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Howie Kendrick | Second Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Dodgers acquired second baseman Howie Kendrick from the Angels for LHP Andrew Heaney.
Kendrick should be a substantial upgrade from Dee Gordon at second base, with the obvious caveat that he's one year away from free agency. Viewed as a three-team deal, we'd still say this is a clear win for the Dodgers. However, six years of Heaney would seem to have a lot more value than one of Kendrick. Most likely, Kendrick will hit second or fifth for the Dodgers. He should be at least a borderline top-10 fantasy second baseman. Thu, Dec 11, 2014 01:39:00 AM

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The Dodgers have acquired Howie Kendrick from the Angels for Andrew Heaney, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register and's Ken Rosenthal.

Of course, the Dodgers don't technically have Heaney yet -- he's coming over from the Marlins in the Dee Gordon-Dan Haren trade -- but it sounds like this whole mess is getting done, with or without Haren's commitment to pitching in 2015. This is a great return for the Angels for one year of Kendrick; he's due $9.5 million next season and then will become a free agent. Still, they are going to have to go get a second baseman now. Heaney will likely battle Hector Santiago for the fifth spot in Anaheim's rotation. Catcher Austin Barnes, originally reported to also be in the trade, now reportedly will stay with the Dodgers.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 12:22:00 AM

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles had discussed a potential Wei-Yin Chen for Howie Kendrick swap with the Angels earlier this offseason.

The talks didn't advance very far though and the Halos have since claimed that they will not be dealing Howie Kendrick. What it indicates though, is that the O's appear willing to part with some of their rotational depth to upgrade some of the holes in their lineup, particularly at second base.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 12:45:00 PM

The New Yost Post's Joel Sherman said on MLB Network Friday that Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto told him Howie Kendrick will not be traded.

Nothing can be ruled out, though, because as Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register notes, Dipoto said at this time last offseason that he didn't think he'd trade Mark Trumbo. The Blue Jays and Yankees are two clubs that are known to have interest in Kendrick if the Angels do decide to entertain trade offers.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 03:06:00 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Yankees have expressed interest in acquiring Howie Kendrick.

The Blue Jays have also called the Angels about the veteran second baseman, though Heyman writes Thursday that Anaheim is "more likely than not" to hang on to him. Kendrick, 31, batted .293/.347/.397 with seven home runs, 75 RBI, 14 stolen bases, and 85 runs scored in 157 games this past year for Anaheim. He's also a good defender.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 10:55:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Angels remain open to trading Howie Kendrick.

Rosenthal reported two weeks ago that the Angels are likely to trade either Kendrick or David Freese for pitching this offseason and it appears the plan hasn't changed. Kendrick is due to become a free agent after 2015. The Angels could replace him with Gordon Beckham or Grant Green at second base.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 11:48:00 AM

According to Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith, the Blue Jays have "placed multiple calls" about the availability of Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported in late October that the Angels are likely to trade an infielder this winter for pitching, and Toronto seems like a good match for that type of swap. Kendrick, 31, batted .293/.347/.397 with seven home runs, 75 RBI, 14 stolen bases, and 85 runs scored in 157 games this past year for Anaheim while also playing good defense at second base. The Angels can replace him with Gordon Beckham or Grant Green.
Source: Sportsnet
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 09:59:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Angels are likely to trade either Howie Kendrick or David Freese for pitching this offseason.

It's hard to see Freese having much value, as he's due a raise in arbitration and is coming off another ho-hum season. Kendrick, though, should be able to net the Angels a decent starter or bullpen arm. The Blue Jays are one team known to have interest in Kendrick in the past. The Angels could replace Kendrick at second base with Grant Green or Gordon Beckham.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 05:11:00 PM

Howie Kendrick propelled the Angels' offense Wednesday, going 2-for-4 with three RBI in the team's 5-4 win over the Athletics.

Kendrick victimized A's starter Jon Lester twice in the early going, smacking an RBI single in the first inning before driving a two-run double in the third. The three RBI gives Kendrick 75 RBI on the year, tying a career high. With another RBI and two more runs -- he's at 85 runs scored -- Kendrick will set highs in both categories. It's been another typically productive year for the 31-year-old.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 07:09:00 PM

Howie Kendrick is back in the Angels' lineup Tuesday.

Kendrick said out Monday after suffering a minor left hamstring tweak Sunday. The second baseman has been on fire this month with a .394/.442/.620 batting line.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 07:00:00 PM

Howie Kendrick (hamstring) is not in the Angels' lineup Monday.

Kendrick tweaked his left hamstring during Sunday's game. The Angels consider the ailment minor, but they'll play it cautiously with him this week with the AL West already wrapped up. Gordon Beckham is at second base in Kendrick's place Monday.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 06:51:00 PM

Howie Kendrick went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Monday's 8-1 win over the Mariners.

Kendrick is 1-for-6 in his last two games after he went 22-for-44 (.500) with seven extra-base hits (two homers) and 14 RBI during a 10-game hitting streak. The 31-year-old second baseman is getting on base at a better-than-career-average clip, though his power has dropped off a bit. He's slashed .292/.346/.396 with seven homers and 71 RBI.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 01:11:00 AM

Howie Kendrick went 3-for-4 with a triple, home run and four RBI in the Angels' lopsided 14-4 win over the Twins on Sunday.

Kendrick led off the second inning with a solo home run, his sixth of the year. In the fifth, he hit a two-run triple. And he added an RBI single in the seventh. The three-hit effort followed a four-hit game for the 31-year-old, raising his season line to .285/.342/.386.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 06:36:00 PM

Howie Kendrick hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give the Angels a 4-3 win over the A's.

The Angels had squandered a bases loaded situation in the 9th inning. They made up for it the next inning on a Howie Kendrick sacrifice fly that scored Albert Pujols. Kendrick would finish the game 2-for-3 with the one RBI. He's slashing .281/.337/.370 this season.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 02:10:00 AM

Howie Kendrick singled three times in four at-bats as the Angels shut out the Red Sox on Thursday, 2-0.

Despite Kendrick reaching base three times, the Angels were unable to bring him home in what turned out to be a low-scoring contest between the two clubs. Kendrick has cooled off considerably in August, batting just .257 (19-for-74) in the month. On the season, he's slashing .283/.340/.375 with 53 RBI and 13 stolen bases.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 10:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
4Ali Solis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
4Enrique Hernandez
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Darwin Barney
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Chris Heisey
3Scott Van Slyke
4Scott Schebler
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
3Kyle Jensen
4Matt Carson
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Brett Anderson
6Juan Nicasio
7Joe Wieland
8Zach Lee
9Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Brandon League
5Chris Hatcher
6Dustin McGowan
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Chris Withrow
12Mike Adams
13Chad Gaudin
14David Huff