Ian Kennedy SP SD 2 days ago

Kennedy has been confirmed as the starter for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

This was anticipated, but now we have confirmation from manager Bud Black. Kennedy's return will bump Odrisamer Despaigne from the rotation, and owners in leagues with daily moves should make sure to deploy Kennedy as he will return in the friendly confines of Petco Park.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 3 days ago

Kennedy (hamstring) could be activated as soon as he's first eligible Saturday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Kennedy has been on the disabled list since April 10 due to the hamstring issue, but he tossed six innings and 81 pitches in an extended spring training start Monday with no setbacks. While he appears to be ready for activation, there's no guarantees it will indeed occur Saturday until it's made official.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 5 days ago

Kennedy (hamstring) will rejoin the Padres on Tuesday to be re-evaluated and could be activated off the 15-day DL on Saturday, Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune reports.

Kennedy has progressed from bullpen sessions last week to a six inning appearance in an extended-spring training game Monday. He would likely reclaim his spot in the rotation from Odrisamer Despaigne, who has been filling in for Kennedy and is starting Monday's game against Colorado.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 5 days ago

Kennedy (hamstring) threw 81 pitches across six innings in an extended-spring training start Monday, Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune reports.

Kennedy was slated to throw between 75 and 90 pitches in his extended-spring start Monday and hit that mark. He is nearing a return to the Padres and the earliest date he could be activated from the DL would be Saturday against the Dodgers.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 1 week ago

Kennedy (hamstring) threw a bullpen session Friday and will pitch in an extended Spring Training game Monday, Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune reports.

Kennedy has now thrown two bullpen sessions since being placed on the 15-day DL on Apr. 10. He is slated to throw between 75 and 90 pitches in an extended Spring Training game early next week. The earliest Kennedy could return from the DL would be Apr. 25 against the Dodgers.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 1 week ago

Kennedy (hamstring) has a bullpen session planned Wednesday and could pitch in a minor league game Monday, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.

He will throw another bullpen session Friday in preparation for Monday's tentative minor league start with an unannounced affiliate. It is not yet clear if Kennedy will need more than one rehab start before rejoining the Padres' rotation, but a return in early-May seems like the most likely scenario at this point.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 2 weeks ago

Kennedy (hamstring) will throw a bullpen session in the next two-to-three days, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

Kennedy was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday after a hamstring injury limited his 2015 debut to just 2.1 innings. It's a positive sign that Kennedy will start throwing bullpen sessions roughly one week after suffering the injury, but manager Bud Black indicated that he'll need a minor league rehab stint before returning to the Padres' rotation.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 2 weeks ago

Kennedy (hamstring) will be placed on the 15-day DL on Friday, the Union-Tribune's Dennis Lin reports.

He left Thursday's game in the third inning with a left hamstring strain. Odrisamer Despaigne will slide into the rotation to replace Kennedy, and could be worth a look Tuesday at home against the Diamondbacks. If the injury proves to be minor, Kennedy could theoretically come off the DL Apr. 25 to take back his turn in the rotation against the Dodgers, but there's always the possibility he could need more time to get right. This move will give Despaigne at least two turns in the rotation, but his second scheduled outing will be in Coors Field, which is a situation fantasy owners may want to stay away from.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 2 weeks ago

Kennedy (hamstring) is likely headed to the 15-day DL, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

Kennedy immediately motioned to the dugout after a pitch in the third inning of Thursday's game and was later diagnosed with a left hamstring strain. Manager Bud Black suggested afterward that a DL stint was possible, but it now sounds as though Kennedy will indeed end up missing at least a couple weeks. Odrisamer Despaigne, who did not give up a hit over 4.2 innings in relief of Kennedy on Thursday, would be a logical fill-in.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 2 weeks ago

Manager Bud Black indicated after Thursday's game that Kennedy (hamstring) could require a stint on the disabled list, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

Kennedy exited during the third inning after pulling up lame on a pitch. It initially appeared as though he suffered a lower-back injury, but the issue is related to a hamstring instead. Odrisamer Despaigne, who replaced Kennedy on Thursday, would take his spot in the rotation if necessary, but more on his status should be revealed in the next couple days.