Ian Kennedy Promoted To Triple A Level

July 24, 2007

LOS ANGELES -- Former USC right-hander Ian Kennedy (Huntington Beach/La Quinta HS) was promoted to the AAA level today of the New York Yankees organization and is now a member of the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees of the International League. Kennedy continues his meteoric rise through the minor leagues after being drafted in the first round (21st overall) of the 2006 draft.

Currently, he is 11-2 with a 1.85 ERA in his combined stints at Tampa (A) and Trenton (AA). He leads the Yankees' minor league organization with 129 strikeouts. His 11 wins place him in a tie for first and is second in ERA. Opponents have hit just .174 against him this year.

During his time at Trenton, Kennedy was 5-1 with a 2.59 ERA (48 2/3 IP, 27 H, 14 ER, 17 BB, 57 SO). He was recently named to the Baseball America Midseason Minor League All-Star Team.