Jon Heyman, CBSSports.com baseball writer, tweeted the following on the Kennedy deal.
Ian kennedy agrees at $6.1M with padres for '14, avoiding arb.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 17, 2014
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Kennedy earned $4.265 million last season in what is his second winter of arbitration eligibility. Although Kennedy had a disappointing 4.91 ERA last season, his ERA was 4.24 for the Padres. He has had plenty of success in the Major Leagues and should benefit from pitching half of his games at Petco Park.
Kennedy was drafted in the first round of the 2006 amateur draft by the New York Yankees. He posted an ERA of 1.89 in three games in 2007. Kennedy's best season was in 2011 when he went 21-4 for the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 2.88 ERA. In 143 career games, Kennedy is 53-40 with a 4.00 ERA.