cloyd got his first MLB win vs. the Reds, giving up 1 run in 7 innings. Cloyd made 11 starts and 2 relief appearances for the Phillies in 2013, going 2–7 with a 6.56 ERA.[citation needed]

Cleveland Indians[edit]

On October 2, 2013, Cloyd was designated for assignment and claimed by the Cleveland Indians. To make room on the 40-man roster, lefty Clay Rapada was designated for assignment.[5] The Indians then designated him for assignment on November 25.[6] On December 2, Cloyd was non-tendered by the Indians, making him a free agent.[7] He was re-signed to a minor league deal on December 13. On July 30, 2014, Cloyd threw a no hitter for the Columbus Clippers of the International League in a 13-0 win against the Louisville Bats.[8]

The Indians released Cloyd on January 6, 2015.

Samsung Lions[edit]

On January 8, 2015, Cloyd signed with Samsung Lions of the Korea Baseball Organization.[9]

New York Yankees[edit]

On February 1, 2016, Cloyd signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees.[10]

Somerset Patriots[edit]

On April 7, 2017, Cloyd signed with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

Personal life[edit]

Cloud is a native of Bellevue, Nebraska.[11] He and his wife Tonya married in 2010 and have two young children (a daughter and a son).[11] He is a Catholic and is grateful to Ray McKenna, founder and president of Catholic Athletes for Christ, who arranges for a Mass in almost every major league ballpark.[11]


  1. ^ a b "Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels scratched due to illness, Tyler Cloyd to make debut". Philly.com. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ Michael LoRe. "Phillippe Aumont, Tyler Cloyd and other Lehigh Valley IronPigs pitchers striving for possible September call-ups". lehighvalleylive.com. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Cloyd Honored as IL's Most Valuable Pitcher". Lehigh Valley IronPigs official website. Minor League baseball. August 28, 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ R. "themorningcall.com: The Hog Blog Blog". Blogs.mcall.com. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Indians Claim Tyler Cloyd, Designate Clay Rapada". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  6. ^ Adams, Steve (November 25, 2013). "Indians Designate Tyler Cloyd For Assignment". MLB Trade Rumors. 
  7. ^ "Cleveland Indians on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Tyler Cloyd loses perfect game in ninth for Columbus Clippers – MiLB.com News – The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Samsung Lions sign ex-MLB right-hander Tyler Cloyd". Yonhap. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  10. ^ Template:Cite http://mweb.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/25469571/mlb-news-transactions-rumors-for-feb-1-white-sox-interested-in-ethier
  11. ^ a b c Beattie, Trent (June 19, 2016). "Every Day Is Father's Day for New York Yankees Pitcher: Nebraska native Tyler Cloyd Has Learned to Put Everything in God's Hands". National Catholic Register. EWTN News, Inc. Retrieved 2016-11-12. 

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