West Nyack native Patrick Kivlehan has been traded twice and waived this year, but the instability means nothing in light of his most recent stop: the big leagues.
Kivlehan debuted with the San Diego Padres this week and is off to a good start, with four hits in 13 at bats, including his first big league home run, a mammoth 450-foot shot.
The 26-year-old Rocklander went to private high school at St. Joseph in nearby Montvale, NJ. He went on to college at Rutgers and was selected in the fourth round of the 2012 MLB draft.
He made the jump to AAA last year and hit 22 home runs with Seattle’s Tacoma affiliate. He was traded to Rangers in November 2015 and then traded back to the Mariners this May. The Mariners waived him last week and he was picked up by the San Diego Padres.
Now he’s in the big show.
Good luck, Patrick. Rockland County is rooting for you.