Long Island Ducks’ Brett Kennedy Makes It Back to Affiliated Ball with Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox organization has purchased the contract of Long Island Ducks right-hander Brett Kennedy, today the Ducks announced. He will report to team’s Double-A affiliate, in Portland, Maine.

Kennedy made six starts, posting a 2-1 record with a team-leading 3.03 ERA with Long Island. He whiffed 27 batters and walked just nine in 32.2 innings of work, ranking ninth in the Atlantic League in innings pitched. 

“Brett has done a tremendous job on the mound for us and has been a terrific teammate,” Ducks President/GM Michael Pfaff said in a press release. “He has earned this opportunity, and we wish him the best of luck with the Red Sox.”

The 27-year-old righty returns to an MLB organization after spending the 2021 season in the San Diego Padres system, where he combined to make 17 appearances (14 starts) at the rookie, Double-A and Triple-A levels. Previously, the 27-year-old made the Pacific Coast League (PCL) All-Star squad in 2018 with El Paso after going 10-0 with a 2.72 ERA in 16 starts with the club. Kennedy also earned Texas League Mid-Season All-Star honors in 2017 with Double-A San Antonio, as he put up a 13-7 mark with a 3.70 ERA in 26 starts that campaign.

The Padres originally selected Kennedy in the 11th round of the 2015 amateur draft out of Fordham University, in the Bronx.

The Pomona, N.J., native first broke into the majors in 2018 with San Diego when he made six starts, going 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA and 18 strikeouts over 26.2 innings.

— Jerry Del Priore


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