Padres Ian Kennedy to Miss Start With Oblique Strain


San Diego, CA- San Diego Padres Ian Kennedy will miss his scheduled start today against the Braves with soreness in his left oblique. Kennedy isn’t expected to go on the DL, as the team expects him to be ready to make his next start.

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In his place the Padres have recalled former major league outfielder turned pitcher Jason Lane from Triple-A El Paso for a spot start. Lane made his major league debut on the mound for the Padres earlier this season and was solid in his two relief appearances against the Pirates. Lane allowed one hit in 4.1 scoreless innings of work.

Lane is (6-8) with a 4.67 ERA in 19 starts for Triple-A El Paso this season.

Ian Kennedy has been one of the Padres most consistent starters this season with a 3.66 ERA in 22 starts with 133 strikeouts in 124.1 innings of work. The Padres acquired Ian Kennedy last season at the trade deadline from the Arizona Diamondbacks for reliever Joe Thatcher.

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  • Kennedy has been one of the most sought after pitchers in the trade market this season, but the Padres aren’t necessarily interested in trading Kennedy. The Padres control Ian Kennedy through 2015 and Padres ownership isn’t interested in trading away their best talent unless they get a significant amount in return. According to Dennis Lin of U-T San Diego the Padres don’t want to part with Ian Kennedy, despite his high value, the Padres will most likely hold onto Kennedy and may give him a big contract at the end of the season unless some team blows them away with a major package.

    Kennedy’s injury essentially takes him off the market for Thursday’s non-waiver Trade Deadline.