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Kinley enters his second season with the Somerset Patriots and second season in the Atlantic League. The left-handed reliever joined the Patriots in early August last season and made 16 relief appearances. Kinley, 28, allowed just four earned runs over his 16 innings of work in a Somerset uniform (2.25 ERA) with 17 strikeouts. Additionally, he enjoyed a strong month of August in which he allowed only one earned run over 10 innings and struck out two or more batters five of his 10 appearances.
The Saginaw, Michigan native began his 2019 season in the Miami Marlins organization with Double-A Jacksonville. There, Kinley posted a 2.93 ERA with two saves over 25 relief appearances. He also struck out 42 batters over 30.2 innings of work, good for a 12.3 SO/9 ratio. The southpaw also made eight relief appearances for Triple-A New Orleans where he struck out 11 batters.
Kinley was originally a 28th-round draft pick by the Miami Marlins in 2015. The Michigan State University alumnus spent the first five seasons of his professional career in the Marlins organization. He was twice named a Mid-Season All-Star (High-A Jupiter in 2017 and Double-A Jacksonville in 2018). He has also enjoyed service at the Triple-A level in parts of two seasons (2018 and 2019).
Kinley owns a 13-8 record with a 3.59 ERA, 12 saves and 251 strikeouts over 266.0 innings of work in his five seasons of professional baseball.