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Howie Kendrick | Outfielder | #12

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
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Nationals signed outfielder Howie Kendrick to a two-year, $7 million contract.
The Nationals are getting a perfectly decent regular here at a bargain price and making him their fourth outfielder ahead of Brian Goodwin, who already looked like a pretty good fourth outfielder himself. They're now really well protected in case Adam Eaton or Bryce Harper gets hurt or if Michael Taylor struggles to hit like he did last season. What's disappointing for prospect hounds is that Victor Robles now seems a whole lot less likely to luck into 300-400 at-bats this year. Jan 18 - 5:07 PM

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Nationals have reached a two-year, $7 million deal with free agent Howie Kendrick, pending a physical.

This confirms a report from Bob Nightengale of USA Today. It's a very reasonable price tag for the 34-year-old Kendrick coming off an excellent year where he batted .315/.368/.475 with nine homers and 12 steals over 91 games while playing in the infield and outfield. He should be an active utility player in his return to Washington. According to Rosenthal, the deal could max out at $9.25 million with incentives.
Jan 15 - 11:44 AM

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Nationals are nearing an agreement with Howie Kendrick.

It's expected to be a two-year, $7 million deal to return to Washington. Kendrick played all over the infield and outfield last season and would give the club some insurance for Daniel Murphy (knee) at second base. The 34-year-old rebounded with a strong .315/.368/.475 batting line over 91 games between Washington and Philadelphia in 2017.
Jan 15 - 11:03 AM

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets view Howie Kendrick as a potential fit at second base.

The Mets would reportedly like to add a strong veteran presence to the clubhouse, which Kendrick would provide, and he also would add versatility with his ability to play multiple infield positions as well as the corner outfield.
Jan 7 - 9:05 PM

Howie Kendrick was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Pirates due to hamstring tightness.

Kendrick felt the hamstring acting up prior to Thursday's game, so his early exit was for precautionary reasons. He was 0-for-1 before being lifted. Consider Kendrick day-to-day.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 10:49:00 PM

Howie Kendrick ripped a solo home run Tuesday in Philadelphia.

It was the only run and one of just four base hits that the Nationals managed against Jake Thompson and the Phillies' bullpen. Kendrick has entered the night hitting only .182/.250/.212 over his last 10 games, so hopefully the longball will get him going.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 10:13:00 PM

Howie Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored in a loss to the Phillies on Saturday.

He cracked a solo shot off starter Mark Leiter Jr in the first inning. Kendrick started the season with the Phillies and was sent to the Nationals in a deadline trade for a minor leaguer. He missed a good chunk of the season due to injury but has been very good at the plate when able to play. He sports a .332/.385/.500 slash line with eight home runs and 39 RBI in 76 games. He's chipped in 12 stolen bases to give his fantasy value a nice boost.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 12:04:00 AM

Howie Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a bases-clearing triple, a walk, and three runs scored in Monday’s blowout 11-2 win over the Marlins.

His triple could have easily been ruled as an error on Christian Yelich, but fantasy owners aren’t complaining. Kendrick was excellent when healthy with the Phillies this season and he has kept it going since a trade to the Nationals, batting .348 (31-for-89) with five homers and 21 RBI over 27 games with his new club.
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 10:57:00 PM

Howie Kendrick went 3-for-4 with an RBI as the Nationals dropped the first game of Sunday's twin bill against the Mets.

Kendrick came through with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning that pulled the Nationals to within two runs at 5-3. He has been extremely impressive when on the field this season, slashing a robust .342/.390/.511 with seven homers, 34 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 64 games.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 05:28:00 PM

Howie Kendrick delivered a two-run triple in the fourth inning on Tuesday as the Nationals defeated the Astros.

Kendricks' two-run triple off of Charlie Morton tied the score at 2-2 in the third inning. It would be his only hit in the contest, finishing the night 1-for-4. The 34-year-old is hitting a terrific .340/.391/.519 with seven homers, 32 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 01:24:00 AM

Howie Kendrick went 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and a stolen base as the Nationals beat the Padres 7-1 on Friday.

Because it's not enough that Kendrick is hitting .345 with a .921 OPS, he's doing more running than ever before, going 10-for-14 stealing bases in just 56 games while healthy. His career high for steals is 14, which he's done four times (in seasons of 158, 140, 147 and 157 games).
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 01:18:00 AM

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.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 09:57:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 10:48:00 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.
Thu, Aug 10, 2017 05:22:00 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.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 11:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Miguel Montero
3Pedro Severino
4Raudy Read
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Matt Adams
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
2Adrian Sanchez
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Matt Reynolds
3Reid Brignac
4Kelvin Gutierrez
LF1Adam Eaton
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
3Victor Robles
4Andrew Stevenson
RF1Bryce Harper
2Rafael Bautista
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5A.J. Cole
6Erick Fedde
7Jefry Rodriguez
8Joe Ross
9Edwin Jackson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Madson
3Brandon Kintzler
4Koda Glover
5Shawn Kelley
6Enny Romero
7Joaquin Benoit
8Matt Grace
9Sammy Solis
10Austin Adams
11Wander Suero
12David Goforth
13Tim Collins
14Bryan Harper