Joshua Colt Hynes (born June 28, 1985) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres and Blue Jays.
Hynes graduated Weatherford High School in 2003. He was an All-District selection in his senior year.
He spent two years at North Central Texas College in Gainesville, Texas. In his freshman season, 2004, he helped North Central Texas to an NJCAA Regional appearance. Hynes went 8-3 with a 2.96 ERA and 49 strikeouts in his freshman season. In his sophomore season, Hynes went 6-3 with a 2.70 ERA and 70 strikeouts. He was selected to the All-Conference team in both of his years at North Central Texas.
Hynes played two seasons at Texas Tech University where in his first season he went 5-3 with a team-low 2.93 ERA. His two saves were good enough for second on the team. He saw time as both a reliever and a starter.
San Diego Padres
In 2007 Hynes began his professional career with the Short-Season Eugene Emeralds of the Northwest League. He went 3-2 with a 1.54 ERA, four saves and 50 strikeouts in 41 1⁄ 3 . His 30 games were all in relief. 
In 2009 Hynes split the season between the Class-A Fort Wayne Wizards and the Class-A Advanced Lake Elsinore Storm of the California League. He went 2-0 with a 1.62 ERA in 13 game with Fort Wayne before his promotion to Lake Elsinore. With the Storm he went 3-3 with a 2.90 ERA giving him a combined record of 5-3 with a 2.62 ERA, two saves and 61 strikeouts in 75 2⁄ 3 innings pitched. 
Hynes made his MLB debut with the Padres on July 14, 2013, pitching the ninth inning of a 10-1 victory against the San Francisco Giants.  He appeared in six games for the Padres and was 1-1 with a 11.12 ERA in 5 2/3 innings. He was designated for assignment on October 25, 2013.
Los Angeles Dodgers
He was traded to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations on October 31, 2013. They designated him for assignment on March 30, 2014, and he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Duke von Schamann on April 6. He was assigned to the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes. The Dodgers designated him for assignment on August 10.
Toronto Blue Jays
On August 13, 2014, Hynes was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays and assigned to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons.  He was invited to 2015 spring training, and pitched 12 shutout innings allowing only 3 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 11. His strong performance earned him a role in the bullpen to open the 2015 season.  He was optioned to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons on April 19.  On September 1, Hynes was designated for assignment.  He elected free agency on November 6. 
On February 12, 2016, Hynes agreed to a minor league contract with the Blue Jays.  He started the season with the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats, was promoted to the Buffalo Bisons on April 23, and returned to New Hampshire on April 25.