With the acquisition of Daniel Norris from the Detroit Tigers, the Milwaukee Brewers added another arm to their bullpen. They might not be done adding to that group. According to Jon Heyman, the Brewers are also checking in on Ian Kennedy.
Phillies, Brewers among many teams checking on Ian Kennedy. Everyone in contention wants/needs relief.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 30, 2021
Ian Kennedy has been superb for the Texas Rangers in 2021. So far this season, he has posted a 2.51 ERA and is striking out almost 10 per 9. If the Brewers add Kennedy to the back end of this bullpen, it is just one more savvy addition that makes this Brewers’ team a really tough out in the playoffs.
Update: And just like that, reports suggest that Ian Kennedy along with Kyle Gibson are going to the Philadelphia Phillies for Spencer Howard and two other prospects. Look for David Stearns to pivot and set his sights on the next guy...Iglesias? Or Fulmer?
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