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NL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
49-26 4-6 L2
42-31 7-3 W4
37-38 7-3 W1
36-38 8-2 W1
26-49 4-6 W3

2024 Batting

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HR
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OPS
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SB
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Regular Season .200 1 4 .808 1

Top Buddy Kennedy News

  • Tigers' Buddy Kennedy: Outrighted to Triple-A

    The Tigers outrighted Kennedy to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday after he cleared waivers.

    Kennedy could elect free agency if he wants, but it's not clear at this point whether he will do so. If he doesn't, he'll join Toledo, where he will represent infield depth for the Tigers.

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  • Phillies' Buddy Kennedy: Traded to Phillies

    The Phillies acquired Kennedy from the Tigers on Friday in exchange for cash considerations and optioned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    The official transactions log on MLB.com had listed Kennedy as having been outrighted by the Tigers after clearing waivers, but that was erroneous and has since been deleted. Instead, he's headed to Lehigh Valley, where he will give the Phillies some infield depth. Kennedy has slashed .205/.294/.316 in 46 games over parts of three seasons in the majors.

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  • Tigers' Buddy Kennedy: DFA'd by Detroit

    The Tigers designated Kennedy for assignment Monday.

    Kennedy was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on April 30 after appearing in six games for the Tigers and going 2-for-10 with one stolen base, one home run and four RBI. The 25-year-old had been performing at a below-league-average level with Toledo for the season, slashing .234/.331/.383 (88 wRC+) across 163 plate appearances. Kennedy could remain with the organization if he clears waivers, but he'll cede his spot on the 40-man roster to outfielder Justyn-Henry Malloy, who was called up from Triple-A on Monday.

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  • Tigers' Buddy Kennedy: Optioned to Triple-A

    The Tigers optioned Kennedy to Triple-A Toledo on Monday.

    Kennedy is being sent out to make room for Andy Ibanez (hamstring), who will be activated from the injured list prior to Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Cardinals. He's 2-for-10 with one homer and one stolen base during his brief time with the big club this season.

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  • Tigers' Buddy Kennedy: Swipes first career bag

    Kennedy went 1-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base in Wednesday's 7-5 loss to the Rays.

    Getting the start at second base and batting seventh with Tampa Bay southpaw Tyler Alexander set for a bulk relief outing, Kennedy swiped his first career base in the majors while collecting his second hit since his promotion. The 25-year-old has supplied a homer and four RBI in four games, and he could spot in around the Tigers' injury-weakened infield more often than expected if he continues to produce.

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  • Tigers' Buddy Kennedy: Launches first homer

    Kennedy went 1-for-2 with a home run, three RBI and a walk in Sunday's win over Minnesota.

    Kennedy brought home a run with a sacrifice fly in the first inning before drilling a two-run shot in the third. It was his first MLB home run since the 2022 campaign. The 25-year-old slashed .288/.354/.509 with nine extra-base hits in 15 games with Triple-A Toledo prior to being called up Saturday.

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  • Tigers' Buddy Kennedy: Recalled from Toledo

    The Tigers recalled Kennedy from Triple-A Toledo on Saturday.

    With Gio Urshela (hamstring) headed to the injured list, Kennedy will come up from the minors to add depth to Detroit's infield unit. Matt Vierling has served as Urshela's replacement at third base since he was injured during Friday's game, but Kennedy could see a few starts on days when Vierling rests or plays in the outfield.

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  • Tigers' Buddy Kennedy: Optioned to Triple-A

    The Tigers optioned Kennedy to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    Kennedy was claimed off waivers in late February and wasn't able to push for an Opening Day roster spot. The infielder will likely bounce between second and third base while at Toledo.

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  • Tigers' Buddy Kennedy: Claimed by Detroit

    The Tigers claimed Kennedy off waivers from the Cardinals on Thursday.

    Kennedy was DFA'd by St. Louis on Tuesday to make room for Brandon Crawford, and Kennedy will now look to make a name for himself in Detroit. The 25-year-old owns a .592 career OPS through 123 big-league plate appearances, but he slashed .318/.444/.481 with Arizona's Triple-A affiliate in 2023. Kennedy will likely return to Triple-A to begin the new season, but he could play for the Tigers at some point if his bat stays hot in the minors. Andre Lipcius was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

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  • Cardinals' Buddy Kennedy: Designated for assignment

    Kennedy was designated for assignment by the Cardinals on Tuesday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    The move frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Brandon Crawford. Kennedy was a waiver claim from the Athletics earlier this offseason and will now go through the waiver process again.

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  • Cardinals' Buddy Kennedy: Claimed off waivers by St. Louis

    Kennedy was claimed off waivers by the Cardinals on Wednesday.

    Kennedy, 25, played in 40 games at the major-league level for the Diamondbacks from 2022-23, slashing .206/.293/.299 with one home run. He was most recently in the Athletics organization after they claimed him off waivers, but he didn't appear in the big leagues with them. Kennedy posted an .887 OPS with five homers in 101 contests at the Triple-A level this season and is likely headed back to the minors to start 2024.

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  • Athletics' Buddy Kennedy: Claimed by Oakland

    Kennedy was claimed off waivers by the Athletics on Saturday and optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Kennedy gets to remain on a 40-man roster after being designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, but it's not clear when he'll get his next crack at the big leagues. In 40 major-league games across the last two seasons, the infielder owns a .206/.293/.299 slash line with one homer and zero steals.

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  • Diamondbacks' Buddy Kennedy: Pushed off 40-man roster

    Kennedy was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

    This move clears out a 40-man roster for catcher Seby Zavala, who has been claimed off waivers from the White Sox. Kennedy, 24, was slashing just .167/.310/.208 through 29 major-league plate appearances this season for Arizona.

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  • Diamondbacks' Buddy Kennedy: Optioned to Triple-A

    Arizona optioned Kennedy to Triple-A Reno on Friday.

    Kennedy went 4-for-24 in 10 games after being selected from Reno in mid-August, and he'll now return to the minors in favor of Emmanuel Rivera. There remains a chance Kennedy can return to Arizona if he heats up again in the minors, but odds are he finishes the season in Triple-A.

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  • Diamondbacks' Buddy Kennedy: Selected from Reno

    The Diamondbacks selected Kennedy's contract from Triple-A Reno on Saturday.

    Kennedy has enjoyed a breakout season in Triple-A this year, slashing .318/.447/.480 with 46 RBI through 407 plate appearances with Reno. He played 30 games with the D-backs last season with limited success and figures to act as an infield depth piece while in the majors. To make room for Kennedy on the active roster, Emmanuel Rivera was optioned to Triple-A and Kristian Robinson was designated for assignment.

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  • Diamondbacks' Buddy Kennedy: Sent outright to minors

    Kennedy was sent outright to Triple-A Reno on Friday.

    Kennedy made his MLB debut with Arizona in 2022 and slashed .217/.325/.325 over 94 plate appearances. Now, as the D-backs unload their 40-man roster, the 24-year-old infielder will develop further in Triple-A, where his line jumped up to .261/.363/.385.

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  • Diamondbacks' Buddy Kennedy: Back in majors

    Kennedy was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Friday.

    Kennedy, who turns 24 on the final day of the regular season, slashed .261/.363/.385 with seven home runs in 93 games at Triple-A this season and has a .626 OPS through 80 at-bats in the majors. This is the corresponding move to Ketel Marte going on the injured list, so Kennedy could see time at second base over the final days of the season.

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  • Diamondbacks' Buddy Kennedy: Removed from roster

    Kennedy was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Tuesday.

    Kennedy played fairly frequently over the last few weeks, but he owns just a .225 batting average and .627 OPS at the big-league level, so he was removed from the roster to open up a spot for fellow infielder Emmanuel Rivera. Kennedy will not actually report to Reno, as he will remain with the Diamondbacks as part of the team's taxi squad.

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  • Diamondbacks' Buddy Kennedy: Joins Saturday's lineup

    Kennedy was added to the lineup for Saturday's game against Atlanta.

    Kennedy is serving as the designated hitter and batting seventh Saturday after David Peralta was traded to the Rays. Kennedy has gone 2-for-5 with a walk and two strikeouts over two games since the All-Star break.

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  • Diamondbacks' Buddy Kennedy: Delivers run with triple

    Kennedy went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Padres.

    Kennedy delivered the Diamondbacks' first run with a triple in the fourth inning, his first RBI in nine games. He's been getting steady playing time at second base while Ketel Marte deals with a lingering hamstring injury that's limited him to designated-hitter duty, but that run could end soon. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo indicated earlier this week that the team has a plan in place for Marte to get back to playing the field, a process that should begin in earnest following the All-Star break. Kennedy is batting .250 (13-for-52) with two doubles, one triple, eight RBI and six runs scored over the last 19 games as the Diamondbacks' primary second baseman.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Millville, NJ
Age: 25
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R