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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
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Howie Kendrick went 2-for-4 in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Athletics.
Sonny Gray tossed a three-hit shutout, and Kendrick was responsible for two of those three hits. The second baseman entered the game 3-for-26 in his previous six games, losing nearly 30 points of OPS. He owns a .285/.333/.397 triple-slash line with seven home runs, 40 RBI, and 45 runs scored. Jul 29 - 12:41 AM

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Howie Kendrick is out of the Dodgers' starting lineup on Thursday evening against the Mets.

Enrique Hernandez will start at second base. It's just a day of maintenance for the veteran Kendrick.
Jul 23 - 3:02 PM

Howie Kendrick had three hits in four at-bats on Sunday as the Dodgers bested the Nationals 5-0.

None of Kendrick's three singles amounted to anything, as he neither scored a run nor knocked one in. As the dog days of summer set in, Kendrick maintains a productive .296/.344/.414 batting line with seven home runs, 37 RBI, and 43 runs scored.
Jul 19 - 5:03 PM

Howie Kendrick went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, an RBI, and two runs scored as the Dodgers outlasted the Phillies for a win on Monday.

It's his third four-hit game in his last 10 games. He tripled in the first inning and scored the Dodgers' first run, then led off the fifth inning and came around to score on Yasmani Grandal's three-run home run. He added an RBI single in the sixth, finishing a home run short of the cycle. Kendrick is hitting .300/.349/.432 with seven home runs, 37 RBI, and 40 runs scored on the year.
Jul 7 - 2:27 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs are expected to target Howie Kendrick over the offseason.

They'll have to free up the logjam on their infield first, which likely would involve trading Starling Castro. Rosenthal notes that the Dodgers could attempt to re-sign Kendrick, and the Yankees would be a possible landing spot, as well. Kendrick, who will turn 32 on Sunday, is batting .292/.342/.416 with seven homers and 36 RBI this season.
Jul 6 - 9:11 PM

Howie Kendrick homered in the 10th inning on Tuesday as the Dodgers took down the Diamondbacks.

Kendrick finished 4-for-5 on the night, adding an RBI single in the seventh inning to go along with his solo home run in the 10th inning to break a 3-3 tie. He also had a four-hit game on Friday. The second baseman is on a six-game hitting streak, batting .298/.349/.429 with seven home runs and 34 RBI.
Jul 1 - 1:49 AM

Howie Kendrick went 4-for-5 with an RBI single in Friday's 7-1 win over the Marlins.

It was his second four-hit game of the season. The other one was also against the Marlins, back on May 12. Kendrick came into Friday's action hitting just .244 this month, so perhaps things are starting to click for him. He's obviously capable of much better.
Jun 26 - 10:35 PM

Howie Kendrick, in a 1-for-4 effort, had the game-deciding hit with a two-run double in the first inning as the Dodgers shut out the Cubs 4-0 on Thursday.

The Dodgers loaded the bases with one out against Jon Lester. Kendrick capitalized, doubling to shallow right field to plate to runs. The combination of Carlos Frias and the Dodgers' bullpen held the Cubs silent on the afternoon for an easy win. Kendrick is hitting .276/.326/.403 with six home runs and 30 RBI on the year.
Jun 25 - 6:02 PM

Howie Kendrick provided all of the Dodgers' offense in Tuesday's win versus the Diamondbacks, going 2-for-4 with a two-run single and a solo home run.

Kendrick tied the game up at 1-1 with a solo home run in the sixth inning off of Robbie Ray. He then broke the tie in the seventh inning with a two-run single against Addison Reed. Kendrick sat out a few games with a knee injury but has come back red-hot. He's batting .297/.355/.450 with six home runs and 27 RBI on the year.
Jun 10 - 12:44 AM

Howie Kendrick (knee) is back in the Dodgers' lineup Monday.

Kendrick missed four straight starts due to a knee injury, although he was able to appear in Sunday's game as a pinch-hitter. The second baseman sports a .284/.345/.428 batting line with five homers over 53 contests this season.
Jun 8 - 6:19 PM

Howie Kendrick (knee) struck out as a pinch-hitter Sunday in the Dodgers' loss to the Cardinals.

Kendrick was held out of the Dodgers' lineup for a fourth straight game due to a lingering knee issue. The hope is that he'll be able to start at second base Monday in the club's series opener against the Diamondbacks.
Jun 8 - 8:32 AM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Sunday that he's hopeful Howie Kendrick (knee) will return to the Dodgers starting lineup on Monday.

He has sat out four straight games with a knee issue, but the Dodgers still don't believe it's serious enough to require a trip to the disabled list. Kike Hernandez is once again starting in his place on Sunday night against the Cardinals.
Jun 7 - 5:19 PM

Howie Kendrick (knee) remains out of the Dodgers starting lineup on Sunday.

It's the fourth consecutive game that the veteran infielder has missed with what is still being called a minor knee injury. If he isn't ready to return on Monday, the team could consider a backdated stint on the disabled list to get a fresh body on the bench.
Jun 7 - 4:47 PM

Howie Kendrick (knee) is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday.

It's probably an encouraging sign though that he wasn't placed on the disabled list, as the team is desperate for fresh bodies and chose to keep him active. Enrique Hernandez is filling in at second base on Friday and will bat eighth against Carlos Martinez and the Cardinals.
Jun 5 - 7:06 PM

An MRI on Howie Kendrick's right knee ruled out any structural damage.

However, Kendrick seemed to indicate that he could still require a trip to the disabled list. "If it doesn't feel good tomorrow, I don't know what will happen," the second baseman said Thursday. More should be known about Kendrick's status on Friday.
Jun 5 - 8:18 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alberto Callaspo
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mike Bolsinger
5Carlos Frias
6Hyun-Jin Ryu
7Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
5Pedro Baez
6Paco Rodriguez
7Juan Nicasio
8Yimi Garcia