Arizona Diamondbacks Re-Sign Former CEL RHP Kevin McCanna

Former Constellation Energy League right-hander Kevin McCanna has re-signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks. 

The former Rice right-hander made 14 appearances for the Lightning Sloths, which matched a team-high, and went 1-1 with a 2.40 ERA, also collecting three saves. McCanna struck out 16 batters and allowed just eight hits in 15 innings of work. His three saves were tied for the second-most in the Constellation Energy League. 

McCanna, 26, picked up the save in the Lightning Sloths’ combined no-hitter over the Skeeters on July 19. It was the first no-hitter in the nine-year history of Constellation Field. 

The Houston Astros selected McCanna in the 13th round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of Rice. He spent two seasons in the Astros’ minor league system before joining the Diamondbacks in 2017. He reached the Triple-A level with the Diamondbacks in 2019. 

McCanna has made 98 appearances (35 starts) at the affiliated minor league level, going 23-20 with a 3.12 ERA and three saves. Before playing collegiately at Rice, McCanna graduated from The Woodlands High School in the Houston area.