ATLANTA -- Ian Kennedy won't make what was to be his last start before Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline.
The San Diego Padres right-hander was scratched from Monday's game against the Atlanta Braves because of a sore left oblique, and the Padres will recall left-hander Jason Lane from Triple-A El Paso to take his place.
The Padres don't expect Kennedy to miss more than one start. He suffered what the team is calling a "mild" strain on a swing he took Wednesday while batting against the Cubs in Chicago. Kennedy has since been playing catch, but did not throw his usual side session.
"He could probably make (Monday's) start," Padres manager Bud Black said Sunday, "but for me, when a guy's a little bit tweaked and a pitcher doesn't throw his side or doesn't feel normal, it's a little bit of a risk. But he's so close to being able to pitch that we said, 'Let's make sure,' and we just backed him off."
Kennedy is 8-9 this season with a 3.66 ERA. With one year of club control remaining, he has been a popular topic in trade rumors.
"I don't really want to comment on his trade status other than that teams like him and we like him," Padres assistant general manager A.J. Hinch said. "We understand what he brings to the table. This particular reason for not having him pitch is based on trying to do what's best for the player."
Lane, a 37-year-old converted outfielder, made his major league pitching debut with the Padres in June, allowing one hit over 4 1/3 scoreless innings in two appearances.
Lane is 6-8 with a 4.67 ERA in 19 starts for El Paso.
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--LHP Jason Lane will be recalled from Triple-A El Paso and get his first major league start on Monday in the series finale against the Braves. The former outfielder is filling in for RHP Ian Kennedy, who has left oblique soreness. Lane, who made two relief appearances for the Padres during June, is 6-8 with a 4.67 ERA in 19 starts for El Paso. He allowed just one hit over 4 1/3 scoreless inning while with San Diego in June.
--RHP Ian Kennedy, who tweaked his left oblique on a swing Wednesday against the Chicago Cubs, will not make his scheduled start Monday against the Braves. He is not expected to need a stint on the disabled list and will likely miss just the one start. Kennedy, 8-9 with a 3.66 ERA, was 3-0 in July.
--LHP Eric Stults pitched well except for one ultra-bad inning Sunday against the Braves as he fell to 3-13. All six of the Braves hits off him and one of the two walks came in the six-run third inning. Thanks to a caught stealing, Stults faced the minimum 15 batters over his other five innings. He had five strikeouts.
--LF Carlos Quentin was scratched from the lineup Sunday and is headed to the disabled list as he continues to battle knee issues. He exited his last two starts early and struck out as a pinch hitter on Saturday. Quentin is hitting just .177 with four homers and 18 RBIs in 50 games.
--RHP Andrew Cashner got back on the mound for the first time since going on the disabled list June 21 because of shoulder soreness and threw about 30 pitches in a bullpen session Sunday. He said he felt good, but probably is at least a week away from going on a rehab assignment. Cashner, who also missed time in May with elbow soreness, is 2-6 with a 2.36 ERA in 12 starts.
--LHP Max Fried, the Padres' No. 2 prospect, will have his elbow examined after leaving his second start for Fort Wayne of the Class A Midwest League with soreness. The No. 7 overall pick in the 2012 draft started the season late because of soreness in his forearm. Fried was 6-7 with a 3.49 ERA for Fort Wayne last season.
--LHP Robbie Erlin began a rehab assignment in the rookie-level Arizona League on Sunday, throwing two scoreless innings. He allowed one hit and no walks while striking out five. Erlin went on the disabled list in mid-May due to left elbow soreness.
QUOTE TO NOTE: " It's frustrating to feel like you threw the ball well, but the results didn't really show it. Four of those hits were executed pitches in my mind." -- Padres LHP Eric Stults, who pitched well except for the third inning, when he yielded six runs against Atlanta on Sunday.
--RHP Ian Kennedy (sore left oblique) will miss his scheduled start July 28, but he is expected to miss only one turn.
--RHP Joe Wieland (arthroscopic right elbow surgery in March 2013) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 21, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on April 2. On March 25, he had bone spurs removed from the same elbow on which he had Tommy John surgery in 2012. He began a rehab assignment in the rookie-level Arizona League on July 19.
--2B Jedd Gyorko (plantar fasciitis in left foot) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 4. The boot came off June 18, but he was still experiencing pain in the foot, so a day later, the boot went back on. The boot was removed again July 1. He was working in Peoria, Ariz., in early July, and he ran for the first time July 10. He started a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso on July 18.
--LHP Robbie Erlin (left elbow soreness) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 18, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on June 26. An MRI showed no damage to the ulnar collateral ligament. He again experienced some discomfort in his elbow during a stress test June 6. He began a throwing program in mid-June. He began a rehab assignment in the rookie-level Arizona League on July 27.
--SS Everth Cabrera (left hamstring strain) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 1. He hit right-handed in batting practice July 10. He began a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso on July 21.
--RHP Andrew Cashner (right shoulder soreness) went on the 15-day disabled list June 23. He started a throwing program July 4. He threw about 30 pitches in a bullpen session July 27 and said he felt good. He may begin a rehab assignment in early August.
--RHP Casey Kelly (Tommy John surgery in April 2013) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 21, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on June 23. He was transferred to the 60-day disabled list June 23. He made rehab appearances for Class A Lake Elsinore on May 3 and May 8, then pitched for Double-A San Antonio on May 14 and May 19. He reported soreness after the May 19 start and was shut down. Manager Bud Black said May 30 that Kelly was feeling better but wasn't ready to get back on the mound yet.
--LHP Troy Patton (strained left shoulder) went on the 15-day disabled list June 14, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on July 2. Team doctors and Dr. James Andrews prescribed rest instead of surgery.
--RHP Josh Johnson (sore flexor pronator muscles in right forearm) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 21, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on April 25. He underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery April 24.
--LHP Cory Luebke (Tommy John surgery in February 2014) went on the 60-day disabled list March 7. He will miss the entire season.
--LF Carlos Quentin (knee soreness) was scratched from the lineup July 27 and is probably headed for the disabled list.
RHP Ian Kennedy
RHP Tyson Ross
LHP Eric Stults
RHP Odrisamer Despaigne
RHP Jesse Hahn
RHP Joaquin Benoit (closer)
LHP Alex Torres
RHP Dale Thayer
RHP Kevin Quackenbush
RHP Blaine Boyer
RHP Nick Vincent
RHP Tim Stauffer
1B Yonder Alonso
2B Yangervis Solarte
SS Alexi Amarista
3B Chris Nelson
INF Tommy Medica
INF Brooks Conrad
LF Chris Denorfia
CF Will Venable
RF Jeff Francoeur
OF Seth Smith
OF Carlos Quentin
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