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Kennedy set for MRI with tightness in side

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Royals right-hander Ian Kennedy, activated off the disabled list earlier on Tuesday, once again experienced tightness in his left side and left the 9-4 win over the Twins after just three innings.

Kennedy, who had been recovering from a left oblique strain, exited after throwing 67 pitches. He said he felt tightness in a different spot from where he did previously. But Kennedy will have an MRI on Wednesday morning to determine the severity.

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Royals right-hander Ian Kennedy, activated off the disabled list earlier on Tuesday, once again experienced tightness in his left side and left the 9-4 win over the Twins after just three innings.

Kennedy, who had been recovering from a left oblique strain, exited after throwing 67 pitches. He said he felt tightness in a different spot from where he did previously. But Kennedy will have an MRI on Wednesday morning to determine the severity.

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"It's frustrating," Kennedy said. "I felt great all week and felt good right up until the third inning."

Royals manager Ned Yost said Kennedy would definitely not make his next start, which would have been on Sunday against the White Sox in Chicago. Yost said he did not know yet who will start that series finale.

"The good news is that it's in a different spot, and on a scale of one to 10 pain-wise it's a two," Yost said. "The bad news is that it's a two and he feels it."

Video: KC@MIN: Kennedy gets Escobar swinging

Kennedy gave up five hits and two runs while striking out three.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.

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