Yankees working on deal for Kennedy?

The Yankees added left-handed pitcher Chris Capuano from the Rockies on Thursday, but they could be in the market for more arms, according to reports.

The Yankees are in talks with the Padres regarding right-hander Ian Kennedy, reports ESPN’s Jim Bowden.

Kennedy, a former first-round pick by the Yankees in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, is 8-9 on the year with a 3.66 ERA and 143 strikeouts in 135 1/3 innings. The Yankees dealt Kennedy to the Diamondbacks before the 2010 season in a three-team deal that sent Curtis Granderson to New York and Max Scherzer and Austin Jackson to Detroit.

Bowden reports third-base prospect Eric Jagielo and 19-year-old left-hander Ian Clarkin could be sent to the Padres in a deal. Both were first-round selections by the Yankees last year. CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman, however, reports that the Yankees are unwilling to give up both players for Kennedy.

The Yankees have also had discussions with the Rockies about left-handed starter Jorge De La Rosa, according to Bowden.

As of late Thursday, the Padres hadn’t had any substantial discussions regarding trading Kennedy and nothing was imminent.

As is the case with reliever Joaquin Benoit, the Padres don’t feel a need to push a deal now for Kennedy, who is under team control through 2015.

Michael Lananna

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