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Ian Kennedy | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that the Yankees "are not being aggressive" in their pursuit of Ian Kennedy.
It essentially backs up what CBS Sports' Jon Heyman said, as Heyman noted Thursday night that while the Yanks like Kennedy, they're not prepared to give up both third base prospect Eric Jagielo and pitching prospect Ian Clarkin for him. That was the proposed package that ESPN's Jim Bowden reported, but it would be a steep price given that they were the Yankees' two first-round picks last season. San Diego is listening on Kennedy, but he's under control next season so they don't feel obligated to move him now. Jul 25 - 9:35 AM

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ESPN's Jim Bowden reports that the Yankees and Padres are discussing a trade that would send Ian Kennedy to New York in exchange for third base prospect Eric Jagielo and pitching prospect Ian Clarkin.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says that the Yankees are indeed interested in Kennedy but not if it means giving up both Jagielo and Clarkin. It would be Kennedy's second stint in New York if the trade did go through, as he was drafted by the Yanks and spent his first three big league seasons there. Needless to say, it would be just about the worse-case scenario for his fantasy value going from Petco Park to Yankee Stadium. Kennedy is making $6.1 million this season and is eligible for arbitration for a final time this winter.
Jul 24 - 11:04 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Padres "have sent word to some teams that they would need to be overwhelmed to trade" starting pitcher Ian Kennedy.

This could be a negotiating ploy on the part of the Padres, or it might just be serious. Kennedy is under contractual control (via arbitration) through the 2015 season, so the San Diego front office can slow-play this and wait for the best offer -- even if it doesn't come until this winter or next summer. The 29-year-old right-hander owns an impressive 3.66 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 143/42 K/BB ratio in 135 1/3 innings (22 starts) this season.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 24 - 11:17 AM

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Pirates and Royals each had scouts on hand to watch Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy on Friday.

The Pirates are in the market for rotation and bullpen help, while Rosenthal notes that the Royals are simply keeping all of their options open. With the Huston Street trade completed on Friday, expect the Padres to be very active in the coming days as they deal several other veterans who don't fit into the team's long-term vision.
Jul 19 - 12:53 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres and Angels "do not match up" for Ian Kennedy.

Rosenthal notes that the two clubs are still talking about a possible deal involving Huston Street. Kennedy figures to be one of the better pitchers moved this month, but the Angels have a barren farm system and don't want to trade major league pieces in order to get something done.
Jul 16 - 3:01 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Angels are targeting Padres starter Ian Kennedy.

Anaheim has also been in talks with the still-under-construction San Diego front office about closer Huston Street. Kennedy, 29, has registered an exceptional 3.47 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 133/34 K/BB ratio across 124 1/3 innings (20 starts) this season for the Padres. According to the pitching metric xFIP, he ranks better this year than guys like Max Scherzer, Adam Wainwright, and Jeff Samardzija. Kennedy is arbitration-eligible through 2015, so the Friars will probably want a fairly substantial return package.
Source: FOX Sports
Jul 14 - 8:53 AM

Ian Kennedy went unrewarded after blanking the Dodgers for eight innings on Saturday.

Kennedy has nine starts this season in which he's allowed one or no runs, but he has just seven wins total (six coming in those games, plus one more in which the Padres offense flexed its muscles in a 3-2 victory). The Padres have scored a total of 15 runs in his nine losses.
Jul 13 - 1:10 AM

Ian Kennedy allowed one run over seven innings and struck out nine to beat the Rockies in Coors Field on Monday night.

After a bumpy June, Kennedy has opened July 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA in two starts. Overall, he's struck out 125 batters in 116 1/3 innings this season. He should bring a nice return if the Padres opt to move him this month.
Jul 8 - 1:05 AM

Ian Kennedy tossed six innings of one-run ball as the Padres sunk the Reds 8-2 on Tuesday.

Kennedy struck out five, walked one and gave up seven hits. He had a 30/8 K/BB during June, but was hit hard to the tune of a 5.46 ERA over 29 2/3 innings. Kennedy snapped a streak of four consecutive starts yielding three or more runs, and he'd coughed up four runs or more in three out of four, a stretch in which he went 0-3 with a 6.08 ERA. Perhaps Kennedy was just happy to see the Reds, a team he'd been 3-1 against with a 2.55 ERA in five career starts. Kennedy (6-9, 3.87 ERA) has another good matchup on deck with the Cubs visiting on Monday.
Jul 2 - 1:08 AM

Ian Kennedy fell to 5-7, allowing five runs over seven innings in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies.

Kennedy has been sharp this season, as Tuesday's outing marked his first taste of adversity in three weeks. The right-hander allowed seven hits -- including a crucial three-run home run to Marlon Byrd in the fourth inning -- while walking none, and struck out three. Kennedy will take his 3.63 ERA and 91/20 K/BB ratio in 86 2/3 innings into his next start against the Mets on the road.
Jun 10 - 10:03 PM

Ian Kennedy improved to 5-6, allowing two runs over six innings as the Padres defeated the Pirates 3-2 on Wednesday.

Kennedy narrowly outdueled an effectively-wild Francisco Liriano. The right-hander allowed five hits -- including an Andrew McCutchen solo homer -- while walking one and striking out seven. Kennedy now has eight quality starts out of 13 along with a 3.39 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and an 88/20 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Phillies on the road in his next start.
Jun 4 - 9:41 PM

Ian Kennedy tossed six innings of one-run ball Friday in a 4-1 win over the White Sox.

Kennedy hasn't gotten much run support this season, but he has now notched wins in back-to-back starts. Of course, it has helped that he has only allowed two runs in that span. He struck out nine batters in the victory and now owns a 3.42 ERA and 81/19 K/BB ratio through 73 2/3 innings. He'll look to continue his rebound season in a start against the Pirates next Wednesday.
May 30 - 11:38 PM

Ian Kennedy allowed only two hits and one run in six innings of work, and the Padres held on to beat the Cubs 4-3 on Sunday.

Kennedy made one mistake, and Junior Lake got just enough to send it over the boards in left field. Otherwise, he allowed only one single while walking two and striking out six. The win was his first since April 27 despite owning a 3.59 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 72/16 K/BB ratio in 67 2/3 innings. If Kennedy continues to pitch well the wins will follow. His next chance will come Saturday at the White Sox.
May 25 - 9:40 PM

Ian Kennedy yielded four runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings Tuesday in a loss to the Twins.

He struck out six and walked two. It was Kennedy's second consecutive dud outing; in those two starts, his ERA has spiked from 3.12 to 3.79. Kennedy falls to 2-6 with a 1.18 WHIP and 66/14 K/BB ratio over 61 2/3 innings. He's been betrayed often by his offense. Kennedy hosts the Cubs on Sunday.
May 21 - 1:17 AM

Ian Kennedy limited the Brewers to one run on four hits over six innings in a no-decision Tuesday.

The right-hander allowed four hits and three walks, with the only Brewers run coming on a Scooter Gennett home run. He also struck out five in the outing. He didn't get the win for his efforts, as Yovani Gallardo matched him pitch for pitch, but the start did manage to lower his ERA to 3.60 through five starts. His next will come Sunday at the Nationals.
Apr 23 - 12:17 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Rene Rivera
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Tommy Medica
2B1Jedd Gyorko
2Brooks Conrad
SS1Everth Cabrera
2Alexi Amarista
3B1Chris Nelson
2Yangervis Solarte
LF1Carlos Quentin
2Jake Goebbert
CF1Will Venable
2Cameron Maybin
RF1Seth Smith
2Chris Denorfia
3Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Tyson Ross
4Eric Stults
5Robbie Erlin
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Jesse Hahn
8Casey Kelly
9Joe Wieland
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joaquin Benoit
2Dale Thayer
3Kevin Quackenbush
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6Tim Stauffer
7Troy Patton
8Blaine Boyer