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Padres Close to Acquiring SP Ian Kennedy from the Diamondbacks 

Ian Kennedy

Multiple sources are reporting that the Padres are close to acquiring starting pitcher Ian Kennedy, from the Diamondbacks in exchange for lefty specialist Joe Thatcher and prospects.

The Padres have been searching for starting pitching and it appears they have found a new piece to add to the rotation in the form of Ian Kennedy.  Kennedy has struggled since winning 21 games in 2011, but has pitched well at Petco Park compiling a stat line of 3-1, 2.27 ERA,35.2 IP, 21HA, 9ER, 48K/11BB.

Ian Kennedy was due $4.625MM in 2013 and is under team control through 2015.

 

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