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Howie Kendrick | Outfielder | #47

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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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Phillies GM Matt Klentak expects to be without Howie Kendrick (oblique) for 2-3 weeks.
Kendrick was placed on the disabled list with a Grade 1 oblique strain earlier this week. Aaron Altherr will continue to hold down the fort in left field, though the Phillies added some depth Saturday by acquiring utility man Ty Kelly in a trade with Toronto. Apr 22 - 11:51 PM

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Howie Kendrick is expected to miss more time than originally anticipated as it was revealed he's actually dealing with an oblique issue and not an abdominal strain at initially thought.

The Phillies had been hopeful he would return when first eligible on April 26 but now there's no clear timetable for his return. Aaron Altherr has seen extra playing time in his absence and is locked in at the plate, so he could be worth a look in the interim.
Source: CSN Philly
Apr 22 - 8:44 AM

Phillies placed OF Howie Kendrick on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 16, with a right abdominal strain.

Kendrick suffered the injury Saturday while making a diving catch. Daniel Nava figures to get the majority of the playing time in left field while Kendrick is sidelined, though Aaron Altherr and Brock Stassi are also in the mix. Kendrick was sporting a cool .333/.395/.487 batting line through his first 10 regular-season games.
Apr 18 - 6:11 PM

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Howie Kendrick (ribs) could be placed on the disabled list.

Hendrick has been experiencing soreness and tenderness in his rib cage since making a diving catch on Saturday and the Phillies don't want to make the situation worse. They can backdate a 10-day disabled list stint so that he's eligible to return next week. Daniel Nava is starting in left field on Tuesday night against the Mets.
Apr 18 - 4:37 PM

Howie Kendrick (ribs) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Mets.

Kendrick is apparently still dealing with soreness near his ribs after his diving catch from Saturday. Daniel Nava will start in left field.
Apr 18 - 3:19 PM

Howie Kendrick isn't in Sunday's lineup because he's still sore following a diving catch on Saturday.

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin didn't disclose what specifically is sore with Kendrick, but regardless this shouldn't be a big deal. Consider him day-to-day. Brock Stassi is in left field Sunday.
Apr 16 - 11:31 AM

Howie Kendrick went 3-for-5 with four RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in a 17-3 barn-burner of a win over the Nationals on Saturday.

In the first inning Kendrick singled, stole second base and scored -- then he came to bat again in the same frame, this time with the bases loaded. He tripled to clear the bases and scored on an Odubel Herrera infield single. The Phillies scored 12 runs in the inning. Kendrick added an RBI-single in the seventh inning. He is now batting .444/.474/.667 through his first 19 plate appearances. He is serving as the everyday left fielder in Philadelphia and has an opportunity to generate a lot of fantasy value batting near the top of what should be a productive Phillies lineup this year.
Apr 9 - 12:50 AM

Howie Kendrick is batting second on Saturday as the Phillies deploy a probable Opening Day preview in their Grapefruit League home opener against the Yankees.

Kendrick is set to open the season as the Phillies' everyday left fielder and should be able to generate plenty of fantasy value if he remains in a premium lineup spot. Michael Saunders is hitting fifth on Saturday with Tommy Joseph slotted behind him in the sixth spot.
Feb 25 - 8:18 AM

Phillies acquired 2B/OF Howie Kendrick from the Dodgers in exchange for IF/OF Darnell Sweeney and 1B/OF Darin Ruf.

The Phillies are viewing Kendrick as their everyday left fielder for now, but the feeling is that there's a good chance they'll trade Cesar Hernandez and install Kendrick at second base. Kendrick, 33, batted a disappointing .255/.326/.366 with eight homers for the Dodgers in 2016. He'll make $10 million in 2017 and is a candidate to be traded again in July assuming the Phillies aren't in contention.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 04:26:00 PM

FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman relays that the Royals are one team interested in a potential trade for Howie Kendrick.

In addition to the Royals, the Phillies and Angels are also said to be in play should Kendrick be traded. According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal -- and backed by Heyman -- Kendrick became frustrated with his role on the Dodgers as 2016 progressed. While he appeared in 146 games last season, Heyman writes that a perceived lack of playing time down the stretch led to Kendricks' restlessness.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 08:10:00 PM

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are exploring a trade of Howie Kendrick.

Rosenthal says Kendrick "grew frustrated with his role" in 2016, which could spur an offseason departure. Kendrick did bounce around the diamond in Los Angeles -- making starts at first base, third base, second base, and left field -- but he was still able to carve out 543 plate appearances this summer. Rosenthal hears the Phillies could be a fit as a trade partner. A reunion with the Angels might also be a possibility.
Source: Fox Sports
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 06:39:00 PM

Howie Kendrick is batting leadoff and starting in left field in Game 3 of the NLDS on Monday.

Andrew Toles and Chase Utley are sitting against Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez. The full Game 3 starting lineup for Los Angeles: Howie Kendrick LF, Justin Turner 3B, Corey Seager SS, Yasiel Puig RF, Adrian Gonzalez 1B, Yasmani Grandal C, Charlie Culberson 2B, Joc Pederson CF, Kenta Maeda SP.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 12:59:00 PM

Howie Kendrick went 4-for-5 as the Dodgers' second baseman and leadoff man Friday.

Kendrick has been pretty effective offensively for the Dodgers following his rough start, but with the playing time crush on, it's not clear if he'll continue to play versus righties regularly. Chase Utley is going to remain the top second base option, leaving Kendrick to battle it out with Josh Reddick, Andrew Toles and Yasiel Puig for starts in the outfield. In spite of his success (he's hit .293/.364/.431 since the beginning of May), Kendrick might find himself on the bench more frequently than ever before.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 02:41:00 AM

Howie Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and three total RBI in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.

Kendrick entered the game with just six home runs on the season, but he showed off his once-in-a-blue-moon power against Vincent Velasquez when he launched a two-run home run in the second inning. Kendrick would add an RBI double in the fifth. The veteran might still have a few tricks up his sleeve, but a few homers and a few steals (he has seven of those) are not enough to counterbalance a punch-less .265/.326/.385 triple-slash (340 at-bats), at least not for fantasy purposes.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 02:11:00 AM

Howie Kendrick laced four hits in five at-bats and added a walk in the Dodgers' loss on Saturday.

Despite reaching base five times, Kendrick did not factor in the scoring. He neither scored nor drove in a run. Despite playing almost every day he has garnered only four home runs, 36 runs and 21 RBI on the season. He has a .261 batting average with seven stolen bases. It is not a very enticing fantasy package.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 01:16:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Cameron Rupp
2Andrew Knapp
1B1Tommy Joseph
2Brock Stassi
2B1Cesar Hernandez
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
3Ty Kelly
LF1Howie Kendrick
2Daniel Nava
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Michael Saunders
2Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Aaron Nola
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vince Velasquez
5Zach Eflin
6Clay Buchholz
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Neris
2Joaquin Benoit
3Jeanmar Gomez
4Pat Neshek
5Edubray Ramos
6Joely Rodriguez
7Luis Garcia
8Mark Leiter