MLB Pitcher Dies in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ Major league pitcher Joe Kennedy has died in Tampa.

A Hillsborough County sheriff's officials says Kennedy passed out at home and was taken to a a hospital. He died early this morning, but no further information has been released. He was 28.

Kennedy's agent, Damon Lapa, tells ESPN.com that Kennedy died while at home with family in Florida.

The 28-year-old left-hander was 43-61 in seven major league seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, Arizona Diamondbacks and Toronto Blue Jays.

Kennedy made his major league debut in June 2001 and made his last appearance in relief on Sept. 29 in a 5-3 win over Tampa Bay.


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