SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL Ian Kennedy of the San Diego Padres pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park April 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
Ian Kennedy San Diego Padres Fanatics Authentic Autographed 16" x 20" White Uniform Horizontal Pitch Photograph
San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco swings and misses at a pitch thrown by San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy in the first inning.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Ian Kennedy #22 of the San Diego Padres reaches second base in front of Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants who throws out Jedd Gyorko #9 at first base in the top of the third inning at AT&T Park on September 26, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
The San Diego Padres today announced that they have agreed to terms with seven players to avoid arbitration, including right-handed pitchers Andrew Cashner, Shawn Kelley, Ian Kennedy, Tyson Ross and Dale Thayer and infielder Yonder Alonso on one-year contracts through the 2015 season and infielder/outfielder Alexi Amarista on a two-year contract through the 2016 season.
San Francisco Giants' Hector Sanchez hits a sacrifice fly off San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy during the second inning of their baseball game Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants' Brandon Crawford scored from third on the play. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)