Michael Thomas Kohn (pronounced CAAN)...Twitter: @MichaelKohn58...attended the College of Charleston (SC) where he earned his degree in communications...Kohn's grandfather was a three-star admiral in the U.S. Navy...great-uncle, Bob Sheheen, served in South Carolina's House of Representatives from 1977-2000...cousin, Vincent Sheheen, was the Democratic candidate for governor of South Carolina in 2010.
Spent nearly first four months of season on Triple-A Rochester's 7-day disabled list, recovering from right shoulder surgery during offseason ...Began his season on rehab assignment with both GCL Twins and Single-A Ft. Myers during all of August... Reinstated from rehab and transferred to Triple-A Rochester, where he appeared in one game for Red Wings.
Did not appear professionally, recovering from a right rotator cuff tear in shoulder...had surgery October 14, 2015.
Signed by Tampa Bay as minor league free agent October 16 but was outrighted a month later and signed a minor league contract with Atlanta December 7...began season with Triple-A Gwinnett and selected by the Braves April 24...optioned back to Gwinnett May 6 and immediately placed on 7-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain...returned to Gwinnett and appeared in two games.
Began season with Los Angeles-AL and appeared in 25 games before being optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake June 3...split season between Los Angeles and Triple-A Salt Lake, appearing in 58 combined games going 3-2 with a 4.06 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 57.2 innings pitched...had two stints on the major league roster, but made all of his appearances in his first stint...had a second stint with LAA after being recalled June 28 and optioned to Salt Lake on July 1...designated for assignment by LAA September 2 and became free agent September 8
Returned to Angels after missing entire 2012 season due to Tommy John surgery…Completed first full Major League season and third overall, establishing career bests in games (63), innings pitched (53), games finished (13), strikeouts (52) and walks (28)... Posted a 3.25 ERA (27.2 IP - 10 ER) at Angel Stadium compared to a 4.26 ERA (25.1 IP - 12 ER) on the road... Season debut on April 20th vs. DET was first appearance in Major League game since July 19, 2011 vs. Texas... Ranked sixth in AL, stranding 75% of inherited runners (min. 40 IR)... Did not allow an earned run in 22 of 24 appearances from May 4 - July 4.
Threw five scoreless innings with Angels during Spring Training before being shut down in late March...Originally diagnosed with a forearm strain...Futher evaluation revealed a torn ligament in right elbow...Underwent Tommy John surgery on April 12 in Florida (performed by Dr. James Andrews).
Made first career Opening Day roster with Angels...Made two seperate stints with Halos, registering an 0-1 recordwith one save and a 7.30 ERA (12.1 IP - 10 ER) in 14 appearances...Was one of five Angel relievers to record a savein 2011...Made five appearances before being optioned to Salt Lake, April 11...Recalled June 20th and made ninemore appearances before being optioned back to Salt Lake, July 21st for the remainder of the season...Made 46relief appearances for Bees, going 1-3 with a team-high 12 saves and a 4.10 ERA (48.1 IP - 22 ER).
Began season with double-A Arkansas where he posted a 2-2 record with three saves and a 2.45 ERA (18.1 IP - 5ER) in 15 appearances prior to promotion to triple-A Salt Lake...With Bees, was 3-2 with eight saves and a 1.95 ERA(27.2 IP - 6 ER) in 26 appearances...Had contract selected by Angels July 26 and made MLB debut on same day...Finished first stint in Majors with a 2-0 record with one save and a 2.11 ERA (21.1 IP - 5 ER) in 24 appearances...Earned first Major League victory, Sept. 17 at Tampa Bay (1 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 1 SO) and notched first career save, Oct.1 at Texas (1 IP, 2 SO)...After allowing two earned runs in first outing (0.1 IP), finished the season posting a 1.29ERA (21 IP - 3 ER)...19 of final 21 outings in 2010 were scoreless...Limited right-handed batters to a .114 clip(4/35)...Winner of 2010 Fred Haney Memorial Award given to top Angels' rookie in spring training.
began season with Cedar Rapids, posting a 4-1 record with six saves and a 2.19 ERA (37 IP - 9 ER) in 16appearances...Was selected as a Midwest League Mid-season All-Star...Following promotion to Rancho Cucamonga,compiled a 2-0 record with three saves and an 0.94 ERA (28.2 IP - 3 ER) in 22 relief appearances.
spent first professional season with Orem, posting a 2-0 record with a 1.93 ERA (23.1 IP - 5 ER) in16 appearances...Did not allow a run over first three professional appearances...Struck out seven over threeperfect innings, July 17 and struck out four over two perfect innings, July 21...Did not allow an earned runover final seven appearances between August 13 and September 4.