Diamondbacks Place Key Reliever on IL

As a possible trade candidate, the timing couldn't be worse for the Arizona Diamondbacks to lose reliever Ian Kennedy to the injured list. 

Right calf inflammation will force Kennedy to the shelf, and his return timeline is unknown. Being on an expiring contract, and with every contender always looking for bullpen help, the former closer was certainly one of the veterans the rebuilding D-Backs would have been able to secure a return for. 

The 37-year-old has 60 saves in the last 3+ seasons for several teams, and will be missed in the D-Backs' pen. Reliever Keynan Middleton has been recalled to replace Kennedy on the roster. 

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