Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:05:52 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy (hamstring) threw another bullpen session Friday, April 17, without issues. He'll throw 75-90 pitches in an appearance at extended spring training Monday, April 27.
Fantasy Tip: At that pitch count, Kennedy should be stretched out enough to return barring setbacks. At $5,600 (11.2% of your cap), Kennedy is one of those second starters on FantasyScore that can deliver SP1 production.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:14:01 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy (hamstring) will pitch a bullpen session Wednesday, April 15, and Friday, April 17. Then he will pitch in a minor league game Monday, April 20.
Fantasy Tip: Continue to stash Kennedy in all formats. He is a nice source of strikeouts, and he pitches in a favorably home environment. Make sure to check back for updates on his recovery and an official announcement on when he'll rejoin the rotation. Given it isn't an arm injury, there is less risk returning Kennedy to your lineups immediately upon his return, too.
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:31:51 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy (hamstring) was placed on the disabled list Friday, April 10.
Fantasy Tip: As expected, Kennedy lands on the DL, but fantasy owners can be thankful it isn't an arm injury. He should be stashed in the majority of leagues. Daily players will want to keep tabs on Odrisamer Despaigne ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) who should fill in during Kennedy's absence. In favorable matchups, Despaigne should be on your radar for usage in FantasyScore contests.
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:25:31 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy (hamstring) will likely be heading to the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: The good news is that Kennedy's ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) isn't related to his arm. Stash him in a DL spot in standard fantasy leagues. Odrisamer Despaigne ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is the likely replacement for Kennedy in the rotation, and he promptly put up a great performance in relief against the San Francisco Giants Thursday. Despaigne will be a low-priced option at FantasyScore with the right matchup.
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:23:17 -0700
Updating a previous report, San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy (hamstring) suffered a left hamstring strain that forced him from his season debut Thursday, April 9, against the San Francisco Giants.
Fantasy Tip: It's unknown if this injury will keep Kennedy ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) from making his next start. Stay tuned on his progress and the severity of his hammy pull. If Kennedy needs to miss some time or go on the disabled list, Odrisamer Despaigne ($3,000, 6.0% of cap), who relieved Kennedy Thursday, is an obvious candidate to enter the rotation.
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:34:47 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy (undisclosed) was removed from the team's home opener against the San Francisco Giants Thursday, April 9, in the third inning. SP Odrisamer Despaigne is replacing Kennedy.
Fantasy Tip: Kennedy ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) wasn't a bad play at FantasyScore Wednesday, but this ruins any value he might've had. Stay tuned for the severity of his injury, but it looked like he was grabbing at his back. If he needs to miss any time, Despaigne ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) could be asked to enter the rotation.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:14:31 -0800
San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $9.85 million deal Friday, Jan. 16.
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 13:41:51 -0800
Boston Red Sox OF Yoenis Cespedes is a trade option for the San Diego Padres, and the two sides have discussed a trade that would involve Cespedes and Padres SP Ian Kennedy, according to a source. The Red Sox believe they could acquire a better pitcher in a trade for Cespedes.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:18:52 -0800
The San Diego Padres are listening to offers on SPs Ian Kennedy, Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross, Cs Yasmani Grandal and Rene Rivera in an effort to upgrade their offense.
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:52:00 -0800
San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy is a potential trade candidate as the team looks to improve their offense this offseason.