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Kurt Birkins

Kurt Birkins
Birkins pitching for the Baltimore Orioles on May 6,
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Born: (1980-08-11) August 11, 1980 (age 35)
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 4, 2006 for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
May 4, 2008 for the Tampa Bay Rays
Career statistics
Win–loss record 6–4
Earned run average 5.85
Strikeouts 64
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Kurt Daniel Birkins (born August 11, 1980) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played for the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays. He made his major league debut on May 4, 2006.

Birkins first pitched at UCLA for one season before taking a year off. He then attended Los Angeles Pierce College and signed with the Baltimore Orioles prior to the draft as they held his rights from the previous year.

On October 29, 2007, Birkins was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.[1] On August 29, 2008, the Rays released him.[2][3] He signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies in February 2009. In November 2009, Birkins filed for free agency.


  1. ^ Klemish, Dawn (October 29, 2007). "Rays acquire Birkins off waivers". Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Guthrie, Orioles Roughed Up by Rays". Washington Post. Asscoated Press. August 29, 2008. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ Smith, Joe (August 29, 2008). "Rays' Wheeler earns respect as stand-in closer". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 

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