Ian Kennedy was named the 2011 Opening Day starter for the Arizona Diamondbacks today by Manager Kirk Gibson. The 26 year-old right-hander compiled a 9-10 record, 3.80 ERA, and 1.20 WHIP in his first season with the club after being acquired from the New York Yankees in December 2009. Kennedy was selected 21st overall in the 2006 Amateur Draft by the Yankees and made his MLB debut the following season.
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Written by Josh Robbins
Josh is a freelance video-journalist and baseball historian in Chandler, Arizona. In 2010, he earned a Master’s Degree in Sport Management from CSU-Long Beach. From June 16 to July 11, 2008, he watched a game in all Thirty Major League Baseball stadiums in a world record 26 days by car. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website at Thirty27.com.