Yates pitching for the Braves in 2007
August 7, 1977 |
|April 10, 2004, for the New York Mets|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 15, 2009, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Earned run average||5.12|
Yates attended the University of Hawaii at Hilo before being drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 23rd round of the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft. He spent most of seven seasons in the Athletics and New York Mets' minor league organizations, before pitching in the majors in 2004 and managing a high 6.36 earned run average. Further experience was limited by Tommy John surgery in 2002 and rotator cuff surgery that wiped out his entire 2005 season. He was used as a relief pitcher in the Athletics farm system, but the Mets attempted to make him a starting pitcher following his 2002 surgery.
He was re-signed to a minor league deal on January 4, 2010. Yates also received an invite to spring training.
- "Pirates acquire Yates from Braves | braves.com: News". Atlanta.braves.mlb.com. Retrieved 2011-11-28.
- Staats, Wayne (July 15, 2009). "Yates undergoes Tommy John surgery". mlb.com. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
- Langosch, Jenifer (January 4, 2010). "Bucs ink three to Minors deals". mlb.com. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
- Brothers in arms
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- "Yates to Speak at UH-Hilo Fundraiser"
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