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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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Howie Kendrick went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit RBI single in Sunday's 11-inning loss to the Diamondbacks.
Kendrick did not start the contest -- he is dealing with hamstring tightness -- but did come on to pinch hit in the seventh inning, when he hit an RBI single to tie the game at 1-1. The veteran second baseman has appeared in just 32 games this season due to various roadblocks on the health front. Jun 25 - 8:15 PM

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Howie Kendrick was able to come off the bench Friday and doubled in his only at-bat against the Diamondbacks.

Kendrick didn't start because of hamstring tightness. It sounds like he'll be in there Satursday.
Jun 24 - 12:47 AM

Howie Kendrick was scratched from the Phillies' lineup on Friday due to hamstring tightness.

The veteran utilityman is considered day-to-day. Andres Blanco is starting at second base for the Phillies against Patrick Corbin and the Diamondbacks.
Jun 23 - 8:57 PM

Howie Kendrick went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

He also walked in the ballgame. The 33-year-old veteran infielder-outfielder is now batting .350/.409/.475 with two homers and 12 RBI in 132 plate appearances. He missed six weeks with an oblique injury but it hasn't affected his performance since returning to action. He will be an interesting piece on the trade market this summer. The fact he can play all over the field adds to his value.
Jun 21 - 11:34 PM

Howie Kendrick had three of the Phillies' seven hits and one of their two walks Tuesday against the Cardinals.

The Phillies should turn a profit on Kendrick next month after picking him up from the Dodgers for basically nothing over the winter. He's hit .342 in 76 at-bats since coming off the disabled list and .339 in 115 at-bats overall.
Jun 20 - 10:50 PM

Howie Kendrick went 2-for-5 in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Both hits were singles and neither affected the score but it was another solid day at the plate for the 33-year-old veteran. He spent six weeks on the shelf with an oblique injury but he has picked up right where he left off with the bat. He can play all over the field and has played first base, second base and outfield for the Phillies this year. He is batting .321/.379/.462 with two homers and 12 RBI in 116 plate appearances.
Jun 17 - 9:44 PM

Howie Kendrick went 3-for-6 and swiped three bases in a losing effort against the Red Sox on Monday.

Kendrick was also caught stealing once and made a pair of errors in what turned out to be an interesting all-around game for the 33-year-old. He delivered a run-scoring single in the fifth inning that gave the Phillies a 5-4 advantage, but that wound up being the extent of their offense in the contest. He has been red-hot at the plate this year, slashing .341/.398/.518 with a pair of homers, 10 RBI and seven stolen bases.
Jun 13 - 12:18 AM

Howie Kendrick went 3-for-4 with a solo homer Tuesday versus the Braves.

Jaime Garcia hadn't allowed a baserunner before Kendrick took him deep with two outs in the fourth inning. Kendrick later added a couple singles and also his third stolen base. He's hitting .348/.394/.545 over 66 at-bats.
Jun 6 - 10:30 PM

Howie Kendrick went 2-for-4 as the Phillies were shut out at the hand of Ty Blach on Friday.

As a team, the Phillies were only able to muster seven singles, two each by Kendrick, Cameron Rupp and Cesar Hernandez, with the other from Maikel Franco. All Kendrick has done is hit since putting on a Phillies' uniform. He's now slashing .327/.373/.491 with one homer, six RBI and two stolen bases on the season.
Jun 2 - 10:09 PM

Howie Kendrick homered for one of the Phillies' two hits in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins.

Kendrick was making his second straight start in left field since coming off the disabled list. He could have a lesser role because of Aaron Altherr's emergence, but he clearly deserves to play over Michael Saunders if one goes based by what each has done this year. Kendrick has an .884 OPS in his 47 at-bats, while Saunders is sitting at .657 after going 0-for-4 tonight.
May 30 - 10:52 PM

Phillies activated INF/OF Howie Kendrick from the 10-day disabled list.

Kendrick ended up missing six weeks with an oblique strain. He'll start in left field and bat second in his return Monday, but will function in a roving utility role moving forward.
May 29 - 3:09 PM

Howie Kendrick is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Where, or how much, he'll play upon his return remains up in the air. His injury allowed Aaron Altherr to seize a starting job in the Phillies' outfield and he has turned into perhaps their best hitter. Look for Kendrick to function in some sort of utility role.
May 28 - 5:02 PM

Howie Kendrick (oblique) will play in a minimum of four games during his minor league rehab assignment.

Kendrick will be moving around from left field, third base and first base during his assignment, which is set to begin on Wednesday. He could be activated next week if he does not experience any setbacks. The veteran has not played since April 15 due to a strained oblique muscle.
May 24 - 4:45 PM

Howie Kendrick (oblique) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Kendrick received clearance to play in minor league games after taking outdoor batting practice on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park. He's been out since April 15, so the Phillies will probably have him stay at Triple-A through the weekend to get properly tuned up. Kendrick was batting .333/.395/.487 over his first 43 plate appearances this season with the Phils. The versatile veteran should get something close to everyday playing time when he returns.
May 24 - 12:32 PM

Howie Kendrick (oblique) could begin a minor league rehab assignment later this week.

Kendrick took outdoor batting practice Tuesday for the first time since straining an oblique muscle in mid-April. He still has some boxes to check before the Phillies can map out an exact timetable for his return to the active roster. Aaron Altherr has run away with the Phillies' starting left field job over the last month.
May 23 - 5:16 PM

Depth Charts

C1Cameron Rupp
2Andrew Knapp
1B1Tommy Joseph
2Brock Stassi
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Howie Kendrick
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Daniel Nava
2Cameron Perkins
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Aaron Nola
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vince Velasquez
5Ben Lively
6Nick Pivetta
7Mark Leiter
8Clay Buchholz
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Neris
2Pat Neshek
3Joaquin Benoit
4Edubray Ramos
5Casey Fien
6Adam Morgan
7Luis Garcia
8Hoby Milner