Ian Kennedy

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Texas Rangers Relief Pitcher (RP ) Age: 39-127d Exp: 14.124 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 1 (#21 overall), 2006 College: Southern California Agent(s): Scott Boras (Boras Corporation)

  • Current Contract

    Ian Kennedy signed a 1 year / $720,000 contract with the Texas Rangers, including $720,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $720,000.

    2023-2023 Free Agent (Minor League Contract)

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $720,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $720,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
    Year   Age Service Status Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2023 Contract details by year 38 13.124 $720,000 $100,646 $720,000 $100,646 $100,646($100,646)
    2024 Free Agent Year 39 UFA  
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2023-2023Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,250,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,250,000
    Free Agent:

    2023-2023 Free Agent

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,250,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,250,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA

    2022-2023 Free Agent

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,750,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,750,000
    Free Agent:

    2022-2022Buyout

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $250,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $250,000
    Free Agent:

    2021-2021Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,903,161
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,903,161
    Free Agent:

    2021-2021 Free Agent

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,150,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,150,000
    Free Agent:

    2016-2020 Free Agent

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $70,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $14,000,000
    Free Agent:

    2015-2015 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $9,850,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $9,850,000
    Free Agent:

    2014-2014 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $6,100,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $6,100,000
    Free Agent:

    2013-2013Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,120,847
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,120,847
    Free Agent:

    2013-2013 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,265,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,265,000
    Free Agent:

    2012-2012 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $519,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $519,500
    Free Agent:

    2011-2011 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $423,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $423,000
    Free Agent:

    2010-2010 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $403,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $403,000
    Free Agent:

    2009-2009 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $408,925
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $408,925
    Free Agent:

    2008-2008 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $394,275
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $394,275
    Free Agent:

    2007-2007 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / -
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary -
    Free Agent:

    2006-2006Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,250,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,250,000
    Free Agent:
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2006 Player Cash Earnings - $2,250,000 - $2,250,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $394,275 - - $394,275
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $408,925 - - $408,925
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $403,000 - - $403,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $423,000 - - $423,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $519,500 - - $519,500
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $2,144,153 - - $2,144,153
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $2,120,847 - - $2,120,847
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $6,100,000 - - $6,100,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $9,850,000 - - $9,850,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - - $7,500,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $13,500,000 - - $13,500,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $16,000,000 - - $16,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $6,111,111 - - $6,111,111
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $246,839 - - $246,839
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,903,161 - - $1,903,161
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - - $4,500,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $250,000 - - $250,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $2,250,000 - - $2,250,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $100,646 - - $100,646
    Est. Earnings
    (15 seasons)
    $74,725,457 $2,250,000 - $76,975,457
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $803,200 $2,250,000 - $3,053,200
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $8,216,347 - - $8,216,347
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $18,094,153 - - $18,094,153
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $43,111,111 - - $43,111,111
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $246,839 - - $246,839
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,253,807 - - $4,253,807
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    06/14/2013 Player contract details by year 10 games $233,060 Intentionally hitting Yasiel Puig, inducing a brawl
    10 $233,060
  • Transactions

    Nov 3 2023Retired from Professional Baseball
    Sep 5 2023Contract purchased by Texas (TEX)
    Jun 20 2023Signed a minor league contract with Texas (TEX)
    May 14 2023Released by Texas (TEX)
    May 11 2023Designated for Assignment by Texas (TEX)
    Mar 29 2023Contract purchased by Texas (TEX)
    Jan 27 2023Signed a 1 year $2.25 million minor league contract with Texas (TEX)
    Nov 8 2022Arizona (ARI) declined a $4 million mutual option for 2023 ($250,000 buyout)
    Mar 14 2022Signed a 1 year $4.75 million contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Jul 30 2021Traded to Philadelphia (PHI) from Texas (TEX) with Kyle Gibson and Hans Crouse for Spencer Howard, Kevin Gowdy and Josh Gessner
    Feb 22 2021Signed a minor league contract with Texas (TEX)
    Nov 4 2017Exercised a 3 year $49 million player option with Kansas City (KC)
    Jan 16 2016Signed a 5 year $70 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Nov 6 2015Extended a $15.8 million qualiying offer by San Diego (SD)
    Jan 16 2015Signed a 1 year $9.85 million contract with San Diego (SD)
    Jan 16 2014Signed a 1 year $6.1 million contract with San Diego (SD)
    Jul 31 2013Traded to San Diego (SD) from Arizona (ARI) for Matt Stites and Joe Thatcher
    Jan 18 2013Signed a 1 year $4.625 million contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Mar 3 2012Signed a 1 year $519k contract with Arizona (AR)
    Mar 10 2011Signed a 1 year $423k contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Mar 11 2010Signed a 1 year $403k contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Dec 8 2009Traded to Arizona (ARI) from Detroit (DET) as part of a 3-team trade: New York (NYY) traded Phil Coke and Austin Jackson to Detroit (DET); Detroit (DET) traded Curtis Granderson to New York (NYY); Detroit (DET) traded Edwin Jackson to Arizona (ARI); Arizona (ARI) traded Max Scherzer and Daniel Schlereth to Detroit (DET)
    Mar 3 2009Signed a 1 year $408k contract with New York (NYY)
    Mar 4 2008Signed a 1 year $394k contract with New York (NYY)
    Sep 1 2007Contract purchased by New York (NYY)
    Jul 1 2007Signed a contract with New York (NYY)
    Jun 24 2006Drafted by New York (NYY): Round 1 (#21 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Ian Kennedy, and the financial implications.

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    Statistics

    Season Team Games IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP WAR
    2023 TEX 16 16.1 16 15 13 7 21 4 0 1 0 7.16 1.408 -0.43
    2022 ARI 57 50.1 57 33 30 22 44 11 4 7 10 5.36 1.57 -1.25
    2021 PHI 55 56.1 45 21 20 17 62 12 3 1 27 3.20 1.101 1.14
    2020 KC 15 14.0 20 17 14 5 15 7 0 2 0 9.00 1.786 -0.88
    2019 KC 63 63.1 64 24 24 17 73 6 3 2 30 3.41 1.279 1.56
    2018 KC 22 119.2 125 66 62 40 105 20 3 9 0 4.66 1.379 1.05
    2017 KC 30 154.0 143 99 92 61 131 34 5 13 0 5.38 1.325 0.64
    2016 KC 33 195.1 173 81 80 66 184 33 11 11 0 3.68 1.223 4.28
    2015 SD 30 168.1 166 95 80 52 174 31 9 15 0 4.28 1.295 -0.31
    2014 SD 33 201.0 189 85 81 70 207 16 13 13 0 3.63 1.289 1.51
    2013 SD 32 181.1 181 108 100 73 163 27 7 10 0 4.96 1.401 -1.43
    2012 ARI 33 208.1 216 101 93 55 187 28 15 12 0 4.02 1.301 1.91
    2011 ARI 34 222.0 186 73 71 55 198 19 21 4 0 2.88 1.086 4.84
    2010 ARI 33 194.0 163 87 82 70 168 26 9 10 0 3.80 1.201 2.97
    2009 NYY 1 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 2 0.11
    2008 NYY 10 39.2 50 37 36 26 27 5 0 4 0 8.17 1.916 -0.86
    Totals 500 1904.0 1,807 948 882 647 1,775 280 104 114 67 4.17 1.289 14.85
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