Found January 18, 2013 on
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Los Angeles Dodgers
PHOENIX Like most teams, the Diamondbacks try to avoid salary arbitration inasmuch as the hearings designed to set a players salary can turn into a critique rather than a positive dialogue.
So it came as no surprise that the D-backs reached agreement Friday on one-year contracts with third baseman Chris Johnson and pitchers Ian Kennedy, Brad Ziegler and Tony Sipp one day after the quartet filed for arbitration, an offseason formality for players who have between four and six years of major league experience.
With the signings, the D-backs have about 83 million in salary commitments in 2013. They have two arbitration-eligible players remaining: outfielder Gerardo Parra and shortstop Cliff Pennington.
Kennedy, 15-12 with a 4.04 ERA last season, will make 4.265 million this season, according to a CBS Sports report. He made 509,000 last season coming off a year in which he was 21-4 with a 2.80 ERA and a fourth-place finish in the NL Cy Young balloting. He has pitched at least 200 in...
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Ian Kennedy‘s 2011 and 2012 seasons were actually very similar with one major difference: home runs allowed. Kennedy has always displayed slight fly ball tendencies, and in 2011 that wasn’t much of a problem. That year he allowed 19 homers with a 7.7% HR/FB rate, and he rode that below-league average mark to a surprising 2.88 ERA and a 21-win season.
In 2012, Kennedy posted almost...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have reached agreement on terms for a one-year, $4.265 million contract with right-hander Ian Kennedy, avoiding arbitration with the team's No. 1 starter from a year ago.
Deals also were reached with relievers Brad Ziegler ($3.15 million) and Tony Sipp ($1.275 million), and third baseman Chris Johnson ($2.287 million).
Kennedy was 15-12 with a 4.02...
PHOENIX Diamondbacks Heath Bell and Willie Bloomquist have been named to Team USAs provisional roster for the World Baseball Classic this spring.
Bell, who joined the D-backs in a three-team trade this fall, had three consecutive 40-save seasons with San Diego in 2009-11 and is one of three U.S. players who have been full-time closers, joining Atlantas Craig Kimbrel and Clevelands...
The Cubs and Diamondbacks recently discussed “the
feasibility” of a trade that would have sent outfielder Justin Upton from
Arizona to Chicago in exchange for prospects, according to Bruce Levine of ESPN
The Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks recently
discussed the feasibility of a trade that would have sent right fielder Justin
Upton to the Cubs...