Former Atlantic City high pitcher and Brigantine native, Brett Kennedy, has signed a deal with the Boston Red Sox organization.

Kennedy, 27, a 2012 Atlantic City graduate, spent time in the San Diego Padres organization, reaching the majors in 2018.  He went 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA with the big league club, before being released by the Padres in 2021.

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He missed most of the 2019 season due to multiple injury issues.

He has been pitching in the Atlantic League with the Long Island Ducks, going 2–1 with a 3.03 ERA and 27 strikeouts over 32.2 innings before landing with the Red Sox organization, being assigned to the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs.

At Atlantic City, Kennedy had an outstanding junior season for head coach Brett Bean's Vikings, going 3-2 with a 2.10 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 44.1 innings pitched, landing a scholarship to pitch at Fordham.

Kennedy was drafted in the 11th round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres.

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