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Topic - Joe Thatcher
Kennedy, 21-4 two seasons ago, is 3-8 with a 5.23 ERA in 21 starts and hasn't won a game in two months.
In the playoff mix for a second straight year, the Baltimore Orioles made the biggest move on a quiet trade-deadline day, acquiring Bud Norris to keep pace with the Boston Red Sox.
The San Diego Padres activated left-hander Joe Thatcher from the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday and optioned outfielder Blake Tekotte to Double-A San Antonio.
The San Diego Padres have placed second baseman Orlando Hudson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring and selected infielder Logan Forsythe from Triple-A Tucson.
"It's exciting to get traded. It's a big deal. It brings excitement to be in a pennant race," Thatcher said. "That is all you ask for, is to win. I'm looking forward to getting over there and helping out and doing whatever they need from me."