Ian Kennedy

#31 RP / Kansas City Royals / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 195 lb Age: 35 College: USC Bats/Throws -/-

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      Royals' Ian Kennedy: Reinstated from 10-day IL

      Ian Kennedy (calf) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Friday.Kennedy was initially believed to be out for the remainder of the regular season after being diagnosed with a Grade 2 strain of his left calf, but he'll return for the final series of the regular season. The right-hander hasn't recorded any saves in 2020 while posting a 9.00 ERA and 1.79 WHIP over 14 innings across 15 appearances (one start).

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      Royals' Ian Kennedy: Likely done for season

      Manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday that Ian Kennedy's MRI revealed a Grade 2 strain of his left calf, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports. He's expected to need at least three weeks to recover from the injury.Based on that projected timeline, Kennedy's season is over, unless the 14-22 Kansas City Royals make a surprise run through the playoffs. An impending free agent, Kennedy likely would have been a prime candidate to be moved prior to Monday's trade deadline, but the calf injury cooled his market. Tabbed by many heading into the season as the Royals' presumptive closer, Kennedy will likely finish the 2020 campaign with zero saves to go with a 9.00 ERA and 1.79 WHIP over 14 innings.

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      Royals' Ian Kennedy: Set for MRI

      Ian Kennedy will undergo an MRI on his strained left calf, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.Kennedy will miss at least 10 days with the injury, as he was placed on the injured list Monday. Whether or not he'll be forced to miss an extended period should become clear once the results of his MRI are known.

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      Royals' Ian Kennedy: Lands on injured list

      Ian Kennedy was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left calf strain Monday.The nature of the injury that forced Kennedy out of Saturday's game against the White Sox was initially unclear, but it's evidently a calf issue that's serious enough to keep him out of action for at least 10 days. After surprisingly turning into a solid closer last season and saving 30 games, he's failed to record a single save this season, posting a 9.00 ERA and a 1.79 WHIP in 14 innings of work. Chance Adams was recalled in a corresponding move.

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      Royals' Ian Kennedy: Undergoing further evaluation

      Kansas City Royals manager Mike Matheny said Ian Kennedy (undisclosed) received additional treatment from the Kansas City training staff Sunday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.The nature and extent of the injury Kennedy suffered during his appearance in Saturday's game against the White Sox remains unclear, but Matheny noted the reliever was "hobbling" into the locker room Sunday. The Royals have thus far avoided placing Kennedy on the injured list, but that could change if he doesn't make any notable progress in the next couple of days.

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      Royals' Ian Kennedy: Exits with apparent injury

      Ian Kennedy exited Saturday's game against the White Sox with an apparent injury, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.After Trevor Rosenthal was traded to the Padres earlier Saturday, Kennedy was called on in the ninth inning, albeit in a non-save situation. He allowed several hits before appearing to pull up while fielding a groundball. As a result, he was removed from the game and replaced by Jesse Hahn. Prior to the injury, Kennedy allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and no walks while striking out zero over one-third of an inning. The exact nature and severity of the injury are unclear.

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      Royals' Ian Kennedy: Strong as opener

      Ian Kennedy allowed one hit and one walk while striking out three across two innings in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins.Kennedy served as the opener and excelled against a tough lineup. He was projected to serve as the team's closer prior to the beginning of the season and has struggled during work in the middle innings. It appears that the Kansas City Royals are experimenting with ways to get Kennedy on track -- he's compiled a 6.30 ERA across 10 frames -- making his role in his next appearance unclear.

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      Royals' Ian Kennedy: Friday's contest postponed

      Ian Kennedy will serve as the opener in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.Kennedy was initially scheduled to open Friday, but the game was postponed due to rain. However, he'll still be ready to open the first game of Saturday's doubleheader with Jakob Junis serving as the primary pitcher.

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      Royals' Ian Kennedy: Opening Friday

      Ian Kennedy will serve as an opener Friday against the Twins, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.Kennedy was the presumptive closer leading up to Opening Day, but he began the season working in the middle innings and has a 7.88 ERA and 1.38 WHIP through eight innings. The veteran right-hander will look to get back on track with a couple innings as an opener Friday. Jakob Junis is scheduled to follow as the primary pitcher for the Kansas City Royals.

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      Royals' Ian Kennedy: Pitches in middle innings

      Ian Kennedy entered Saturday's game against the Indians in the sixth inning and threw two perfect innings with one strikeout.Manager Mike Matheny would not commit to Kennedy as his closer back in March, leading many to speculate about the pitcher's role. Matheny turned to Kennedy early in a tie game Saturday, with Greg Holland ultimately securing the save for Kansas City after Trevor Rosenthal worked the eighth. Kennedy was good during his time on the mound, but if this one game is any indication, he no longer has full possession of the closer job.