He graduated from Bangor high school in 1995 and was drafted in the sixth round of the amateur draft that same year by the Boston Red Sox.
Kinney was named high school Gatorade Player of the year when he dominated on the mound and hit .400 for the Rams in 1995.
Kinney pitched for the Minnesota Twins, Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals, and San Francisco Giants in his big league career that went from 2000-2005
He was traded to the Twins in July 1998.
In 2002, Kinney was traded to the Brewers.
Kinney won 19 games in 58 career big league starts. His best season was in 2003, when he won 10 games for the Brewers.
Kinney struck out 297 batters in 389.2 innings pitched in his big league career.
He was picked up off waivers by the Royals in 2004. He made 11 relief appearances for Kansas City that season.
He went 2-0 in five games (one start) in 2005 for the Giants.
Kinney played the 2008 season for the Saitama Seibu Lions in Japan.