Ian Kennedy SP SD 3 Days

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Pirates and Royals each had scouts on hand to watch Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy on Friday.

The Pirates are in the market for rotation and bullpen help, while Rosenthal notes that the Royals are simply keeping all of their options open. With the Huston Street trade completed on Friday, expect the Padres to be very active in the coming days as they deal several other veterans who don't fit into the team's long-term vision.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 6 Days

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres and Angels "do not match up" for Ian Kennedy.

Rosenthal notes that the two clubs are still talking about a possible deal involving Huston Street. Kennedy figures to be one of the better pitchers moved this month, but the Angels have a barren farm system and don't want to trade major league pieces in order to get something done.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 8 Days

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Angels are targeting Padres starter Ian Kennedy.

Anaheim has also been in talks with the still-under-construction San Diego front office about closer Huston Street. Kennedy, 29, has registered an exceptional 3.47 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 133/34 K/BB ratio across 124 1/3 innings (20 starts) this season for the Padres. According to the pitching metric xFIP, he ranks better this year than guys like Max Scherzer, Adam Wainwright, and Jeff Samardzija. Kennedy is arbitration-eligible through 2015, so the Friars will probably want a fairly substantial return package.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 9 Days

Ian Kennedy went unrewarded after blanking the Dodgers for eight innings on Saturday.

Kennedy has nine starts this season in which he's allowed one or no runs, but he has just seven wins total (six coming in those games, plus one more in which the Padres offense flexed its muscles in a 3-2 victory). The Padres have scored a total of 15 runs in his nine losses.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 14 Days

Ian Kennedy allowed one run over seven innings and struck out nine to beat the Rockies in Coors Field on Monday night.

After a bumpy June, Kennedy has opened July 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA in two starts. Overall, he's struck out 125 batters in 116 1/3 innings this season. He should bring a nice return if the Padres opt to move him this month.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 20 Days

Ian Kennedy tossed six innings of one-run ball as the Padres sunk the Reds 8-2 on Tuesday.

Kennedy struck out five, walked one and gave up seven hits. He had a 30/8 K/BB during June, but was hit hard to the tune of a 5.46 ERA over 29 2/3 innings. Kennedy snapped a streak of four consecutive starts yielding three or more runs, and he'd coughed up four runs or more in three out of four, a stretch in which he went 0-3 with a 6.08 ERA. Perhaps Kennedy was just happy to see the Reds, a team he'd been 3-1 against with a 2.55 ERA in five career starts. Kennedy (6-9, 3.87 ERA) has another good matchup on deck with the Cubs visiting on Monday.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 1 Month

Ian Kennedy fell to 5-7, allowing five runs over seven innings in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies.

Kennedy has been sharp this season, as Tuesday's outing marked his first taste of adversity in three weeks. The right-hander allowed seven hits -- including a crucial three-run home run to Marlon Byrd in the fourth inning -- while walking none, and struck out three. Kennedy will take his 3.63 ERA and 91/20 K/BB ratio in 86 2/3 innings into his next start against the Mets on the road.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 2 Months

Ian Kennedy improved to 5-6, allowing two runs over six innings as the Padres defeated the Pirates 3-2 on Wednesday.

Kennedy narrowly outdueled an effectively-wild Francisco Liriano. The right-hander allowed five hits -- including an Andrew McCutchen solo homer -- while walking one and striking out seven. Kennedy now has eight quality starts out of 13 along with a 3.39 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and an 88/20 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Phillies on the road in his next start.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 2 Months

Ian Kennedy tossed six innings of one-run ball Friday in a 4-1 win over the White Sox.

Kennedy hasn't gotten much run support this season, but he has now notched wins in back-to-back starts. Of course, it has helped that he has only allowed two runs in that span. He struck out nine batters in the victory and now owns a 3.42 ERA and 81/19 K/BB ratio through 73 2/3 innings. He'll look to continue his rebound season in a start against the Pirates next Wednesday.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 2 Months

Ian Kennedy allowed only two hits and one run in six innings of work, and the Padres held on to beat the Cubs 4-3 on Sunday.

Kennedy made one mistake, and Junior Lake got just enough to send it over the boards in left field. Otherwise, he allowed only one single while walking two and striking out six. The win was his first since April 27 despite owning a 3.59 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 72/16 K/BB ratio in 67 2/3 innings. If Kennedy continues to pitch well the wins will follow. His next chance will come Saturday at the White Sox.