Kennedy to pitch in fall league

Maybe Jorge could use a day off or two
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Ian Kennedy, rehabbing his way back from an arm aneurysm, spoke to reporters about his rehab plans today. The Yankees’ right-hander said that he probably won’t pitch in a Minor League game this season but will return to competitive action next month in one of the fall instructional leagues. Kennedy has been throwing his fastball and changeup during recent mound sessions, and while the AP says he will pitch in the Arizona Fall League this year, based on the eligibility requirements, Kennedy shouldn’t be able to play there. While he fits the service time requirement, he will not be off the Minor League DL 45 days prior to the end of the season. Rosters for the AzFL teams will be released soon.

Maybe Jorge could use a day off or two
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  • Dela G

    very happy for him

  • Salty Buggah

    Still sucks we can’t have him here instead of Mitre/Gaudin. I hope Mitre can pitch like he did last time.

    • Bo

      With the way he pitched last yr why is that a bad thing?

      • jsbrendog

        because IPK >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Mitre/gaudin based solely on upside alone and the fact that he could be oh so much better and would only possibly be marginally worse

        • Salty Buggah

          I think IPK>>>>>>Mitre/Gaudin based solely on probability.

        • Mattingly’s Love Child

          Dude, I’ve been gone for almost 3 weeks, I come back and you’re still responding to Bo.

          He was just baiting the sane/logical people who frequent this blog…

      • Salty Buggah

        Because he can pitch better than Mitre and is most likely way better than how he pitched last year? Be patient, Bo.

        • Mattingly’s Love Child

          I have a strong dislike for Bo, so I may be biased….

          But Bo is not patient. He wants everything NOW. He’d probably call Jesus injury prone if that wouldn’t get him attacked by everyone here….

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    What about the new Florida Winter League?

    • Rick in Boston

      I believe the Florida league’s purpose is to replace the Hawaii league. IPK has pitched professionally too long to go – the league is geared for younger, less seasoned guys.

      • A.D.

        Yeah figure Cotham could go there if they want more innings for him

    • Zack

      He’ll get innings, he was apart of the Puerto Rican League last winter (34IP). They have them in multiple leagues that players can get innings- and theres no experience limit like the AFL

      • leokitty

        I read something in an IPK update where he himself said PR so I’m guessing that’s where he’s going.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Which of our other prospects will be participating in a fall/winter league?

    • Benjamin Kabak

      You’ll know when we know. The roster announcements should come down this week or next.

      • jsbrendog

        plz fill hughes the starder PLZ

        • Mike Axisa

          Can’t, too much service time.

          • jsbrendog

            not in any league? at all? anywhere? but major leaguers goplaces to play

            • Chris

              There’s really no benefit to having him pitch in a fall league. He almost definitely won’t go over his career high for innings, so it will only have a slight (if any) impact on his innings limit for 2010 and beyond.

              • jsbrendog

                but it will if only because that high was a few seasons ago and its nto worth the risk when the option is there.

                • Zack

                  the argument can be made that you want to give guys <25 the offseason off to rest themselves.
                  but theres no right/wrong answer

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            • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              Winter leagues only.

              Maybe he can go play Dominican winter ball with Melky and Cano. And Joba can go too, so that he can keep making fun of Melky for flailing his arms like a little girl when he gets hit by a pitch in the back.

              • Mattingly’s Love Child

                You don’t want Hughes or Joba to go the Dominican league. You don’t want them to pick up those lazy habits.

                • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  He could go to the Venezuelan league.

                  Now that Ugueth Urbina’s doing a 14-year bid, there’s like a 85% chance that Hughes won’t be competing against any homicidal maniacs.

                • JMK

                  Wouldn’t Ugeth’s son possibly be there?

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