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May 9, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Kyle Kaminska announces retirement


Kyle Kaminska has retired from baseball, reports Salem Red Sox announcer Evan Lepler. Kaminska pitched for three different organizations in the last seven seasons, the Red Sox being the latest after they acquired him in December from the Pittsburgh Pirates as the player to be named later in the Zach Stewart deal.

Kaminska, 24, was originally drafted by the then Florida Marlins in the 25th round of the 2007 draft out of Naperville High School in Illinois. The right-hander split his time evenly between relieving and starting in his seven-year professional career, but had spent all of this year starting with Portland then with Salem before calling it quits.

With Portland, Kaminska allowed 19 runs in 19 2/3 innings pitched, while walking four and striking out 11. He was then transferred to Salem on May 1 to make room for Charlie Haeger in the Portland rotation. The Ohio native fared better in his time in Single-A, where he gave up six runs, struck out seven and walked one in 12 1/3 innings. His last outing of his career came on Tuesday when he surrendered four runs on nine hits while striking out three over 6 1/3 innings in Salem's 6-4 victory over the Carolina Mudcats.

Kaminska is the third Red Sox farmhand to retire since the start of the season, joining Jon Hee and Michael Flacco.

Photo Credit: Kyle Kaminska by Kelly O'Connor

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