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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 (hamstring) could begin a minor league rehab assignment by the end of this week.
Good news for the veteran second baseman, who has been on the disabled list since August 10 with a strained left hamstring. He is on track to rejoin the Dodgers' active roster the first week of September. Chase Utley has been filling in at second base since being acquired from the Phillies on August 19. Aug 25 - 5:35 PM

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Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that he expects Howie Kendrick (hamstring) to be sidelined for at least three weeks.

Kendrick injured his left hamstring on Sunday and was placed on the disabled list Monday. The Dodgers are going with Enrique Hernandez and Jose Peraza at second base until Kendrick is ready.
Aug 11 - 7:36 PM

Dodgers placed 2B Howie Kendrick on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Kendrick suffered the hamstring injury while running out an infield single in Sunday's game against the Pirates. This is the fifth time in his career that he's been placed on the disabled list with a left hamstring issue. There's no current timetable for his return. In a corresponding depth move, the team called up Jose Peraza, who will get the start at second on Monday. Enrique Hernandez also figures to see infield at-bats as Kendrick recovers.
Aug 10 - 7:20 PM

Howie Kendrick will undergo an MRI on his left hamstring Monday in Los Angeles.

Kendrick left Sunday night's game against the Pirates after straining his hamstring while legging out an infield single. Now the Dodgers will find out just how severe that strain is. Enrique Hernandez figures to serve as LA's primary second baseman for at least the next couple of weeks.
Aug 10 - 1:19 PM

Howie Kendrick was removed from Sunday night's contest against the Pirates with a left hamstring strain.

What remains unclear is the severity of the injury, but a trip to the disabled list could be in the cards for the second baseman. He sustained the injury hustling out an infield base hit.
Aug 9 - 10:12 PM

Howie Kendrick was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Pirates with an apparent leg injury.

Kendrick hustled out an infield single, but started pulling up lame just before he hit the bag with his foot. It's unclear if it was a hamstring or some other type of leg injury, but he left the field immediately with the trainer. The Dodgers should have an update on his status soon.
Aug 9 - 9:42 PM

Howie Kendrick went 2-for-5 with a two-run single in Friday's loss to the Pirates.

Kendrick hit a two-run single in the third off of Pirates starter Gerrit Cole. He's hitting .292/.338/.416 with nine homers and 49 RBI this season. Those slash numbers are very much in line with what he's done throughout his career.
Aug 7 - 11:41 PM

Howie Kendrick went 2-for-5 with a two-run double and two runs scored in Thursday afternoon's win over the Phillies.

Kendrick's two-run double in the sixth inning made the score 9-6 and afforded the Dodgers a little bit of breathing room. The two-bagger was his 19th of the season and the two RBI pushed his overall total to 47. In addition to the ribbie number, Kendrick has hit nine home runs while slashing .291/.337/.414. He's posted multi-hit efforts in five of his last eight games.
Aug 6 - 5:15 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
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
4Alex Wood
5Mat Latos
6Hyun-Jin Ryu
7Brandon McCarthy
8Bronson Arroyo
9Carlos Frias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
5Pedro Baez
6Luis Avilan
7Juan Nicasio
8Jim Johnson
9Yimi Garcia