New York Yankees Call Up Ian Kennedy

Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst ISeptember 20, 2009

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 14:  Pitcher Ian Kennedy #31 of the New York Yankees pitches during a Spring Training workout at the George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 14, 2009 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

“This is crazy,” Kennedy said. “I didn’t dream of this happening. After not pitching all year, this seemed crazy. When he called me and told me it was going to happen...I’m still in shock.”

He sounds really happy to be back...almost too happy...

Kennedy has always been dominant in the minors (19-6, 1.95 ERA, .985 WHIP), but the numbers didn’t translate last year (0-4, 8.17 ERA, 1.92 WHIP).

Most of the beats believe he could play a similar role to Phil Hughes next year. That would be a huge bonus to the Yankees for someone who has left some people’s radar.

Good luck, Kennedy!

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