OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -The Toronto Blue Jays signed left-hander Joe Kennedy to a minor league contract on Tuesday with an eye toward adding the veteran to their bullpen in September.
Designated for assignment by Arizona on Aug. 15, Kennedy was assigned to the Jays' Triple-A club in Syracuse, where he's expected to remain for the final week of the month.
Kennedy will likely join Toronto when rosters are expanded in September. He didn't have much success in that role with Arizona. His ERA in three relief appearances was 20.25, but Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi said the team is hoping to ``capture lightning in a bottle'' and use Kennedy in a role similar to how they used reliever Scott Schoeneweis in 2005-06.
Kennedy began the season in Oakland as a starter but was 3-9 with a 4.37 ERA. He appeared in 27 games with the A's and made 16 starts before being placed on waivers. The Diamondbacks claimed him on Aug. 4.

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Marlins Win Total Prediction After a very difficult end to 2016, can the Miami Marlins regroup and turn 2017 into an uplifting story?
Thumbnail Dodgers Win Total Prediction Will the Los Angeles Dodgersbe the team to beat in the National League in 2017? Here’s our pick for their win total this season.
Thumbnail Angels Win Total Prediction Can the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim bounce back from a disappointing 2016 season this year? Here’s our breakdown of the win...
Thumbnail Houston Astros Win Total Prediction The Houston Astros flirted with a playoff appearance in 2016. Can they have a successful season in 2017?
Thumbnail Rockies Win Total Prediction Will the 2017 season be the one where the Colorado Rockies make a move to be a winning team?

MLB Team Pages