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Yanks send struggling Kennedy to minors, recall Rasner

Updated: May 5, 2008, 6:07 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Struggling pitcher Ian Kennedy was sent to the minor leagues Sunday by the New York Yankees, who purchased Darrell Rasner's contract from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The Yankees promised patience with their young pitchers this season, but Kennedy was optioned to Triple-A after going 0-2 with an 8.37 ERA in six games, including five starts.

"I was kind of surprised," Kennedy said. "But it's bound to happen if you don't win, especially here."

The 23-year-old ...

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