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Reports: Ian Kennedy agrees to second stint with Diamondbacks

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Sep 17, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Ian Kennedy (31) pitches against the New York Mets during the ninth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 17, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Ian Kennedy (31) pitches against the New York Mets during the ninth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Free-agent right-hander Ian Kennedy agreed to a one-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to multiple reports on Sunday night.

The MLB Network reported Kennedy will receive $4.75 million with the possibility of earning $2.35 million in incentives.

Kennedy, 37, spent 3 1/2 seasons (2010-13) with Arizona earlier in his career. He enjoyed the best season of his career in 2011 when he went 21-4 with a 2.88 ERA and finished fourth in the National League Cy Young voting.

Last season, Kennedy went 3-1 with a 3.20 ERA and 26 saves in 55 appearances while splitting time with the Texas Rangers (32 appearances) and Philadelphia Phillies (23).

Overall, Kennedy is 100-106 with a 4.10 ERA and 56 saves in 424 appearances (290 starts) over 15 seasons with the New York Yankees, Diamondbacks, San Diego Padres, Kansas City Royals, Rangers and Phillies.

–Field Level Media