Phillies acquire Kennedy from Detroit

June 7th, 2024

The Phillies have acquired infielder Buddy Kennedy from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for cash considerations.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

The 25-year-old Kennedy, who was designated for assignment by Detroit on June 3, has spent most of this season with triple-A Toledo, slashing .234/.331/.383 (.714 OPS) with 12 doubles, three home runs and 14 RBI in 141 at-bats. Defensively, the Millville, N.J., native has made appearances at second base (22), third base (18), first base (1) and shortstop (1) for Toledo.

A right-handed batter, Kennedy has hit .205 (24-117) with two home runs and 17 RBI in 46 major league games between the Arizona Diamondbacks (2022-23) and Tigers (2024). He was originally selected by Arizona in the fifth round of the 2017 MLB Draft.