Redleg Nation is very proud to be associated with Matt Klinker, a right-handed pitcher in the Reds’ minor league system. Check this page often for updates from Matt, interviews, and the latest news from Matt’s quest to pitch for the Cincinnati Reds.

We will be following Matt along that path, and we offer him our sincere thanks for giving us a glimpse into the life of a player who is living the dream.

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Matthew Klinker
Carolina Mudcats
Twitter: @mattklinker
Born: 10/08/1984
Birthplace: Greenville, SC
College: Furman U
Height: 6′ 5″
Weight: 220
Bats: R
Throws: R
Drafted: Selected in 15th Round of 2007 First Year Player Draft
Matt’s career statistics (college and pro)

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Matt Klinker’s Updates (latest update at the top):
Matt Klinker on Redleg Nation Radio (Episode 59): 2/8/11
Matt Klinker on Redleg Nation Radio (Episode 42): 2/4/10
Year of the Ox 9/12/09
Promotion Announcement: Matt Klinker 7/3/09
Matt Klinker on Redleg Nation Radio (Episode 30): 7/2/09
Keep Up The Good Work
Spotlight Player Update: 7 Day DL
Matt Klinker on Redleg Nation Radio (Episode 19): 3/20/09
Matt Klinker Workout Photos
Matt Klinker on Redleg Nation Radio (Episode 10): 1/29/09 (Part II)
Matt Klinker on Redleg Nation Radio (Episode 9): 1/22/09 (Part I)
Spotlight Player update 12/18/08
Spotlight Player update 9/8/08
Spotlight Player update 8/29/08
Spotlight Player update 7/23/08
Spotlight Player update 7/2/08
Spotlight Player update 6/20/08
Spotlight Player update 6/8/08
Spotlight Player update 5/19/08
Spotlight Player update 5/1/08
Spotlight Player update 4/12/08
Spotlight Player update: 4/1/08
Matt Klinker on Redleg Nation Radio: 3/28/08 (Part II)
Matt Klinker on Redleg Nation Radio : 3/5/08 (Part I)
Spotlight Player Report: 3/3/08
Spotlight Player update: 9-13-07
Spotlight Player update: 8-27-07
Spotlight Player update: 8-21-07
Spotlight Player update: 8-10-07
Spotlight Player update 8-2-07
Spotlight Player update 7-21-07
Spotlight Player update 7-10-07
Spotlight Player update 7-5-07
Spotlight Player update: 7-01-07
Spotlight Player update: 6-24-07
Greetings, Redleg Nation (6-19-07; Matt’s intro post)
Redleg Nation Welcomes Matt Klinker! (6/19/07)

In The News:
Klinker leads solid team effort 6/24/11
West grad demoted again due to Homer’s rehab 6/16/11
Matt Klinker no clunker5/30/11
Klinker impresses as Bats defeat Chiefs5/30/11
Biscuits Blanked by Carolina 5/4/11
The Bat Signal.com interview with Matt
Klinker gets Bats back on track 7/8/10
Mudcats drop seventh straight, despite another Klinker quality start6/11/10
Draft Preview: Reds Stick With Best Available 6/3/10
Lakota West grad Klinker promoted 5/27/10
Reds Reporter’s Farm Report 5/17/10
Klinker’s Arm – Eymann’s Bat lead Mudcats to 4th Straight 5/15/10
Mudcats Shut Out Chattanooga
Matt Klinker – What he did in the off season (4/28/10)
Smokies Edge Mudcats 2-1 (4/19/2010)
Klinker looks to parlay last year’s late success into 2010 (3/27/2010)
No Barker? No Problem for Klinker-led Bats (8/15/09)
Backspin-Matt Klinker, Lakota West 2003 (7/22/09)
West grad Klinker earns minor league honor (7/17/09)
Southern League Pitcher of the Week (7/17/09)
Mudcats notch wins before break (7/15/09)
Suns split Saturday doubleheader with Carolina (7/11/09)
–“Klinker visits National Trail’s Career Day” (11/16/08)
Dragons send Lakota West grad vs Chiefs today” (7/25/08)
West Grad throwing heat for Dragons (7/10/08)
Two-out run-scoring double halts a six-game losing streak (6/5/08)
Klinker pitches Dragons back into first place tie (5/20/08)
Pitcher delivers weather on local tv (5/20/08)
Weathers, Klinker look sharp in Dragons ‘ victory (5/2/08)
Scott tossed after call costs Dragons (4/20/08)
Frazier ends two-homer night with walk-off shot (4/9/08)
–First clunker, Klinker to DL (4/4/08)
Matt Klinker Drafted By Cincinnati Reds In 15th Round (6/8/07)
Two Lakota West graduates selected in MLB draft (6/8/07)

Game Tracker 2011

Louisville

4/8 Toledo 6 IP 8 H 3 R 3 ER 1 BB 6 K 1 E 1 HR W (1-0)
4/14 @ Indianapolis 5 IP 8 H 3 R 3 ER 1 BB 2 K HR W (2-0) 0-1 SAC
4/19 Indianapolis 2 IP 5 H 7 R 7 ER 2 BB 1 K HR L (2-1)
4/21 @ Columbus 2 IP 2 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 1 K HR

Carolina
4/27 Chattanooga 6 IP 3 H 2 R 2 ER 3 BB 4 K 0-1 L (0-1)
5/3 Montgomery 5 IP 2 H 0 R 0 ER 2 BB 4 K W (1-1)
5/9 @ Birmingham 5+ IP 8 H 5 R 5 ER 2 BB 3 K
5/14 @ Mobile 6 IP 4 H 2 R 0 ER 0 BB 3 K L (1-2) 0-2 2K
5/20 Chattanooga 6 IP 4 H 4 R 4 ER 1 BB 5 K W (2-2) 0-1
5/25 Birmingham 6 IP 8 H 5 R 5 ER 2 BB 6 K L (2-3)

Louisville
5/30 Syracuse 6.2 IP 4 H 1 R 1 ER 0 BB 4 K W (3-1) 0-3 2 K
6/4 Columbus 5.1 8 H 3 R 3 ER 8 H 2 BB 3 K

Carolina
6/10 Tennessee 5 IP 7 H 2 R 2 ER 0 BB 3 K L (2-4) 1-1
6/15 @ Jacksonville 6 IP 3 H 0 R 0 ER 3 BB 1 K W (3-4)
6/23 Huntsville 6 IP 7 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 4 K W (4-4) 0-2 2 K
6/28 @ Tennessee 4 IP 10 H 10 R 7 ER 2 BB 3 K L (4-5) 0-2
7/3 @ Tennessee 5.2 IP 10 H 3 R 2 ER 2 BB 6 K 1-3
7/9 @ Huntsville 7 IP 12 H 3 R 3 ER 1 BB 4 K W (5-5) CG 0-3 K
7/15 Jacksonville 4/1 IP 11 H 8 R 8 ER 2 BB 3 K L (5-6)
7/21 @ Tennessee 5.2 IP 4 H 3 R 3 ER 3 BB 1 K W (6-6) 0-3 BB 2 K
7/27 Jacksonville 5 IP 7 H 5 R 5 ER 1 BB 4 K L (6-7) 0-2 K

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