Ian Kennedy RUMORS & NEWS

  • Royals reach five-year deal with Ian Kennedy

    Sportsnet "The Kansas City Royals have made a move to bolster their starting rotation, reportedly signing Ian Kennedy to a five-year, $70 million contract." January 16

  • Royals to sign Ian Kennedy for five years, $70 million

    Hardball Talk "The noteworthy signings keep on coming on this Saturday morning. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that the Royals and Ian Kennedy have reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract. Coming off a 4.28 ERA over 30 starts in 2015, Kennedy received a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying..." January 16

  • Report: Royals 'making progress' with Ian Kennedy

    The Score "Eager to add another starter to their rotation following the loss of Johnny Cueto, the Kansas City Royals continue to have dialogue with Ian Kennedy and appear to be making progress on a deal with the right-hander, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Kennedy, who turned 31 last month,..." January 15

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    w/ starting pitching field narrowed, teams seen as most likely spots for ian kennedy include royals, nats, astros & rockies

  • Royals “talking to” Yovani Gallardo, Ian Kennedy

    Hardball Talk "Kansas City is apparently trying to upgrade its rotation with what’s left of the free agent starter market, as Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Royals are “talking to” both Yovani Gallardo and Ian Kennedy. Gallardo and Kennedy each turned down $15.8 million qualifying offers from..." January 13

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    royals are among teams with strong interest in ian kennedy. expected to make push now that gordon is done

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    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    Ian Kennedy will NOT accept qualifying offer according to a source familiar with his decision. Kennedy has 9.3 SO/9 2nd to Price on market

  • Ian Kennedy gets a qualifying offer

    Hardball Talk "I said this morning that no one has ever accepted a qualifying offer. This time next week it’s possible that still will be the case. I think, however, we may have our best candidate in the running: Jon Heyman reports that the Padres will extend a $15.8 million qualifying offer to Ian Kennedy..." November 06

  • Padres likely to give Kennedy qualifying offer

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres are leaning toward giving free agent Ian Kennedy a qualifying offer, a club source said. The team's official decision on the right-hander is expected to be made very close to Friday's 2 p.m. (PST) deadline. Teams must extend qualifying offers to their free agents in order to receive..." November 05

  • Padres pitchers Kennedy, Benoit claimed and pulled back

    CBS Sports "Padres pitchers Ian Kennedy and Joaquin Benoit both have been claimed on waivers and subsequently pulled back -- two hits to the remaining trade market for pitchers. Kennedy and Benoit are now ineligible to be traded. Several teams were surely interested in both pitchers, but there had been..." August 18

  • Ian Kennedy saw birth of his daughter via FaceTime before Friday's start

    MLB.com "Ian Kennedy certainly had a lot on his plate -- and on his mind -- before Friday's 8-3 win, and very little of it actually had to do with the non-waiver Trade Deadline and how it pertained to him. Kennedy, set to start the series opener against the Marlins, got a call at 7:15 a.m. PT from his..." August 02

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #BlueJays working to trade for a starting pitcher. Ian Kennedy one of the many options they're considering.

  • Report: Padres’ Ian Kennedy drawing trade interest

    Baseball Essential "This 10-game road trip very well could determine whether or not the San Diego Padres become sellers at the trade deadline. Justin Upton is a name that might become available, but one of the Padres’ starting pitchers is starting to get some attention. Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy is..." July 05

  • Ian Kennedy on track to return from the disabled list Saturday

    Hardball Talk "Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy landed on the disabled list after exiting his season debut on April 9 with a mild left hamstring strain, but Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that he’s on track to return Saturday against the Dodgers. Kennedy threw 81 pitches over six innings..." April 21

  • Ian Kennedy on Track for April 25 Return

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Friday morning, Ian Kennedy took another step toward returning from his left hamstring strain, throwing a bullpen session at Wrigley Field. Sunday, the Padres right-hander will fly to Arizona, where he will start an extended spring training game Monday. Five days after that, he is eligible to come..." April 17

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Ian Kennedy (hamstring) likely headed to DL for #Padres.

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    Ian Kennedy is coming out of the game with an undisclosed injury. Odrisamer Despaigne coming in. #Padres

  • Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy exits season debut with hamstring strain

    Hardball Talk "The Padres announced that Kennedy exited the game with a left hamstring strain. This is an injury which could require a DL stint, but at least it’s not his arm. 7:25 p.m. ET: Concerning news here for the Padres… According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, right-hander Ian Kennedy left his season..." April 09

  • Report: Rangers, Royals eyeing Kennedy

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Of the three pitchers the Padres may move for a bat, Ian Kennedy’s proximity to free agency makes him a natural asset to dangle on the trade market. As such, two teams – the Rangers and the Royals – have emerged as early options, Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal is reporting. In the final year of..." November 19

  • Sources: Texas interested in Padres' Kennedy

    ESPN Dallas "Multiple sources say that the Texas Rangers are interested in several pitchers from the San Diego Padres, particularly right-hander Ian Kennedy. Kennedy made $6.1 million last season after going 13-13 with a 3.63 ERA. Kennedy won his final three starts of 2014 and pitched 201 innings, the..." November 18

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Padres continue to listen on three best starters - Kennedy, Cashner, Ross —as they look for offense. All different levels of club control.

  • Padres will listen on starters Kennedy, Cashner, Ross

    MLB Daily Dish "With news of the Padres potentially landing Korean left-hander Kwang-Hyun Kim, the team will be listening to offers regarding pitchers Ian Kennedy, Andrew Cashner, and Tyson Ross, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Rosenthal also lists the Braves, Indians, Diamondbacks, Royals, Rangers,..." November 12

  • Ian Kennedy to miss Monday’s start with an oblique injury

    Hardball Talk "Dennis Lin of U-T San Diego reports that Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy won’t make Monday’s scheduled start against the Braves due to left oblique soreness. Jason Lane will start in his place opposite Ervin Santana at Turner Field. Kennedy isn’t expected to need a stint on the disabled list." July 28

  • SD sets price high for Kennedy; could still keep him and/or Benoit

    CBS Sports "The Padres have sent word to some teams that they would need to be overwhelmed to trade Ian Kennedy, sources said. Or at least that's the message being received. That isn't to say Kennedy won't be dealt, of course. But the indication seems to be that the Padres aren't anxious to trade the..." July 24

  • Padres, Ian Kennedy agree at $6.1 million to avoid arbitration

    Hardball Talk "The Padres and right-hander Ian Kennedy have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.1 million contract, reports CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Kennedy, who was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter, earned $4,265,000 last season while posting a 4.91 ERA and 163/73 K/BB ratio..." January 17

  • Diamondbacks shoot down former ace Kennedy, beat Padres 10-9

    Arizona Republic "Really Tuesday night was a night like many others at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks came back from an early deficit and broke a late tie. The bullpen blew a save not once but twice. Arizona went to extra innings for the 20th time this season and won on a walkoff for the 11th time this time 10-9..." August 28

  • Ian Kennedy, Padres ground Pirates 2-1

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Pirates were grounded Wednesday. They found themselves lift-less against Ian Kennedy a fly-ball pitcher. At least for a day Kennedy bucked that reputation. His fourth start at home at Petco Park was his best. He struck out eight in seven shutout innings to steer the Padres to a 2-1 victory..." August 22

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    even w/o chance for peavy #dbacks still considering offers for ian kennedy. #angels #padres in. LAA would love him.

  • Ian Kennedy to Padres

    ESPN "The San Diego Padres have acquired starting pitcher Ian Kennedy from the Arizona Diamondbacks for left-handed reliever minor-league pitcher Matt Stites and a future draft pick multiple sources have confirmed to ESPN. Kennedy 28 has struggled this season going 3-8 with a 5.23 ERA in 21 starts...." July 31

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    Corey Brock @FollowThePadres

    The #Padres deal with the #Dbacks: Get RHP Ian Kennedy for LHP Joe Thatcher RHP Matt Stites (Double-A) and a draft pick (comp B).

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    There are legs to Ian Kennedy-to-Padres rumors as reported by @ScottMCBS. Joe Thatcher would be one of the players going to Arizona.

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Hearing buzz about 3-way trade talks: Peavy to #dbacks Kennedy to #angels. Not sure who #whitesox would get.

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    Peter Gammons @pgammo

    Arizona has been shopping Ian Kennedy and Jason Kubel which wouldn't free enough $ to get Kevin Towers' fave Jake Peavy

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    #Dbacks Ian Kennedy has dropped his appeal of 10-game suspension.

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    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    #Dbacks Ian Kennedy has dropped his appeal of 10-game suspension.

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    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Ian Kennedy has a cut on his index finger and won't start tomorrow. Tyler Skaggs to start in his place in first game of doubleheader.

  • Kennedy picked as opening-day starter for D-backs

    Yahoo! Sports "Ian Kennedy has been selected as the Arizona Diamondbacks' opening-day starter. Manager Kirk Gibson made the announcement Monday. He also says the right-hander is going to be followed in the rotation by righty Trevor Cahill, left-hander Wade Miley and free-agent signee Brandon McCarthy. Arizona..." February 25