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Howie Kendrick | Outfielder | #4

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: St. John's River CC
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 10 (0) / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Howie Kendrick smashed a pair of solo home runs Tuesday against the Angels.
Kendrick took Tyler Skaggs deep in the third inning and again in the fifth. This is after he won the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Giants with a walk-off grand slam. Kendrick has been a phenomenal pick-up by the Nationals so far, as he's now batting .386 with four longballs over 14 games with his new team. Aug 15 - 9:57 PM

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Howie Kendrick blasted a walk-off grand slam in the 11th inning on Sunday, propelling the Nationals to a 6-2 victory over the Giants in the second game of a doubleheader.

Daniel Murphy led off the 11th inning with a single and advanced to third on a single by Ryan Zimmerman. Anthony Rendon was then walked intentionally to load the bases, setting the stage for Kendrick's dramatics. After fouling off a two-strike offering from Albert Suarez, he crushed a no-doubter to left center field. Kendrick finished the night 2-for-4 plus a walk and is now slashing .348/.399/.486 with four homers and 25 RBI.
Aug 13 - 10:48 PM

Howie Kendrick is not in the Nationals' lineup Thursday against the Marlins.

Kendrick missed a game earlier this week with a sore back, so this could be related to that. He's expected to be available off the bench. Adam Lind will man left field in his absence.
Aug 10 - 5:22 PM

Howie Kendrick went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs during Wednesday's win over the Marlins.

He plated Ryan Zimmerman with a double in the fifth inning, then singled to drive in two more runs in the sixth. Kendrick has a sparkling .349 batting average but only three homers and 21 RBI on the season. He has stolen nine bases in 13 attempts. The 34-year-old has played in only 49 games with the Phillies and Nationals this year because of multiple lengthy stints on the disabled list.
Aug 9 - 11:02 PM

Howie Kendrick (back) is back in the Nationals' lineup Wednesday.

Kendrick sat out Tuesday after exiting Monday's game with a sore back, but he's fine. He's hitting .333/.355/.500 in nine games since joining the Nats.
Aug 9 - 3:34 PM

Howie Kendrick is out of the Nationals' lineup Tuesday due to a sore back.

Kendrick was lifted from Monday's game and is still a bit sore. The hope is that he'll be ready to go Wednesday. Adam Lind is in left field versus the Marlins.
Aug 8 - 3:38 PM

Howie Kendrick reached base three times and added a steal in Friday's win over the Cubs.

Kendrick singled and scored in the first inning, singled and stole a base in the third and walked and scored another run in the eighth. The veteran has gone 10-for-21 at the plate since joining the Nationals and appears locked into the No. 2 spot in the batting order for the time being.
Aug 4 - 5:26 PM

Howie Kendrick went 1-for-3 as the Nationals got manhandled by the Marlins on Wednesday.

His team managed only four baserunners all night -- and three of them were quickly erased on double-plays. Kendrick has played in only 44 games this year due to injury, but has slashed to the tune of .352/.402/.484 in 174 plate appearances. Despite those gaudy rate stats he has just three homers and 18 RBI, although he has stolen eight bases to salvage some fantasy value.
Aug 2 - 11:51 PM

Howie Kendrick went 5-for-5 with a two-run homer in a losing cause against the Marlins on Tuesday.

Injuries have limited Kendrick this year, but he's hit .353 with an .891 OPS in his 156 at-bats when he's been able to play. He's going to prove to be a nice pickup for the Nationals.
Aug 1 - 10:48 PM

Nationals acquired INF/OF Howie Kendrick from the Phillies for LHP McKenzie Mills and international bonus pool money.

The 34-year-old was set to be a free agent at season's end, so it was wise of the Phillies to flip him for whatever they could get. He should fit in very nicely in a utility role with the Nationals. He's hitting .340/.397/.454 with two homers, 16 RBI and eight stolen bases in 156 plate appearances this season.
Jul 29 - 12:12 AM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Nationals have agreed to acquire Howie Kendrick from the Phillies.

No word yet on the possible return that the Phillies will get, but it's believed to be a lower-level minor leaguer. It appears to be a deal that came together very quickly. With his ability to play multiple positions in the infield and outfield, Kendrick should be a very valuable addition to a club with their sights set on a World Series title.
Jul 28 - 10:29 PM

Howie Kendrick (hand) is not in the Phillies' lineup Friday.

Kendrick was hit on the left hand by a pitch Wednesday and is still sore. Philly certainly hopes that he'll be ready to go sometime over the weekend, as they'd like to trade him before the deadline.
Jul 28 - 3:33 PM

Howie Kendrick left Wednesday's game against the Astros due to left hand soreness.

Kendrick was hit by a pitch on the left hand in the third inning and came out one frame later. Consider him day-to-day for the time being. He will be reevaluated on Thursday.
Jul 26 - 9:12 PM

Howie Kendrick left Wednesday's game against the Astros after being hit on the left hand/wrist.

Kendrick was plunked on the left hand/wrist in the third inning and was pinch-hit for one inning later. The Phillies will pass along word as to the exact nature of his injury in the coming hours.
Jul 26 - 9:08 PM

Phillies activated INF/OF Howie Kendrick from the 10-day disabled list.

Kendrick played just one rehab game and is feeling well enough to rejoin the big league roster. He's missed the last three-plus weeks with a strained left hamstring. The Phillies will be auditioning Kendrick for a trade before the end of the month.
Jul 21 - 2:24 PM

Depth Charts

C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3Adrian Sanchez
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Howie Kendrick
3Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
3Andrew Stevenson
4Adam Eaton
RF1Bryce Harper
2Alejandro De Aza
Starting Pitcher
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Edwin Jackson
6Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
R1Sean Doolittle
2Brandon Kintzler
3Ryan Madson
4Koda Glover
5Shawn Kelley
6Matt Albers
7Oliver Perez
8Enny Romero
9Matt Grace
10Joe Blanton
11Sammy Solis