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Ian Kennedy | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Padres manager Bud Black announced Thursday that Ian Kennedy (hamstring) will return to the Padres' starting rotation Saturday against the Dodgers.
Kennedy suffered a left hamstring strain in his first start of the 2015 season, but he only wound up missing two turns. The 30-year-old right-hander struck out 207 batters in 201 innings last season alongside a 3.63 ERA and is pitching for a big contract in his walk year. Odrisamer Despaigne is headed back to the bullpen. Apr 23 - 1:03 PM

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Ian Kennedy (hamstring) threw a side session Wednesday.

Kennedy said the session went well. The right-hander continues to work his way back from a left hamstring strain suffered in his first start of the season. Kennedy will likely be activated and start Saturday against the Dodgers.
Apr 22 - 7:12 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said that Ian Kennedy (hamstring) "looked good" during an 81-pitch appearance in an extended spring training game Monday.

"He looked good, [threw] all his pitches," Black said. "He had a few strikeouts. They nicked him for a couple runs, but overall he's throwing the ball good, no issues with the hamstring." Black wouldn't officially confirm that Kennedy was slated to rejoin the rotation on Saturday against the Dodgers when first eligible, but all signs point to it happening. Odrisamer Despaigne will head back to the bullpen.
Apr 20 - 10:10 PM

Ian Kennedy (hamstring) will throw 75-90 pitches in an extended spring training game on Monday.

He was cleared for game action after getting through a bullpen session Friday with no issues. That the Padres have decided to give him an extended spring training start rather than send him on an official rehab assignment should be irrelevant. Kennedy will be eligible for activation five days after Monday's appearance and should be penciled in to rejoin the rotation on April 25 versus the Dodgers.
Apr 17 - 12:13 PM

Ian Kennedy (hamstring) threw a bullpen session Wednesday.

Kennedy hit the disabled list after suffering a hamstring strain in his 2015 debut. He'll throw another bullpen session Friday, after which he will go on a rehab assignment. It sounds as though he won't miss much more than the minimum, a good sign for Kennedy owners.
Apr 15 - 9:03 PM

Ian Kennedy (hamstring) is 2-3 days away from throwing a bullpen session.

Padres manager Bud Black noted that Kennedy will likely need a rehab assignment before being activated, but it will probably be just one start. The veteran right-hander has a shot to be activated when first eligible later this month.
Apr 13 - 7:30 PM

Padres placed RHP Ian Kennedy on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Kennedy sustained the injury during Friday's outing against the Dodgers. Odrisamer Despaigne will take his place in the Padres starting rotation beginning with Tuesday's outing against the Diamondbacks.
Apr 10 - 7:38 PM

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres will place Ian Kennedy (hamstring) on the disabled list later Friday.

It's confirmation of what FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reported earlier Friday. The move is not yet official, but when it is the Padres will call up Chris Rearick to take Kennedy's spot on the roster. Assuming Kennedy's rotation spot will be Odrisamer Despaigne. It's uncertain at this point how much time Kennedy will miss, but the Padres called his left hamstring strain "mild."
Apr 10 - 5:20 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that Ian Kennedy (hamstring) will "likely" be placed on the disabled list.

Kennedy suffered a strained left hamstring during his season debut Thursday. While the strain is considered mild, the Padres will be cautious here. They have a capable fill-in in Odrisamer Despaigne, who should slide into the rotation next week. Kennedy will likely only miss a couple weeks.
Apr 10 - 1:26 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said after Friday's game that Ian Kennedy has been diagnosed with a mild hamstring strain.

Black conceded that Kennedy could land on the disabled list with the injury. In that event, Odrisamer Despaigne would be called upon to fill his spot in the rotation. More should be known about his status on Friday.
Apr 9 - 11:21 PM

Ian Kennedy was forced to leave his season debut against the Dodgers on Thursday in the third inning due to a left hamstring strain.

Kennedy had gone 2 1/3 innings, allowing two hits and a pair of walks while striking out two. While it doesn't sound like a serious issue, it could force the right-hander to the disabled list. He was replaced by Odrisamer Despaigne, who would be the candidate to take his place in the rotation if he was forced to miss any additional time.
Apr 9 - 7:51 PM

Ian Kennedy was superb Monday, recording seven strikeouts over six scoreless frames in a Cactus League victory over the Reds.

Kennedy issued just one free pass and only one of the six hits he allowed went for extra bases. The right-hander has a solid 3.78 ERA with a strikeout per inning this spring and should continue to be a nice fantasy option while calling Petco Park home.
Mar 30 - 8:47 PM

Ian Kennedy yielded a pair of runs in three innings in Sunday's start against the Indians.

Kennedy hasn't had the best start to the spring, as he's now allowed seven runs in 6 2/3 innings. He is coming off of a great 2014 campaign for the Padres, though, having posted a 3.63 ERA and a 207/70 K/BB ratio in 201 innings. If he can limit home runs, as he did last season, he should have another strong showing in 2015.
Mar 15 - 6:47 PM

Ian Kennedy was shelled for five hits and three earned runs over just 1 2/3 innings Tuesday in the Padres' 10-5 Cactus League victory over the Giants.

Kennedy also struggled in his spring debut last week against the Mariners, but there's nothing to worry about yet. The right-hander had a 6.33 ERA in six starts last spring but then went on to post a 3.63 ERA and 207 strikeouts over 201 regular-season innings.
Mar 10 - 7:40 PM

Ian Kennedy allowed two runs in two innings Thursday as the Padres fell 9-4 to the Mariners.

Robinson Cano doubled, then Nelson Cruz homered in the third inning. Overall, Kennedy allowed three hits and a walk while striking out two. The right-hander was productive over 201 innings last season, finsihing with a 3.63 ERA and a 207/70 K/BB ratio.
Mar 5 - 6:43 PM

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Starting Pitcher
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Brandon Morrow
6Odrisamer Despaigne
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2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
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