After trading closer Huston Street to the Los Angeles Angels, the Padres are gauging the market for a Benoit trade. Benoit, 37, has a 1.93 ERA with 49 strikeouts in 42 innings this season for the Padres.
Kennedy, 29, is 8-9 with a 3.66 ERA and 143 strikeouts this season. He missed his start on Monday with oblique soreness.
The Padres are 46-58 and in third place in the NL West.
- Paul Palladino