UPDATE: The Padres announced that Kennedy exited the game with a left hamstring strain. This is an injury which could require a DL stint, but at least it’s not his arm.
7:25 p.m. ET: Concerning news here for the Padres…
According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, right-hander Ian Kennedy left his season debut against the Giants tonight in the third inning with an apparent injury. There was no obvious sign of what was ailing him, but he immediately signaled to the dugout after throwing a pitch. Odrisamer Despaigne replaced him in relief. We’ll pass along an update when it’s made available.
Kennedy, 30, is coming off a nice bounceback season where he posted a 3.63 ERA and 207/70 K/BB ratio in 201 innings across 33 starts.
SAN DIEGO — Veteran closer Kenley Jansen and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a two-year, $32 million deal, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement was pending a physical.
The 35-year-old Jansen went 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 64 innings for Atlanta this year. The three-time All-Star led the National League with 41 saves, helping the Braves win the NL East title.
Boston is looking to bounce back after it finished last in the AL East this season with a 78-84 record. The Red Sox went 92-70 in 2021 and lost to Houston in the AL Championship Series.
Jansen spent his first 12 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, winning a World Series title in 2020. The right-hander signed a $16 million, one-year contract with Atlanta in March.
Jansen has a 2.46 career ERA. He was an All-Star in 2016-2018.
His 391 career saves are the second-most among active players (behind Craig Kimbrel‘s 394) and eighth all time.