Found January 03, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Adam Kennedy, who spent much of his career playing for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/Anaheim Angels, is all but retired from Major League Baseball.  Kennedy has not announced his retirement, but he is moving on with his life and focusing on teaching baseball. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Kennedy is set to open a baseball academy in the Anaheim area this summer.  That would likely mean he is done playing. Former #Angels and #Dodgers INF Adam Kennedy hasn't officially retired but is opening a baseball development facility in Anaheim next week. — Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) January 2, 2013 Kennedy will be 37 years old in a few days and has spent 14 years in the Majors.  Most recently, Kennedy played for the Los Angeles Dodgers.  He appeared in 86 games and hit .262/.345/.357.  He was still a productive utility player, and he could play somewhere else this season if he wanted to.  But it seems Kennedy is ready to move on. Kennedy suffered a groin injury toward the end of the 2012 season that shelved him for the final few games of the season.  The groin injury was a reoccurrence of a similar injury he had suffered earlier in the year.  Injuries may have played a role in Kennedy's decision to call it a career - if that's what he does. Remember, his retirement has not officially been announced. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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