While the San Diego Padres have been one of the most active sellers leading up to the trade deadline, they won't trade pitchers Ian Kennedy or Joaquin Benoit without getting a valuable package in return, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.
San Diego recently traded closer Huston Street to the Angels and third baseman Chase Headley to the Yankees.
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But for today, it appears the Padres aren't resigned to dealing either Kennedy or reliever Joaquin Benoit after trading both Headley and closer Huston Street, and will seek substantial returns for both. Both remaining Padres are tied to the team for next year, with Kennedy arbitration eligible and Benoit due to make $8 million.
Heyman adds that outfielder Chris Denorfia is likely to be dealt, though.
Kennedy is 8-9 and has posted a 3.66 ERA in 135 1/3 innings this season, averaging a career-high 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The 36-year-old Benoit has a 1.99 ERA in 40 2/3 innings.
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