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Howie Kendrick | Outfielder | #47

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
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
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Howie Kendrick laced four hits in five at-bats and added a walk in the Dodgers' loss on Saturday.
Despite reaching base five times, Kendrick did not factor in the scoring. He neither scored nor drove in a run. Despite playing almost every day he has garnered only four home runs, 36 runs and 21 RBI on the season. He has a .261 batting average with seven stolen bases. It is not a very enticing fantasy package. Jul 17 - 1:16 AM

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Howie Kendrick went 3-for-5 with a walk and two runs scored from the leadoff spot Friday against the Diamondbacks.

The Dodgers remained awfully patient with Kendrick after his brutal start, and he's turned it on now, going 16-for-42 (.381) with a homer and six doubles so far in July.
Jul 16 - 1:58 AM

Howie Kendrick is out of Monday's lineup versus the Diamondbacks.

Kendrick will sit while Scott Van Slyke will make a rare start in left field. He's batting eighth against right-hander Zack Greinke.
Jun 13 - 6:23 PM

Howie Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a home run, stolen base and two runs scored against the Mets on Saturday.

Kendrick showed off the power and speed that made him a consistent double-digit homers, double-digit steals player at one point in his career. Of course, he's a bit removed from those days -- the home run was his second and the stolen base was his third thus far this season. The 32-year-old has picked it up a bit after a slow start, batting .243/.283/.324 through Saturday's game.
May 28 - 11:00 PM

Howie Kendrick is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup Saturday against the Padres.

The veteran utility man is just getting a breather. Trayce Thompson will grab the start in left field and bat fifth. 2016 has easily been the least productive season of Kendrick's 11-year career. He's hitting a mere .220 with a brutal .248 slugging percentage. Only two of his 25 hits this season have gone for extra bases.
May 21 - 7:30 PM

Howie Kendrick went 1-for-2 with a two-run triple in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

Kendrick came through with the three-bagger against Angels starter Jhoulys Chacin in the third inning. It was his first triple of the season. The veteran outfielder/infielder has been hitting for almost no power this season, slashing just .222/.261/.250 over 108 at-bats. He has one double and zero home runs.
May 20 - 1:40 AM

Despite being robbed of a homer, Howie Kendrick went 2-for-5 with two runs scored against the Cardinals on Friday.

Kendrick would have had a leadoff homer in the bottom of the first, but Randal Grichuk brought the ball back. It was still a very encouraging performance from the struggling veteran.
May 14 - 1:26 AM

Howie Kendrick went 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored as the Dodgers doubled up the Rays 10-5 on Tuesday.

Kendrick had just four hits since April 15 before Tuesday's outburst. He swatted a two-run double in the fifth, his only extra-base hit of the evening and his first such hit all year. Those statistics indicate what kind of start to the season the 32-year-old has endured, batting just .197/.222/.213 even with the great game.
May 3 - 10:48 PM

Howie Kendrick went 0-for-4 on Monday and is 7-for-44 with no extra-base hits since coming off the disabled list.

If the Dodgers had it to do over again, Kendrick surely would have spent a little more time rehabbing in the minors earlier this month. They're not going to write him off because of a slow start, but he might do some sitting against righties until he finds his swing.
Apr 26 - 1:13 AM

Howie Kendrick will play left field and hit seventh in Wednesday's contest with the Diamondbacks.

Well that is interesting. Kendrick has made just 20 left field starts in his career -- none since 2011. Seventh also marks the lowest he has hit in a lineup since April 6, 2014. He was hitting fifth on Tuesday. The veteran infielder was sidelined by a calf injury through the first week of the season but can be deployed as normal in fantasy lineups moving forward.
Apr 13 - 6:16 PM

Dodgers activated INF Howie Kendrick from the 15-day disabled list.

Kendrick was forced to begin the year on the disabled list due to a calf strain, but he went 5-for-15 (.333) with three doubles during his rehab stint with High-A Rancho Cucamonga. He's expected to see some time at third base and potentially even left field this season, but he's starting at second base and batting fifth in his season debut against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Apr 12 - 12:26 PM

Howie Kendrick (calf) went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI in his minor league rehab game with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday.

Kendrick also played five innings defensively at second base. He remains on track to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.
Apr 8 - 11:56 PM

Howie Kendrick (calf) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Kendrick has been participating in simulated games all week without issue. He is on track to come off the disabled list next Tuesday for the Dodgers' home opener. Yasmani Grandal (forearm) is also set to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday night with Triple-A Oklahoma City and he too should be activated on Tuesday.
Apr 7 - 2:38 PM

Howie Kendrick (calf) will play in simulated games each of the next three days.

Kendrick will play third base on Thursday, then shift over to second for Friday and Saturday. He was waylaid by a strained left calf in late March. Assuming everything moves smoothly with the veteran's rehab work, he could be ready to return at some point in the next week.
Apr 6 - 7:24 PM

Howie Kendrick (calf) played in a simulated game Tuesday at the Dodgers' spring training complex.

But he hasn't been cleared for defense, so it was really like a live batting practice session. Kendrick is hoping to come off the disabled list for the Dodgers' home opener next Tuesday, but it might be a little longer. The veteran second baseman suffered a left calf strain toward the end of spring training and those injuries typically take 3-4 weeks to heal. He should be an option at second base in mixed fantasy leagues once he is activated.
Apr 5 - 8:13 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
3Andrew Toles
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Brandon McCarthy
7Bud Norris
8Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Joe Blanton
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Luis Avilan
10Adam Liberatore
11Ross Stripling
12Casey Fien
13Chin-Hui Tsao