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Ian Kennedy
ERA W-L K
4.28 9-15 174
Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 6-0 / 200 NFBC ADP: 254.62
Position: SPBorn: 12/19/1984 Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Yankees (2006)


Latest News
Jan. 16 8:59 AM PT9:59 AM MT10:59 AM CT11:59 AM ET11:59 ET16:59 GMT0:59 9:59 AM MST11:59 AM EST12:29 PM VEN20:59 UAE10:59 AM CT-A person familiar with the situation says the Kansas City Royals and Kennedy have agreed to a $70 million, five-year contract that includes an opt-out after the first two years.
Analysis: The right-hander went 9-15 with a 4.28 ERA for the San Diego Padres last season. He has also pitched for the New York Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Royals were in search of another starter to replace Johnny Cueto, who became a free agent after helping Kansas City win its first World Series since 1985.
Nov. 6 4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 PM MST7:10 PM EST7:40 PM VEN4:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT-The San Diego Padres have made qualifying offers to right-hander Ian Kennedy and slugger Justin Upton. The players have until Nov. 13 to accept or reject the offer, which equals a $15.8 million, one-year deal.
Analysis: Kennedy was 9-15 with a 4.28 ERA.
Oct. 2 3:21 PM PT4:21 PM MT5:21 PM CT6:21 PM ET18:21 ET22:21 GMT6:21 3:21 PM MST5:21 PM EST5:51 PM VEN2:21 UAE (+1)5:21 PM CT-Kennedy struck out 11 while holding Milwaukee to one run in six innings on Thursday.
Analysis: He has 61 strikeouts in his last eight games, a span in which he is 2-4 with a 4.47 ERA.
Sep. 8 3:42 PM PT4:42 PM MT5:42 PM CT6:42 PM ET18:42 ET22:42 GMT6:42 3:42 PM MST5:42 PM EST6:12 PM VEN2:42 UAE (+1)5:42 PM CT-Kennedy struck out nine in five innings Monday, but was reached for six runs in a loss to the Rockies.
Analysis: Two of the runs allowed were unearned. Kennedy has racked up an impressive 46 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings over his last five starts, though he's 1-3 during that stretch despite a 2.59 ERA.
Sep. 3 3:11 PM PT4:11 PM MT5:11 PM CT6:11 PM ET18:11 ET22:11 GMT6:11 3:11 PM MST5:11 PM EST5:41 PM VEN2:11 UAE (+1)5:11 PM CT-Kennedy allowed two runs and five hits with two walks in seven innings Wednesday.
Analysis: Kennedy, who tied his career high with 12 strikeouts, including the final five batters he faced. He has a 2.35 ERA since the All-Star break.
Aug. 23 4:46 PM PT5:46 PM MT6:46 PM CT7:46 PM ET19:46 ET23:46 GMT7:46 4:46 PM MST6:46 PM EST7:16 PM VEN3:46 UAE (+1)6:46 PM CT-Kennedy struck out a season-high 10 in six innings Saturday in an 8-0 win over St. Louis.
Analysis: Kennedy (8-11, 4.01 ERA) is 2-1 with a 1.02 ERA in his last three starts.
Aug. 4 5:06 PM PT6:06 PM MT7:06 PM CT8:06 PM ET20:06 ET0:06 GMT8:06 5:06 PM MST7:06 PM EST7:36 PM VEN4:06 UAE (+1)7:06 PM CT-The San Diego Padres reinstated Kennedy from paternity leave and optioned right-hander Leonel Campos to Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday.
Analysis: Kennedy (6-9, 4.44 ERA) starts his 20th game of the season Wednesday night in the third of four games against the Milwaukee Brewers.
June 25 2:01 PM PT3:01 PM MT4:01 PM CT5:01 PM ET17:01 ET21:01 GMT5:01 2:01 PM MST4:01 PM EST4:31 PM VEN1:01 UAE (+1)4:01 PM CT-Kennedy lost Wednesday but it wasn't all his fault.
Analysis: Kennedy allowed six runs - one earned - and five hits in six innings as shoddy San Diego defense cost him badly.
June 19 2:08 PM PT3:08 PM MT4:08 PM CT5:08 PM ET17:08 ET21:08 GMT5:08 2:08 PM MST4:08 PM EST4:38 PM VEN1:08 UAE (+1)4:08 PM CT-Kennedy notched his fourth win Thursday.
Analysis: Kennedy gave up one run and four hits in six innings, allowing only one runner past second base. Kennedy has a 2.63 ERA in his last four starts after compiling a 7.15 ERA in his first eight.
May 7 1:40 PM PT2:40 PM MT3:40 PM CT4:40 PM ET16:40 ET20:40 GMT4:40 1:40 PM MST3:40 PM EST4:10 PM VEN0:40 UAE (+1)3:40 PM CT-Kennedy put together his second straight strong outing Wednesday, allowing one run and six hits in seven innings of a 9-1 win at San Francisco.
Analysis: Kennedy has given up three runs over 13 innings while winning his last two starts.
Apr. 9 5:53 PM PT6:53 PM MT7:53 PM CT8:53 PM ET20:53 ET0:53 GMT8:53 5:53 PM MST7:53 PM EST8:23 PM VEN4:53 UAE (+1)7:53 PM CT-The San Diego Padres have placed Kennedy on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
Analysis: Kennedy left Thursday's home opener with a strained left hamstring in the third inning.

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