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Howie Kendrick | Second Baseman | #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 transferred INF/OF Howie Kendrick from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears a spot for Tim Collins on the 40-man roster. Kendrick is set to undergoing surgery Monday for a ruptured right Achilles and is expected to miss the remainder of the season. May 21 - 1:20 PM

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Howie Kendrick suffered a ruptured right Achilles Saturday and will undergo surgery Monday.

Kendrick hurt himself making a catch in Saturday afternoon's game against the Dodgers and had to be carted off the field. The Nationals haven't put a timetable on it yet, but a ruptured Achilles is almost certainly a season-ending injury at this stage of the year. The Nats are reportedly promoting top prospect Juan Soto to replace Kendrick on the active roster.
May 20 - 12:04 AM

Nationals placed 2B Howie Kendrick on the 10-day disabled list with a right Achilles injury.

Kendrick suffered the injury in the late innings of the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Dodgers. Not a lot is known about the extent of the injury, but an MRI taken Saturday should provide some answers. Either way, Kendrick is likely looking at a lengthy absence.
May 19 - 7:54 PM

Howie Kendrick will have an MRI taken on his right leg.

"He stepped down and he felt something," Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. "So we told him to stay down." Martinez said the injury was to the "lower part" of Kendrick's leg, but didn't have many more specifics. More should be known after his MRI, which was happening Saturday afternoon.
May 19 - 5:40 PM

Howie Kendrick left Saturday's game against the Dodgers with a right leg injury.

Kendrick made a catch up against the outfield wall and crumpled to the ground in pain. He couldn't even walk off on his own, requiring a cart to leave the field. That's not good. The Nats should update his condition soon.
May 19 - 4:42 PM

Howie Kendrick is not in the Nationals' starting lineup for Friday's contest against the Diamondbacks.

It looks to be just a routine day of rest for the veteran infielder. Wilmer Difo will start in his place at second base and bat ninth against Michael Koch and the Snakes.
May 11 - 6:37 PM

Howie Kendrick went 3-for-5 and scored two runs in a win over the Pirates on Wednesday.

The veteran infielder has been highly proficient with the bat this year, slashing .300/.328/.509 while serving as the starting second baseman in Daniel Murphy's (knee) absence. When the Nationals' lineup is fully healthy Kendrick could be looking at a super-utility role. Anthony Rendon (toe) should be back soon but Murphy could be out for weeks yet. The club won't feel the need to rush him back as long as Kendrick continues to hit like an All Star.
May 2 - 11:44 PM

Howie Kendrick homered for the second consecutive game, and fourth time this year, in Saturday's extra-innings loss to the Diamondbacks.

Kendrick got all of a Patrick Corbin off-speed pitch in the sixth inning, punishing it deep into the left field seats. It was his only hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. The 34-year-old has filled in admirably for the injury-riddled Nats, batting .301/.333/.527 in 24 games, and he'll continue to get the lion's share of work at second base until Daniel Murphy is ready to return.
Apr 28 - 7:55 PM

Howie Kendrick clubbed his third home run of the season as the Nationals fell to the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Kendrick's two-run shot off of Zack Godley got the Nationals on the board and evened the score up at 2-2 in the third inning. He also singled and doubled in the ballgame, finishing the night 3-for-5. He has done a nice job filling in for the injured Daniel Murphy, slashing .303/.330/.506 with three homers and 10 RBI in 94 plate appearances.
Apr 27 - 10:51 PM

Howie Kendrick hit his first home run of the season in Thursday's loss to the Rockies.

Rockies starter Chad Bettis didn't make many mistakes on this night, but Kendrick deposited one over the wall in center field in the fifth inning to get the Nats on the board. It would end up being the only run they would muster in the loss. Playing in the place of the injured Daniel Murphy, the 34-year-old Kendrick has acquitted himself nicely, batting .349/.378/.558 in 11 games. Even when Murphy returns, the Nationals will surely have incentive to get his potent bat into the lineup a few times a week.
Apr 12 - 11:51 PM

Howie Kendrick paced the Nationals with two hits in Wednesday’s loss to Atlanta.

Kendrick singled in the fourth, then went hitless until the 11th when he came through with an RBI double to deep center. That plated Bryce Harper with the game-tying run, though the Nats would later lose 5-3 in 12 innings. Kendrick has been starting at second base, though he’ll shift to a utility role once Daniel Murphy returns from his knee injury.
Apr 11 - 6:13 PM

Howie Kendrick (leg) said he'll be available off the Nationals' bench Tuesday versus the Braves.

Kendrick was removed from Monday's series opener against Atlanta due to right leg tightness and he is out of the starting lineup on Tuesday, but he got treatment and said he is "good to go." Wilmer Difo will start at second base and bat seventh Tuesday night against Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz.
Apr 10 - 3:55 PM

Howie Kendrick (leg) is out of the Nationals' starting lineup Tuesday against the Braves.

Kendrick made an early exit from Monday's series opener versus Atlanta after his right leg tightened up on him. It doesn't sound like a serious issue, but Wilmer Difo will get the start at second base and bat seventh Tuesday night against Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz.
Apr 10 - 3:09 PM

Howie Kendrick departed Monday's game against the Braves after his right leg tightened up on him.

We don't have any more specifics than that, but it doesn't sound like anything more than a day-to-day situation. Kendrick is off to a .343/.378/.486 start at the plate this season.
Apr 9 - 9:50 PM

Howie Kendrick went 2-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI against the Braves on Monday.

After a resurgent 2017, Kendrick is 5-for-14 (.357) through his first three games this season. There’s not going to be much room for fantasy value when Daniel Murphy (knee) returns, but he’s a solid stopgap option in deeper mixed fantasy leagues.
Apr 2 - 10:55 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Pedro Severino
3Spencer Kieboom
4Jhonatan Solano
5Raudy Read
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Matt Adams
3Mark Reynolds
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Howie Kendrick
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Adam Eaton
2Juan Soto
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Jeremy Hellickson
6Erick Fedde
7Joe Ross
8Jefry Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Kelvin Herrera
3Ryan Madson
4Brandon Kintzler
5Justin Miller
6Shawn Kelley
7Matt Grace
8Sammy Solis
9Tim Collins
10Joaquin Benoit
11Koda Glover