Jul 28 8:12a
Kennedy (oblique) is tentatively scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, which would put him in line to start Saturday against the Braves, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Kennedy was scratched from his scheduled start Monday afternoon due to oblique soreness, but the Padres never expected the veteran to require a DL stint. This will hold true if Kennedy gets through Wednesday's bullpen session unscathed. Kennedy has been the subject of trade rumors for quite some time now, but considering the current timetable, it's unlikely he'll be moved before the Thursday trade deadline. Jason Lane was recalled from Triple-A El Paso to start in Kennedy's place Sunday, but will likely be sent back down to the minors shortly afterwords, especially if this timetable holds true.