Tyler Colvin
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Colvin with the Colorado Rockies
Born: (1985-09-05) September 5, 1985 (age 36)
Augusta, Georgia
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 21, 2009, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
July 30, 2014, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average.239
Home runs49
Runs batted in178
Men's baseball
Representing  United States
Baseball World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2007 Tianmu National team

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.

Professional career

Chicago Cubs

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[1] and 2009.[2]

Colvin was called up to the majors for the first time on September 21, 2009.[3] 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.[4] On April 8, 2010, against the Atlanta Braves, Colvin hit his first major league home run.[5] 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.[6]

Colorado Rockies

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.[7]

San Francisco Giants

In 2014, Colvin was expected to sign with the Orioles, but due to back issues, the deal fell through.[8] Instead, Colvin signed a minor-league deal with the San Francisco Giants on February 22, 2014.[9] 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.[10] However, after hitting only .223 in 139 at-bats, he was designated for assignment on August 1.[11] Colvin elected free agency in October 2014.[12]

Miami Marlins

Colvin signed with the Miami Marlins on a minor league contract in 2015.[13]

Chicago White Sox

On May 3, 2015 Colvin signed a contract with the Chicago White Sox. He elected free agency on November 6.[14]

Long Island Ducks

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.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Colvin signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in February 2018.[15] He was released on June 24.


  1. ^ "2007 Daytona Cubs" Baseball-Reference. Retrieved on 29 March 2011.
  2. ^ "2009 Daytona Cubs" Baseball-Reference. Retrieved on 29 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Prospect Colvin to join Cubs in Milwaukee," Chicago Cubs official website (September 20, 2009).
  4. ^ "Colvin makes Cubs' Opening Day roster," MLB.com (March 28, 2010).
  5. ^ "Cubs vs. Braves - Game Recap - April 8, 2010 - ESPN". ESPN.com.
  6. ^ "Cubs' Tyler Colvin in Stable Condition, Disappointed Season Is Over," The Sporting News (September 2010).
  7. ^ "October 2013 minor league transactions," MiLB.com website.
  8. ^ Schulman, Henry (February 22, 2014). "Giants add Tyler Colvin to outfield ranks". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved August 2, 2014.
  9. ^ "Giants Sign Tyler Colvin," MLB Trade Rumors (Feb. 2014).
  10. ^ "Colvin, Lincecum Powers Giants Past Braves," CSN Bay Area.
  11. ^ "Giants Dan Uggla and Tyler Colvin designated for assignment". SI.com. August 1, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
  12. ^ Wilmoth, Charlie (October 4, 2014). "Minor Moves: Free Agents, Blue Jays". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved October 4, 2014.
  13. ^ Eddy, Matt (January 11, 2015). "Minor League Transactions: Dec. 24-Jan. 8". Baseball America.
  14. ^ "International League Transactions". milb.com. p. November 2015. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
  15. ^ Adams, Steve (February 19, 2018). "Minor MLB Transactions: 2/19/18". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved February 19, 2018.