Diamondbacks send pitcher Ian Kennedy to Padres for two pitchers

July 31, 2013 at 6:58 PM

PHOENIX, July 31 (UPI) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks said Wednesday they have traded right-handed pitcher Ian Kennedy to the San Diego Padres for a pair of hurlers.

Kennedy, who won 21 games in 2011 but has struggled this season, went to Padres in return for left-handed reliever Joe Thatcher and minor-league pitcher Matt Stiles.

Arizona, second the in the American League West to the Los Angeles Dodgers, also received San Diego's competitive balance Round B selection in next year's draft.

Kennedy, a former first-round pick, has managed just a 3-8 record with a 5.23 ERA this season for the D-backs.

Thatcher, 31, has gone 3-1 with a 2.10 ERA in 50 games for the Padres in 2013.

Stiles is 2-2 with 14 saves and a 2.08 ERA over 46 appearances for Class AA San Antonio.

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