Ian Kennedy

#22 SP / San Diego Padres / EXP: 9YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 190 lb Age: 30 College: USC Bats/Throws R/R

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      Ian Kennedy: Rejects Qualifying Offer

      Kennedy will reject the Padres' qualifying offer, Ken Fosenthal of Fox Sports reports. Kennedy actually averaged 9.3 striekouts per nine innings, one of the best marks of any free-agent starter, but an inconsistent career to this point likely gave the 30-year-old pause prior to declining the qualifying offer. The Padres will now net a draft pick if Kennedy signs elsewhere, but the club is expected to at least attempt to re-sign the right-hander. However, considering a couple big-market teams like the Dodgers, Cubs and Red Sox are all interested in starting pitching it's unclear how hard the Padres plan to pursue their former starter.

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      Ian Kennedy: Tendered a qualifying offer

      Kennedy was extended a qualifying offer by the Padres on Friday, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports. After a strong 2014 campaign, Kennedy took another step back in a career that's been plagued by inconsistency. He suffered a career-worst 15 losses to go along with a 4.28 ERA, but he's expected to turn down the qualifying offer and hit the open market.

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      Padres SP Ian Kennedy strikes out 11 Thursday

      Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy (9-15) ended his season on a high note Thursday, striking out 11 Brewers while allowing just a run on five hits over six innings. This season represents a significant step backward for Kennedy, who didn't come close to duplicating last year's 201 innings, 207 strikeouts and 3.63 ERA despite making 30 starts. He struggled through much of September after briefly getting his ERA under the 4.00 mark, giving up 18 runs over the four starts immediately preceding Thursday's gem. Of course, this was a tough campaign for the Pads as a whole, as they entered the season with high expectations and roundly failed to deliver on them.

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      Padres SP Ian Kennedy strikes out five in loss to Rockies

      Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy (8-15) hurled a quality start on Friday, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk over six innings in a loss to the Rockies. He struck out five. Kennedy is one of very few pitchers who have success at Coors Field, but this is now three straight quality starts for him there. Home runs and walks have been the bugaboo this season for Kennedy, as he has allowed 29 homers and 50 walks in 28 starts this season. Kennedy shows flashes of brilliance, but mixes that too much with poor outings to completely trust him for standard-mixed leagues. He has to square off against Madison Bumgarner in his next start on Thursday in what should be a lo-scoring game.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Padres SP Ian Kennedy loses third straight decision Saturday

      Mound opponent Madison Bumgarmer was almost perfect Saturday night, so Padres starter Ian Kennedy had to be as well to keep up. He wasn't even close. Kennedy was clobbered for seven runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings in taking a loss that lowered his record to 8-14. He walked three and struck out two. The right-hander was doomed in a four-run fourth highlighted by a Marlon Byrd double and Kelby Tomlinson triple. A three-run fifth that included an Angel Pagan homer knocked him out.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Padres SP Ian Kennedy strikes out 12 in no-decision

      Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy struck out a season-high 12 batters during his start against the Rangers on Wednesday. Kennedy gave up two runs on five hits in seven innings of a no-decision. He now has a 3.88 ERA this season.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Padres SP Ian Kennedy gives up five walks in loss to Phillies

      Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy struggled with his command during his start against the Phillies on Friday. Kennedy gave up two runs on two hits in 6 2/3 innings of work. He struck out seven batters but gave up five walks as he struggled with his location. With the loss, Kennedy dropped to 8-12 on the season with a 3.94 ERA.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Padres shutout Cardinals behind Ian Kennedy's strong outing

      Padres starter Ian Kennedy was solid in his outing against the Cardinals on Saturday. The veteran right-hander tossed six-plus scoreless innings, allowing seven hits and a walk while striking out a season-high 10 batters. The Padres went on to win the game 8-0 behind Kennedy's strong performance. Kennedy (8-11, 4.01) was able to blank the Cardinals, despite having baserunners on in all but one of his innings of work. Kennedy has been real good lately, as he has given up more than three earned runs just once over his last 15 starts.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Ian Kennedy loses 11th game for Padres

      Padres starter Ian Kennedy dropped to 7-11 on the year with a loss to Colorado on Sunday. Kennedy struck out a season-high eight batters. He allowed four runs, one earned, over 6 2/3 innings. He's lost two of his last three decisions.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Padres SP Ian Kennedy walks six Monday and still wins

      Years from now nobody will remember that Padres starter Ian Kennedy recorded a really ugly win on Aug. 10, 2015. But it sure was an ugly win. Kennedy threw 98 pitches in five innings and walked six Reds, but somehow escaped to raise his record to 7-10. He allowed one run on two hits and fanned four. The lone run came via a Jay Bruce blast leading off the second. Kennedy responded by walking three that inning and two more in the fourth. He can be excused for the relative dud - he arrived on the mound with four consecutive quality starts.

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