Kennedy to throw BP Wednesday

Updated: August 31, 2009, 8:07 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

TAMPA, Fla. -- Yankees pitcher Ian Kennedy will throw batting practice Wednesday for the first time since surgery May 12 to remove an aneurysm from beneath his right biceps.

Kennedy said he felt great after throwing 45 pitches off a mound Monday. The right-hander will make 30 pitches during Wednesday's session. He also is scheduled to face hitters Saturday and the following Tuesday.

The 24-year-old Kennedy was pitching for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre when he experienced numbness in his pitching hand earlier this season. He is set to pitch in September's instructional league and afterward in the Arizona Fall League.

Kennedy went 1-4 with a 6.14 ERA in 13 major league games with the Yankees from 2007-08, including 12 starts.

Meanwhile, the Yankees acquired minor league outfielder Freddy Guzman from the Baltimore Orioles.

In exchange for Guzman, who will report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the Orioles will receive a player to be named or cash.

Guzman played 95 games for Triple-A Tacoma, Pawtucket and Norfolk this season. He batted .218 with two homers, 16 RBIs and 38 stolen bases.

He has appeared in the majors for San Diego in 2004 and Texas in 2006 and 2007, hitting .213 with a home run and six RBIs.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.