|San Francisco Giants|
September 5, 1985 |
|Bats: Left||Throws: Left|
|September 21, 2009 for the Chicago Cubs|
(through 2013 season)
|Runs batted in||160|
|Competitor for United States|
|Baseball World Cup|
|Gold||2007 Tianmu||National team|
Tyler Eugene Colvin (born September 5, 1985) is a professional baseball outfielder for the San Francisco Giants, who has played in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies. Colvin played college baseball at Clemson University.
After a strong spring in 2010, Colvin made the Cubs Opening Day roster. On April 8, 2010, against the Atlanta Braves, Colvin hit his first major league home run. Three nights later Colvin hit his first triple of his major league career against the Washington Nationals.
On September 19, 2010, in a game against the Florida Marlins, Colvin was hit in the chest with a shard from a broken bat when scoring on a double by Welington Castillo. The piece of bat punctured Colvin's lung. Colvin was brought to the hospital and remained in stable condition. He missed the remainder of the 2010 season due to the incident.
On December 8, 2011, Colvin was traded along with DJ LeMahieu to the Colorado Rockies for Casey Weathers and Ian Stewart. On July 6, 2012, he became the first player to hit two home runs in the same game against pitcher Stephen Strasburg during a 5-1 win over the Washington Nationals. He was outrighted off the roster on September 4, 2013. He became a free agent on October 1.
Colvin was expected to sign the Orioles, but due to back issues, the deal fell through. Colvin can now sign a Major League contract with any prospective team.
San Francisco Giants
Colvin signed a minor-league deal with the San Francisco Giants, on February 22, 2014. 
- "2007 Daytona Cubs" Baseball-Reference. Retrieved on 29 March 2011.
- "2009 Daytona Cubs" Baseball-Reference. Retrieved on 29 March 2011.
- Prospect Colvin to join Cubs in Milwaukee
- Colvin makes Cubs' Opening Day roster
- Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves - Recap - April 08, 2010 - ESPN
- Cubs' Tyler Colvin in Stable Condition, Disappointed Season Is Over
- October 2013 minor league transactions
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- Clemson Tigers bio