|Born: September 5, 1985|
|September 21, 2009, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 30, 2014, for the San Francisco Giants|
|Runs batted in||178|
Tyler Eugene Colvin (born September 5, 1985) is an American former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, and the San Francisco Giants. Colvin played college baseball at Clemson University.
Colvin was drafted by the Chicago Cubs 13th overall in the 2006 Major League Baseball draft.
He played in the Florida State League for the Class A-Advanced Daytona Cubs in 2007 and 2009.
Colvin was called up to the majors for the first time on September 21, 2009. He started the game and went 1 for 3 with a single and a sacrifice fly.
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. After compiling 20 home runs for the Cubs during the season, 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. Colvin hit 18 home runs for the Rockies in 2012.
Colvin was outrighted off the Rockies' roster on September 4, 2013, becoming a free agent on October 1.
In 2014, Colvin was expected to sign with the Orioles, but due to back issues, the deal fell through. Instead, Colvin signed a minor-league deal with the San Francisco Giants on February 22, 2014. On May 12, 2014, Colvin was called up and made his Giants home debut by hitting a home run and a two-run triple in his third game of the season. The home run was also splash hit number 65 at AT&T Park. The Giants went on to beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2. However, after hitting only .223 in 139 at-bats, he was designated for assignment on August 1. Colvin elected free agency in October 2014.
Colvin signed with the Miami Marlins on a minor league contract in 2015.
On May 3, 2015 Colvin signed a contract with the Chicago White Sox. He elected free agency on November 6.
On May 14, 2016, Colvin signed with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He became a free agent after the 2016 season.
Colvin signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in February 2018. He was released on June 24.