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Howie Kendrick | Second Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Howie Kendrick is not in the Dodgers' lineup for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
Kike Hernandez is filling in at second base. Kendrick will be back out there on Wednesday. Jun 2 - 6:31 PM

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Howie Kendrick went 2-for-6 with an RBI single and a three-run home run as the Dodgers handily defeated the Rockies on Monday.

Kendrick capped off the Dodgers' six-run sixth inning with an RBI single, then added three more runs with a home run in the eighth inning. It was his first home run since May 12. He has five total on the season along with 23 RBI and a .292/.349/.443 triple-slash line.
Jun 1 - 11:54 PM

Howie Kendrick went 2-for-4 as the Dodgers were shut out by Madison Bumgarner and the Giants on Thursday in San Francisco.

Kendrick collected two of the team's nine total hits on the afternoon, but they were unable to string anything together or scratch out any runs. He has been a tremendous addition to the middle of the Dodgers lineup thus far, slashing .309/.367/.474 with four homers and 17 RBI.
May 21 - 7:37 PM

Howie Kendrick went 4-for-5 with a solo home run as the Dodgers routed the Marlins on Tuesday.

Kendrick tied the game up at 1-1 with a third-inning home run off of Dan Haren. The second baseman has three multi-hit finishes in his last four games, raising his batting line to .308/.371/.500 with four home runs, 17 RBI, and two stolen bases.
May 13 - 1:26 AM

Howie Kendrick is not in the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

It's simply a day of rest. Justin Turner, who is 6-for-8 in his career versus Rockies start Eddie Butler, is at second base Friday in Kendricks' place.
May 8 - 4:57 PM

Howie Kendrick had a two-run homer and an RBI double against the Rockies on Friday.

Kendrick is a top-10 fantasy second baseman as a middle-of-the-order bat for the Dodgers. He's hitting .342 right now, and he's up to eight RBI in 10 games.
Apr 18 - 1:50 AM

Howie Kendrick sent the Dodgers home winners against the Mariners on Tuesday with a walk-off two-run single to right field.

Protecting a one-run lead, Mariners closer Fernando Rodney loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the ninth. He didn't seem to want any part of Adrian Gonzalez, walking him on five pitches ahead of Kendrick. Kendrick then lined a Rodney offering to right field, bringing in the tying run easily and the winning run ahead of an Andre Ethier throw home. Kendrick is now batting .344 on the season.
Apr 15 - 1:52 AM

Howie Kendrick went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored in Sunday's Cactus League game with the Rangers.

Kendrick has now registered hits in 10 of his last 11 spring contests. He's hitting a ridiculous .419 (18-for-43) with six stolen bases, nine RBI, and three stolen bases. Kendrick has had two of his best offensive showings in the last two seasons and could add another if he can carry this performance into the regular season.
Mar 29 - 7:35 PM

Howie Kendrick went 2-for-3 with a single, an RBI double, and two runs scored Saturday against the Rockies.

Kendrick is enjoying the spring with his new club, currently batting .382 (13-for-34) with five doubles and seven RBI. He'll form an interesting power/speed combination up the middle with fellow veteran Jimmy Rollins.
Mar 21 - 7:19 PM

Howie Kendrick had a monster day at the plate in Tuesday's Cactus League contest against the Rangers, going 2-for-2 with a homer and three RBI.

Kendrick also scored a pair of runs. He's off to a terrific start this spring, slashing .364/.391/.636 with six RBI. He should have plenty of RBI chances in a stacked Dodgers lineup in 2015.
Mar 17 - 11:49 PM

Howie Kendrick went 2-for-3 with a single and an RBI double on Sunday against the Mariners.

Kendrick knocked in the Dodgers' first run in the first inning with his double. He then singled and scored the Dodgers' second run in the fourth. Kendrick is now batting .300 (6-for-20) with three doubles on the spring. He could potentially post double digits in both home runs and steals this season, something he hasn't done since 2011.
Mar 15 - 7:13 PM

Howie Kendrick singled twice and scored in a run in three at-bats Wednesday against the Cubs.

Kendrick singled and scored in the Dodgers' three-run fourth inning. The new second baseman at Chavez Ravine is 4-for-12 so far. He and Jimmy Rollins should form a formidable double play combination. Kendrick hit .293 with seven home runs, 75 RBI, and 14 stolen bases last season.
Mar 11 - 7:06 PM

Dodgers acquired second baseman Howie Kendrick from the Angels for LHP Andrew Heaney.

Kendrick should be a substantial upgrade from Dee Gordon at second base, with the obvious caveat that he's one year away from free agency. Viewed as a three-team deal, we'd still say this is a clear win for the Dodgers. However, six years of Heaney would seem to have a lot more value than one of Kendrick. Most likely, Kendrick will hit second or fifth for the Dodgers. He should be at least a borderline top-10 fantasy second baseman.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 01:39:00 AM

The Dodgers have acquired Howie Kendrick from the Angels for Andrew Heaney, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register and FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal.

Of course, the Dodgers don't technically have Heaney yet -- he's coming over from the Marlins in the Dee Gordon-Dan Haren trade -- but it sounds like this whole mess is getting done, with or without Haren's commitment to pitching in 2015. This is a great return for the Angels for one year of Kendrick; he's due $9.5 million next season and then will become a free agent. Still, they are going to have to go get a second baseman now. Heaney will likely battle Hector Santiago for the fifth spot in Anaheim's rotation. Catcher Austin Barnes, originally reported to also be in the trade, now reportedly will stay with the Dodgers.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 12:22:00 AM

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles had discussed a potential Wei-Yin Chen for Howie Kendrick swap with the Angels earlier this offseason.

The talks didn't advance very far though and the Halos have since claimed that they will not be dealing Howie Kendrick. What it indicates though, is that the O's appear willing to part with some of their rotational depth to upgrade some of the holes in their lineup, particularly at second base.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 12:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alberto Callaspo
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Alex Guerrero
2Justin Turner
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
3Chris Heisey
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mike Bolsinger
5Carlos Frias
6Brandon Beachy
7Brandon McCarthy
8Hyun-Jin Ryu
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3Chris Hatcher
4J.P. Howell
5Brandon League
6Paco Rodriguez
7Yimi Garcia
8Adam Liberatore
9Juan Nicasio
10Pedro Baez
11Josh Ravin
12Daniel Coulombe