Ian Kennedy SP SD 28 Days

Kennedy will take the mound Thursday, Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune reports.

San Diego opens their spring training schedule Wednesday against Seattle. Jason Lane will take the mound for that game while Kennedy and Andrew Cashner will both make appearances Thursday.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 2 Months

Kennedy agreed to a one-year, $9.85 million contract with the Padres on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports.

Kennedy shaved nearly 130 points off his ERA from 2013 in his first full season with the Padres, and while he did benefit from the pitcher-friendly dimensions of Petco Park (7.8% HR/FB), his 3.21 FIP was a career best and suggests he pitched even better than his surface numbers would indicate. The right-hander finished fifth in the NL with 207 strikeouts and will rewarded with a nice raise in his final season before free agency.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 6 Months

Kennedy (13-13) picked up the win on Friday against the Giants, as he gave up one unearned run on four hits while striking out six batters.

The Padres' pitching staff has been very good this season, and Kennedy is no exception as he maintained a sub-4.00 ERA to go along with 207 strikeouts in an injury-free year. Look for Kennedy to keep a rotation spot warm in 2015.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 6 Months

Kennedy allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out five in 6.2 innings in the Padres' 8-2 win over the Giants on Sunday.

Kennedy has been strong in his past three starts, allowed eight runs total in 18.2 innings. The two runs are the least he's allowed since Aug. 30. His ERA moved to 3.76 as a result of the start. He'll be back on the mound Friday against the same team.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 6 Months

Kennedy pitched six quality innings Tuesday, allowing three runs on just three hits and four walks while striking out seven in picking up his 11th win of the year.

Although he hasn't had a great second half, Kennedy has done a serviceable job this year, owning a 3.80 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 196:67 K:BB in 187.1 innings. His next start is set for Monday at home against the Rockies.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 7 Months

Kennedy picked up the loss Wednesday against the Dodgers, giving up three runs on 10 hits with a walk and five strikeouts.

Kennedy falls to 10-13 overall and 0-3 versus the Dodgers in 2014. Carl Crawford did most of the damage with three doubles off the right-hander. The other seven hits allowed were all singles. Kennedy sports a 3.77 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 189:63 K:BB ratio in 181.1 innings on the year.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 7 Months

Kennedy (10-12) was smacked around for 10 hits and four runs Thursday against the Diamondbacks. He struck out two and walked two.

So much for home-field advantage. The only good news for Kennedy is that he misses the Padres' upcoming series in Colorado, and is instead scheduled for a home date with the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 7 Months

Kennedy went seven innings, allowing one run and four hits while striking out eight and walking three in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Saturday.

Kennedy pitched well but didn't pick up the win as the Padres failed to score more than one run in the first nine innings of the game. It was Kennedy, in fact, who drove in that run with an RBI double in the third. For the season, Kennedy sports a 3.65 ERA and a 182:60 K:BB ratio.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 7 Months

Kennedy allowed three runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out six in 5.2 innings in the Padres' 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Kennedy hasn't made it past six innings in a start since July 12. He's now walked 12 batters in five starts in August. After holding a 2.53 ERA in July, Kennedy's August ERA has reached 4.09.

Ian Kennedy SP SD 7 Months

Kennedy pitched just five innings, allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out five batters before picking up his 11th loss (9-11) of the year in Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.

After allowing no more than three runs in any of his previous four outings, Kennedy regressed a bit Tuesday. Still, Kennedy is having a fine season and has a 3.72 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and a 168:54 K:BB ratio in 157.1 innings pitched this year. His next start is set for Sunday on the road against the Diamondbacks.