Angels and Padres among those teams intersted in Kennedy
ST. PETERSBURGH — You can count the Angels and Padres among the teams interested in D-backs right-hander Ian Kennedy according to a baseball source.
Kennedy is scheduled to start tonight’s game against the Rays and how serious the trade talks are involving him could become clear as he would be scratched if something were imminent.
ESPN’s Buster Olney reported that the Cubs could also be a possible destination for Kennedy.
Both the Angels and Padres have people in their organization who have a history with Kennedy. Padres GM Josh Byrnes traded for Kennedy when he was GM of the D-backs and Angels GM Jerry Dipoto was interim GM of the D-backs during Kennedy’s time there and was assistant GM in Arizona when Kennedy won 21 games in 2011.
– Steve Gilbert