MLB pitcher Joe Kennedy dies at 28
Major League Baseball pitcher Joe Kennedy died suddenly of unexplained causes on Friday in Tampa, Florida. He was 28 years old.
Kennedy was evidently in Tampa to attend a wedding when he collapsed and died.
"We are shocked and terribly saddened by the passing of Joe Kennedy," Paul Godfrey, president and chief executive of the Toronto Blue Jays, said in a statement issued by the team.
"I offer my deepest condolences and prayers to his wife Jami, and son Steffen."
Kennedy was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 1998. He pitched for the Rays from 2001-2003 with an 18-31 record.
Joe was traded to the Colorado Rockies in 2003 and to the Oakland A's in 2005. He pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007 and ended the season with the Toronto Blue Jays before becoming a free agent.