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The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent struggling right-hander Ian Kennedy to the San Diego Padres for left-handed reliever Joe Thatcher, a minor leaguer and a draft pick.
Kennedy, 21-4 two seasons ago, is 3-8 with a 5.23 ERA in 21 starts and hasn't won a game in two months.
General manager Kevin Towers has said the team needed a situational left-hander in the bullpen and he got one in Thatcher, who is 3-1 with a 2.10 ERA in 50 games this season.
The Diamondbacks also got 23-year-old right-hander Matt Stites, who is 2-2 with a 2.08 ERA and 14 saves in 46 games with Double-A San Antonio.
Arizona has lost three straight and is 3 1/2 games behind first-place Los Angeles in the NL West. San Diego is 8 1/2 out.
San Diego general manager Josh Byrnes said the Padres are excited to add a pitcher of Kennedy's pedigree, even though the right-hander has struggled mightily of late.
''He is under club control through 2015, and we feel he will help us take another step forward as a team,'' Byrnes said.
Byrnes was general manager of the Diamondbacks when Arizona acquired Kennedy from the New York Yankees in 2010.
Kennedy is 49-38 with a 3.99 ERA in 133 major league games, all but two as a starter. He was Arizona's opening day pitcher the past two seasons but is 0-5 in his last 10 starts, a period that included a 10-game suspension for his role in the incident that led to a bench-clearing brawl against the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 11. The brawl erupted after Kennedy hit Zack Greinke with a high pitch after doing the same to Yasiel Puig earlier in the game.
Kennedy's last victory was June 1 against the Chicago Cubs.
Thatcher bolsters what's been a shaky bullpen for Arizona. He has limited left-handed batters to a .215 average.
Arizona gets the Padres' competitive balance pick between the second and third rounds of next year's draft.
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With just a couple hours remining before the MLB's trade deadline, the Diamondbacks traded Ian Kennedy to the San Diego Padres for reliever Joe Thatcher, Double-A reliever Matt Stites, and a draft pick. The local media was the first to confirm the deal, including John Gambadoro (Twitter) of Arizona Sports 620 and Tim Ring (Twitter) of 3TV have. Corey Brock, the Padres' MLB...
Multiple media outlets are reporting that the Diamondbacks have traded Opening Day starter Ian Kennedy to the San Diego Padres in a package headlined by left-handed relief pitcher Joe Thatcher.
Kennedy, who won 21 games in 2011, has struggled mightily of late. He was the losing pitcher on Tuesday night in Tampa, continuing a winless streak that dates to June 1. In his last 10 starts...
The Arizona Diamondbacks solidified their bullpen at the cost of depleting their major league rotation, sending Ian Kennedy to the San Diego Padres in exchange for reliever Joe Thatcher, minor league prospect Matt Stites, and a competitive balance draft pick.
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Via Corey Brock’s twitter account:
The #Padres deal with the #Dbacks: Get RHP Ian Kennedy for LHP Joe Thatcher, RHP Matt Stites (Double-A) and a draft pick (comp B).
Kennedy will be under the Padres control through 2015 with two years of arbitration remaining. Kennedy’s struggles since 2011 are well documented, 18-20 4.47 ERA, 344 HA allowed in 332.1IP. Kennedy and Padres...
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Ian Kennedy, a former 21-game-winner and before that, a Yankee prospect, now stands with an ugly 3-8 record and 5.23 ERA. He seems to have overstayed his welcome in Arizona, but the Padres will now take a shot on the righty who hails from Southern California...
In a remarkably poor decision, the Arizona Diamondbacks traded pitcher Ian Kennedy to the San Diego Padres on Wednesday in exchange for Joe Thatcher, Matt Stites and a compensatory draft pick. Set to receive a $4.27 million raise this winter via arbitration, the 28-year-old Kennedy (3-8, 5.23 ERA) has badly struggled on the hill throughout 2013. Nevertheless, despite losing three...
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The non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone for the 2013 season, and Ian Kennedy is now a member of the San Diego Padres. Acquired in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Joe Thatcher, AA pitcher Matt Stites, and a Round B Competitive Balance Pick in the 2014 Rule 4 Draft, Kennedy’s acquisition...
According to MLB.com’s Corey Brock, the San Diego Padres have reached an agreement with the Arizona Diamondbacks in trade that will send statrer Ian Kennedy to the Padres for lefty reliever Joe Thatcher, Double-A reliever Matt Stites, and a compensation round B draft pick.
Kennedy is 3-8 with a 5.23 ERA in 21 starts for the Diamondbacks this season.Thatcher, 31, is 3-1 with...
The San Diego Padres acquired Ian Kennedy from the Arizona Diamondbacks for LHP Joe Thatcher, RHP Matt Stites and a compensation B draft pick.
Stites 23, is 2-2 with a 2.08 ERA and 14 saves in 46 games with Double-A San Antonio.
The Diamondbacks confirmed the trade in a news release Wednesday afternoon, less than two hours before baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline.
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