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Kyle Kendrick | Starting Pitcher | #25

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 7 (0) / PHI

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Kyle Kendrick has elected free agency.
The 33-year-old right-hander only made two starts for the Red Sox in 2017, posting a 12.96 ERA and 2.52 WHIP in 8 1/3 innings. If he has plans on continuing his baseball career, he'll have to do so on a minor league deal this winter. Sat, Oct 21, 2017 12:13:00 PM

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Red Sox sent RHP Kyle Kendrick outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Kendrick is now off Boston's 40-man roster, but he will remain with the organization. The 32-year-old right-hander has a 12.96 ERA in two appearances this season at the major league level.
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 01:47:00 PM

Red Sox optioned RHP Kyle Kendrick to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Kendrick allowed six runs on 10 hits over 4 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Brewers and is now 0-2 with a 12.96 ERA in two starts this season at the major league level. It could be a while before he gets another shot.
Thu, May 11, 2017 09:13:00 AM

Kyle Kendrick was roughed up again Wednesday, giving up six runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings against the Brewers.

The hope was that Brian Bannister's influence would make a difference, but after two starts, it's clear that this is the same old Kendrick. The Red Sox said after the game that they'd send him down and bring back Robbie Ross. They could go to Brian Johnson next time they need a fifth starter. They have Monday off, so they can go with the extra reliever for now.
Thu, May 11, 2017 01:28:00 AM

Kyle Kendrick was lit up by the Orioles in his season debut Thursday, allowing six runs on eight hits over four innings in a loss.

Kendrick had a terrific spring but couldn't crack the Red Sox rotation, even with David Price's injury, and Thursday's outing showed that the Sox probably knew what they were doing. Kendrick has a career 4.63 ERA and 1.38 WHIP, after all, and prior to Thursday he last pitched in the majors in 2015. With Steven Wright on the disabled list and Price still a ways away, Kendrick should get at least one more turn despite the poor results, which will come Wednesday in another bad matchup against the Brewers.
Thu, May 4, 2017 10:53:00 PM

Red Sox purchased the contract of RHP Kyle Kendrick from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Kendrick will start for the Red Sox on Thursday night against the Orioles. He had a rough 6.00 ERA through 27 innings (four starts) this season at the Triple-A level and can go on being ignored in fantasy leagues.
Thu, May 4, 2017 02:38:00 PM

Kyle Kendrick is scheduled to start for the Red Sox on Thursday versus the Orioles.

He'll be filling in for Steven Wright, who could be headed toward knee surgery. Kendrick has registered an ugly 6.00 ERA in 27 innings (four starts) this season at the Triple-A level and makes for a poor fantasy streaming option against Baltimore. It's not clear how long he'll be asked to stick around.
Tue, May 2, 2017 10:13:00 PM

Kyle Kendrick moved to 4-0 on the spring by holding the Nationals to one run in four innings Thursday.

He struck out five. Kendrick was reassigned Tuesday, but he could still be up with the Red Sox in very short order if Drew Pomeranz isn't ready to come off the DL on April 9. His sterling spring included a 2.18 ERA and a 31/4 K/BB ratio in 34 innings.
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 04:36:00 PM

Red Sox reassigned RHP Kyle Kendrick to minor league camp.

This is an indication that the Red Sox think Drew Pomeranz will be good to go for the start of the regular season. Kendrick enjoyed a really good spring, putting up a 2.17 ERA and 26/4 K/BB ratio over 29 innings. He'll represent rotation depth in Triple-A.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 10:06:00 AM

Kyle Kendrick gave up two runs on eight hits in six innings as the Red Sox and Phillies played to a 3-3 tie on Saturday.

He punched out six batters without issuing a free pass. Kendrick has been nails this spring, recording a 2.17 ERA through 29 innings of work. He is still likely ticketed to start the season in the Triple-A rotation. The 32-year-old veteran spent all of last season in the Angels' minor league system and last pitched in the majors in 2015, going 7-13 with a 6.32 ERA for the Rockies.
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 05:35:00 PM

Kyle Kendrick moved to 3-0 after allowing two runs in five innings Monday against the Orioles.

The Red Sox seem cautiously optimistic that Drew Pomeranz will be ready to go the first time they need a fifth starter, and if that's the case, then Kendrick figures to start off in the Triple-A rotation. He's had a great spring, but he's still Kyle Kendrick.
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 04:42:00 PM

Kyle Kendrick shut out the Rays for five innings and struck out six Wednesday.

The good news is that one of Boston's rotation fallbacks is having a great spring. The bad news is that it's Kendrick, who was last seen in the majors posting a 6.32 ERA with the Rockies in 2015 and who was so awful in Triple-A last year that an Angels team desperate for pitching never gave him a callup. The Red Sox are hopeful both Steven Wright and Drew Pomeranz will be ready to go in week one, allowing them to start Kendrick off in the minors. However, with Roenis Elias hurt, Kendrick is clearly next in line if either Wright or Pomeranz has a setback.
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 04:40:00 PM

Kyle Kendrick pitched four hitless innings Sunday as the Red Sox crushed the Braves 11-1.

Not only did the Braves not bring a single regular today, but they brought just one guy, catcher Kurt Suzuki, who figures to wind up on their bench. One wonders if they'll get a call from the league office about that. Kendrick had it easy against the Triple-A lineup, getting eight outs on the ground. Kendrick's chances of making the Red Sox hinge on two of the team's starters winding up on the DL, something that it a real possibility. Even if that happens, though, Roenis Elias has to be favored over Kendrick for a spot.
Sun, Mar 5, 2017 04:19:00 PM

Red Sox signed RHP Kyle Kendrick to a minor league contract.

Kendrick hooked up on a minors deal with the Angels late last March, but he did not see any time at the major league level in 2016. Plying his trade mostly with Triple-A Salt Lake, the 32-year-old right-hander held a 4.72 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 67/19 K/BB ratio across 93 1/3 frames. He has received a non-roster invitation to spring training from the Sox, but his major league prospects are dicey at this point in his career. In 2015 -- his last season in the bigs -- he posted a 6.32 ERA and 1.53 WHIP over 142 1/3 innings with the Rockies.
Wed, Jan 18, 2017 05:13:00 PM

Angels signed RHP Kyle Kendrick to a minor league contract.

Kendrick gives the Angels some much-needed rotation depth, though the quality of the rotation depth he provides is certainly up for debate. Kendrick, 31, posted 6.32 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, and 80/45 K/BB ratio in 142 1/3 innings last season for the Rockies. He is presumably ticketed for Triple-A Salt Lake to open the 2016 campaign.
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 04:17:00 PM

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