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Tyler Cloyd
2012 09 27 Phillies 057 Tyler Cloyd.JPG
Cloyd with the Philadelphia Phillies
Sioux City Explorers
Born: (1987-05-16) May 16, 1987 (age 32)
Bellevue, Nebraska
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: August 29, 2012, for the Philadelphia Phillies
KBO: April 3, 2015, for the Samsung Lions
Last KBO appearance
September 30, 2015, for the Samsung Lions
MLB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Win–loss record5–9
Earned run average6.35
KBO statistics
Win–loss record11–11
Earned run average5.19

Tyler James Cloyd (born May 16, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Sioux City Explorers of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. He previously pitched in MLB for the Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, and Miami Marlins. He also played for the Samsung Lions of the KBO League.

Baseball career

Cloyd attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he played college baseball for the Nebraska–Omaha Mavericks.

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies drafted Cloyd in the 18th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft. Though he was expected to begin the 2012 season with the Reading Phillies of the Class AA Eastern League, he was instead assigned to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs of the Class AAA International League due to the suspension of another pitcher.[1] He pitched in the Triple-A All-Star Game[2] and was named the International League's Most Valuable Pitcher in 2012.[3][4]

Cloyd made his major-league debut on August 29, 2012, replacing Cole Hamels, who was ill.[1] Cloyd pitched six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits. Cloyd got his first MLB win vs. the Reds, giving up 1 run in 7 innings. Cloyd made 11 starts and 2 relief appearances for the Phillies in 2013, going 2–7 with a 6.56 ERA.[5]

Cleveland Indians

On October 2, 2013, Cloyd was designated for assignment and claimed by the Cleveland Indians. To make room on the 40-man roster, lefty Clay Rapada was designated for assignment.[6] The Indians then designated him for assignment on November 25.[7] On December 2, Cloyd was non-tendered by the Indians, making him a free agent.[8] He was re-signed to a minor league deal on December 13. On July 30, 2014, Cloyd threw a no hitter for the Columbus Clippers of the International League in a 13-0 win against the Louisville Bats.[9]

The Indians released Cloyd on January 6, 2015.

Samsung Lions

On January 8, 2015, Cloyd signed with the Samsung Lions of the Korea Baseball Organization.[10]

New York Yankees

On February 1, 2016, Cloyd signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees.[11] In May 2016, Cloyd underwent Tommy John surgery and missed nearly all of the 2016 season. [12]

Somerset Patriots

On April 7, 2017, Cloyd signed with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

Seattle Mariners

On May 11, 2017, Cloyd had his contract purchased by the Seattle Mariners and was assigned to the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers. He was called up on June 2, but did not pitch until he appeared in relief against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 9. On June 21, 2017, Cloyd was designated for assignment. He elected free agency on November 6, 2017.

Miami Marlins

On January 12, 2018, Cloyd signed a minor league deal with the Miami Marlins.[13] He had his contract purchased on April 8, 2018. Cloyd elected free agency on October 12, 2018.

Tampa Bay Rays

On February 11, 2019, Cloyd signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays that included an invite to Spring Training. He was released on March 26, 2019.

Somerset Patriots (second stint)

On April 9, 2019, Cloyd signed with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.[14]

Seattle Mariners (second stint)

On April 19, his contract was purchased by the Seattle Mariners, and he was assigned to the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers.[15] Cloyd was released on July 15, 2019.

Somerset Patriots (third stint)

On July 21, 2019, Cloyd signed with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He became a free agent following the season.

Sioux City Explorers

On February 19, 2020, Cloyd signed with the Sioux City Explorers of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.

Personal life

Cloyd is a native of Bellevue, Nebraska.[16] He and his wife Tonya married in 2010 and have three young children (two daughters and a son).[16]


  1. ^ a b "Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels scratched due to illness, Tyler Cloyd to make debut". Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  2. ^ Michael LoRe. "Phillippe Aumont, Tyler Cloyd and other Lehigh Valley IronPigs pitchers striving for possible September call-ups". Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  3. ^ "Cloyd Honored as IL's Most Valuable Pitcher". Lehigh Valley IronPigs official website. Minor League baseball. August 28, 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
  4. ^ R. " The Hog Blog Blog". Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  5. ^ "Tyler Cloyd Stats". Sports Reference LLC. 2019. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  6. ^ "Indians Claim Tyler Cloyd, Designate Clay Rapada". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  7. ^ Adams, Steve (November 25, 2013). "Indians Designate Tyler Cloyd For Assignment". MLB Trade Rumors.
  8. ^ "Cleveland Indians on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  9. ^ "Tyler Cloyd loses perfect game in ninth for Columbus Clippers – News – The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  10. ^ "Samsung Lions sign ex-MLB right-hander Tyler Cloyd". Yonhap. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  11. ^ Axisa, Mike (February 2, 2016). "MLB news, transactions, rumors for Feb. 1: White Sox interested in Ethier". Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  12. ^ "For new Mariners pitcher Tyler Cloyd, it's been a long, winding path back to the major leagues". The Seattle Times. June 5, 2017. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  13. ^ "Marlins' Tyler Cloyd: Minors deal with Marlins". January 12, 2018.
  14. ^ "Somerset Patriots Bring Back Big Leaguer Tyler Cloyd". Somerset Patriots. April 9, 2019. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  15. ^ "Patriots RHP Tyler Cloyd's Contract Purchased by Seattle". Somerset Patriots. April 19, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  16. ^ a b Beattie, Trent (June 19, 2016). "Every Day Is Father's Day for New York Yankees Pitcher: Nebraska native Tyler Cloyd Has Learned to Put Everything in God's Hands". National Catholic Register. EWTN News, Inc. Retrieved November 12, 2016.

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