Tuesday November 18th, 2014

The San Diego Padres are open to trading any of their top three starting pitchers—right-handers Ian Kennedy, Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross—and are drawing some interest in the veteran Kennedy.

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Kennedy is the most likely to be dealt.

The Kansas City Royals have interest, but Rosenthal reports that San Diego seeks offense in return, and the American League champs might not have the assets to make a move.

The Texas Rangers are also believed to be a suitor for Kennedy, who led the National League in wins with 21 in 2011 while with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Kennedy, who will turn 30 next month, has one year remaining on his contract with San Diego and is scheduled to earn $10 million in the final year of his arbitration eligibility in 2015.

Kennedy was traded to San Diego in June 2013, compiling a 4-2 record with a 4.24 ERA in 10 starts.

Last season, Kennedy went 13-13 with a 3.63 ERA, 1.289 WHIP in 33 starts and 201 innings, striking out a career-high 207 batters.

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