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Howie Kendrick | Second Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: St. John's River CC
Contract: view contract details

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2B Howie Kendrick has rejected the Dodgers' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer.
Kendrick was limited to 117 games in his first season with the Dodgers but batted .295/.336/.409 with nine homers when he was healthy. The Dodgers are interested in bringing him back. Nov 13 - 5:13 PM

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Dodgers extended a $15.8 million qualifying offer to 2B Howie Kendrick.

It's an expected move. Kendrick will reject the offer, as this could be the 32-year-old's last chance at a sizable multi-year contract. The Dodgers are interested in bringing him back.
Nov 6 - 3:58 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Dodgers plan to give impending free agent Howie Kendrick a qualifying offer this winter "no questions asked."

Kendrick was limited to 117 games in his first season with the Dodgers but batted .295/.336/.409 with nine homers when he was healthy. The 32-year-old will undoubtedly reject the one-year, $15.8 million proposal, but the Dodgers likely would have interest in locking up the second baseman to a multi-year pact.
Oct 16 - 10:37 AM

Howie Kendrick singled and smacked a three-run homer in Monday's loss to the Mets.

Kendrick's longball was a stats-padder if there ever was one, as he homered in the ninth inning to cut the Mets' lead to 13-7. It's been a nice series so far for the veteran second baseman, as he has picked up five hits over 13 at-bats while driving in four runs. Adrian Gonzalez also homered for the Dodgers in a losing effort.
Oct 13 - 12:28 AM

Howie Kendrick will bat leadoff for the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Mets on Saturday.

Carl Crawford, who hit leadoff in Game 1, has been moved down to sixth in the order. Kendrick hasn't started a game out of the leadoff spot since June 11, 2014. He went 2-for-4 hitting second in last night's opener. Kendrick is hitless in three lifetime at-bats against tonight's starter, Noah Syndergaard.
Oct 10 - 4:27 PM

Howie Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored as the Dodgers topped the Giants 3-2 on Thursday afternoon in San Francisco.

Kendrick came around to score the would-be winning run during a two-run rally in the third inning. He has been a terrific addition to the middle of the Dodgers lineup this season, slashing .293/.335/.407 with nine long balls and 54 RBI.
Oct 1 - 6:22 PM

Howie Kendrick is still feeling tightness in his left hamstring.

Kendrick was activated from the disabled list on September 18 but has been in and out of the lineup since then. Considering that he was on the disabled list for six weeks before returning, it's obviously concerning that he still hasn't put the injury behind him. Kendrick's usage this week will be limited.
Sep 28 - 8:36 PM

Howie Kendrick continued his hot-hitting on Friday, going 2-for-4 with two RBI in Friday's loss to the Rockies.

His two-run single in the seventh inning pulled the Dodgers to within 7-4, but that would be as close as they would get. Though he has been limited to just 111 games due to injury, he is hitting an impressive .292/.335/.407 with nine homers and 54 RBI when he has been on the field.
Sep 25 - 11:38 PM

Howie Kendrick went 1-for-5 with a two-run double in Thursday afternoon's win over the Diamondbacks.

Kendrick's fifth-inning double drove in two and started the Dodgers on a comeback trail. They entered the frame down 3-0, but would ultimately score six runs before the inning was out. With a fresh 6-3 lead, the Dodgers bullpen would lock things down for the remainder and bring them to a win by that score. For the season, Kendrick's hitting .290/.333/.406 with nine homers and 52 RBI. Injuries have limited him to 110 games, but he's offered an effective bat when healthy enough to see the field.
Sep 24 - 6:53 PM

Howie Kendrick is not in the Dodgers' lineup on Wednesday.

The second baseman has started three of the team's four games since returning to the lineup, so it's simply a maintenance day. Chase Utley will get the start at second base against Diamondbacks starter Chase Anderson in Kendrick's absence.
Sep 23 - 6:10 PM

Howie Kendrick returned to the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Pirates.

Kendrick was activated from the disabled list on Friday after missing over a month with a strained hamstring. He's back at second base and batting second. Kendrick has had a productive year, hitting .296 with nine homers and 49 RBI in 419 at-bats. Chase Utley got most of the starts at second base during his absence.
Sep 19 - 5:07 PM

Dodgers activated INF Howie Kendrick from the 15-day disabled list.

The veteran infielder has been sidelined since mid-August with a strained hamstring. He is active and in uniform, but not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday.
Sep 18 - 6:07 PM

Howie Kendrick (hamstring) rain pain-free on Wednesday.

The next step for the rehabbing second baseman will be to play in a game. He could head to High-A Rancho Cucamonga to do that, but they're on the brink of elimination in their current playoff series. Kendrick has been out since mid-August with a left hamstring strain.
Sep 16 - 7:10 PM

Howie Kendrick (hamstring) will be re-evaluated after doing some running on Wednesday.

Kendrick hit in a simulated game Tuesday for the second straight day and will try out some running next. The Dodgers could offer a timetable for the second baseman on Wednesday. Kendrick has been out since mid-August with a strained left hamstring.
Sep 15 - 7:14 PM

Howie Kendrick (hamstring) will hit against live pitching in simulated games on Monday and Tuesday.

It will be the first time he's been put through game conditions in back-to-back days since he went on the disabled list back on August 10. The Dodgers haven't revealed a timetable for Kendrick, but he would seem to be tracking toward activation later this week.
Sep 13 - 12:09 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Jose Peraza
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
2Jimmy Rollins
3Ronald Torreyes
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Brett Anderson
4Alex Wood
5Brandon McCarthy
6Mike Bolsinger
7Joe Wieland
8Jharel Cotton
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Juan Nicasio
5Pedro Baez
6Luis Avilan
7Yimi Garcia
8Adam Liberatore
9Lisalverto Bonilla
10Carlos Frias
11Ian Thomas
12Josh Ravin