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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 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

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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

The New Yost Post's Joel Sherman said on MLB Network Friday that Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto told him Howie Kendrick will not be traded.

Nothing can be ruled out, though, because as Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register notes, Dipoto said at this time last offseason that he didn't think he'd trade Mark Trumbo. The Blue Jays and Yankees are two clubs that are known to have interest in Kendrick if the Angels do decide to entertain trade offers.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 03:06:00 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Yankees have expressed interest in acquiring Howie Kendrick.

The Blue Jays have also called the Angels about the veteran second baseman, though Heyman writes Thursday that Anaheim is "more likely than not" to hang on to him. Kendrick, 31, batted .293/.347/.397 with seven home runs, 75 RBI, 14 stolen bases, and 85 runs scored in 157 games this past year for Anaheim. He's also a good defender.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 10:55:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Angels remain open to trading Howie Kendrick.

Rosenthal reported two weeks ago that the Angels are likely to trade either Kendrick or David Freese for pitching this offseason and it appears the plan hasn't changed. Kendrick is due to become a free agent after 2015. The Angels could replace him with Gordon Beckham or Grant Green at second base.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 11:48:00 AM

According to Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith, the Blue Jays have "placed multiple calls" about the availability of Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported in late October that the Angels are likely to trade an infielder this winter for pitching, and Toronto seems like a good match for that type of swap. Kendrick, 31, batted .293/.347/.397 with seven home runs, 75 RBI, 14 stolen bases, and 85 runs scored in 157 games this past year for Anaheim while also playing good defense at second base. The Angels can replace him with Gordon Beckham or Grant Green.
Source: Sportsnet
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 09:59:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Angels are likely to trade either Howie Kendrick or David Freese for pitching this offseason.

It's hard to see Freese having much value, as he's due a raise in arbitration and is coming off another ho-hum season. Kendrick, though, should be able to net the Angels a decent starter or bullpen arm. The Blue Jays are one team known to have interest in Kendrick in the past. The Angels could replace Kendrick at second base with Grant Green or Gordon Beckham.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 05:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alex Guerrero
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Juan Uribe
2Justin Turner
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Brett Anderson
6Mike Bolsinger
7Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3Chris Hatcher
4J.P. Howell
5Brandon League
6Paco Rodriguez
7Pedro Baez
8Juan Nicasio
9Yimi Garcia
10Chris Withrow