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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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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Royals and Rangers have expressed interest in Ian Kennedy.
The Padres are also fielding inquiries on Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross, but Kennedy is seen as the likeliest to be traded. Rosenthal notes that the Royals might not match up with the Padres, who are looking for offense. Kennedy is arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter before hitting free agency next offseason. Nov 18 - 9:01 AM

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Ian Kennedy beat the Giants on Friday by allowing just an unearned run over seven innings.

Kennedy, who was practically given away by the Diamondbacks in 2013, ends the year 13-13 with a 3.63 ERA and 207 strikeouts in 201 innings. Thanks in part to Petco, he allowed just 16 homers after surrendering 28 in 208 1/3 innings in 2012 and 27 in 181 1/3 innings in 2013. He's merely arbitration eligible this winter, so he should be back as the Padres' third starter behind Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner next year.
Sep 27 - 2:00 AM

Ian Kennedy limited the Giants to two runs over 6 2/3 innings to earn the win Sunday.

Kennedy yielded just five hits and a walk, with a two-run home run the only damage against him. Kennedy also struck out five in the outing. Kennedy has won two straight, improving to 12-13 while lowering his ERA to 3.76, and he'll have one more shot to improve on those numbers this season. That opportunity will come Friday in a rematch with the same Giants in San Francisco.
Sep 21 - 10:09 PM

Ian Kennedy improved to 11-13 after surrendering three runs across six innings as the Padres beat the Phillies on Tuesday.

Kennedy struck out seven and walked four, racing to 111 pitches before Bud Black's hook came. On the bright side, he snapped a two-start losing streak; in those outings, he gave up double-digit hits in consecutive starts for the first time. Now sporting a 3.80 ERA and 1.32 WHIP, Kennedy welcomes San Francisco to town on Sunday.
Sep 17 - 1:26 AM

Ian Kennedy surrendered three runs on 10 hits over six innings in another lackluster performance against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Kennedy struck out five and walked one. It wasn't a train wreck of an outing, but Kennedy had no room for error across from a dealing Dan Haren. Kennedy hates facing Los Angeles, coming in this game 0-4 with a 4.91 ERA in his last eight starts against the Dodgers. Make that 0-5 in his last nine. Kennedy (10-13, 3.77 ERA) gets the Phillies next week.
Sep 11 - 1:00 AM

Ian Kennedy fell to 10-12 on the season after surrendering four runs in 5 1/3 innings as the D'Backs lost against the D'Backs on Thursday.

The D'Backs have had Kennedy's number this season, as he has failed to make it through the sixth inning in each of his three starts against them with a 5.63 ERA. On Thursday, Kennedy gave up 10 hits and a pair of walks while striking out two. He owns a 3.75 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a 184/62 K/BB ratio, which he'll take into a road start against the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Sep 5 - 12:17 AM

Ian Kennedy limited the Dodgers to one run over seven innings Saturday in the Padres' 10-inning win.

Kennedy did not factor into the decision because the Padres won in extras. He was great, though, yielding just four hits and striking out eight Los Angeles hitters. Kennedy now owns a 3.65 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 182/60 K/BB ratio in 170 total frames this year. He will face the Diamondbacks at home next time out.
Aug 31 - 12:10 AM

Ian Kennedy gave up eight hits and three runs over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Against his former team, Kennedy wasn't overly effective -- he allowed eight hits and walked three on the day -- but he was able to earn his 10th win. It's the third time in the last four seasons Kennedy has reached double-digit wins. Kennedy has a 3.75 ERA and 174/57 K/BB ratio over 163 innings, and he'll meet up with the Dodgers on Saturday.
Aug 24 - 9:10 PM

Ian Kennedy was blasted for six runs (five earned) over five innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday night.

The Dodgers didn't take Kennedy out of the yard, but they were quite content to make the evening miserable on him within the confines of Dodger Stadium. Chief amongst those hitting the balls on the screws were Matt Kemp and Justin Turner, each of whom doubled twice. You could be forgiven for not having seen this stinker coming: Kennedy came into the game 4-1 with a 2.57 ERA over his last eight starts. We do know, however, that the right-hander hates facing Los Angeles, having gone 0-3 with a 6.51 ERA in his previous six outings against them. While you're advised to avoid him in any matchup across from the Dodgers, Kennedy is a useful fantasy hurler against most everybody else. He will take a 3.72 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 168/54 K/BB ratio into this weekend's start in Arizona.
Aug 20 - 1:41 AM

Ian Kennedy earned his ninth win, relenting three runs over six innings as the Padres defeated the Rockies 5-3 on Wednesday.

Since the beginning of July, Kennedy has allowed three or fewer runs in seven of eight starts. However, he hasn't exactly been an innings-eater, going beyond the sixth inning only twice in that span of time. On Wednesday, the Rockies scratched out six hits, including a D.J. LeMahieu solo home run, while drawing two walks and fanning eight times. Kennedy will take a 3.54 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 163/52 K/BB ratio into next week's start against the Dodgers on the road.
Aug 13 - 9:59 PM

Ian Kennedy allowed two runs (one earned) over six innings in a loss to the Pirates on Friday.

Kennedy held the Pirates scoreless after the first inning, but he simply didn't get much help from his offense with Vance Worley on the hill for Pittsburgh. He struck out five and walked three in the loss and now sits at 8-10 with a 3.51 ERA across 24 starts this season. He'll face the Rockies next week at home, which is a very favorable matchup in fantasy leagues.
Aug 8 - 10:07 PM

Ian Kennedy held the Braves to one run in five innings Saturday in his return to the rotation.

Kennedy missed his previous start with oblique soreness. He was unusually wild tonight, walking five, but he struck out seven and allowed just two hits.
Aug 3 - 1:24 AM

A source tells FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal that the Royals, Pirates, Marlins "and others" are in on Ian Kennedy.

Rosenthal also notes the right-hander isn't a certainty to be dealt at the deadline. The Padres would have incentive to hold onto him, as Kennedy still has another year of arbitration before becoming a free agent. Still, he's having a great year and the Padres would likely be better dealing him for players who will be peaking closer to when they're ready to contend. Stay tuned.
Jul 30 - 6:28 PM

Chad Jennings of the LoHud Yankees Blog was told that the Yankees' interest in Ian Kennedy was "medium."

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reported last week that the Yankees were "not being aggressive" in their pursuit of Kennedy. There's also been a feeling that the Padres might prefer to hang on to Kennedy, who is under team control next season. Kennedy is currently out with an oblique injury but is expected to rejoin the rotation on Saturday.
Jul 30 - 12:59 PM

Ian Kennedy (oblique) is expected to return to the Padres' rotation on Saturday versus the Braves.

Kennedy was scratched from his scheduled turn Monday due to soreness in his left oblique, but it's not a major concern. He is expected to throw a side session on Wednesday. Jason Lane will start in his place for the Padres on Monday afternoon at Turner Field in Atlanta.
Jul 28 - 11:08 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Rene Rivera
3Adam Moore
1B1Tommy Medica
2Yonder Alonso
2B1Jedd Gyorko
2Taylor Lindsey
SS1Everth Cabrera
2Alexi Amarista
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Carlos Quentin
2Rymer Liriano
CF1Will Venable
2Cameron Maybin
3Abraham Almonte
RF1Seth Smith
2Jake Goebbert
3Alex Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Tyson Ross
4Jesse Hahn
5Odrisamer Despaigne
6Robbie Erlin
7Joe Wieland
8Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joaquin Benoit
2Kevin Quackenbush
3Dale Thayer
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6R.J. Alvarez
7Leonel Campos
8Frank Garces
9Tayron Guerrero