Howie Kendrick RUMORS & NEWS

  • Howie Kendrick injured his calf

    Hardball Talk "The Dodgers have had a good number of injuries this spring. Here’s another one: second baseman Howie Kendrick has hurt his calf. He was scratched from yesterday’s Cactus League game with tightness in his left calf." March 25

  • Agent: Qualifying offer had dramatic impact on Kendrick deal

    The Score "The agent for Howie Kendrick believes his client's earning potential was handicapped this winter due to the league's current qualifying offer system. Kendrick declined the Los Angeles Dodgers' initial one-year, $15.8-million qualifying offer in November in order to try to find a more lucrative..." February 07

  • A new season means a new role for Howie Kendrick

    Los Angeles Times "Howie Kendrick has played 9,402 career innings at second base, six at third base. He was the Dodgers' starting second baseman last year. Yet, had he insisted on the same role this year, the Dodgers might not have brought him back. In the last two weeks, with no club willing to surrender the..." February 04

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Dbacks are active in trade talks trying to move a 2B, which could clear room to sign FA Howie Kendrick

  • Howie Kendrick and Dexter Fowler are still free agents for some reason

    SB Nation "Dexter Fowler isn't the best outfielder around, especially since there are questions about just how well he can handle center field. Even considering that, though, his bat is legitimate -- Fowler has hit .270/.367/.420 for a 110 OPS+ over the last five seasons -- and he's been at least an average..." January 21

  • Howie Kendrick an option as Diamondbacks look to upgrade

    Fox Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks are having ongoing discussions with free-agent second baseman Howie Kendrick, although no deal is close, according to major-league sources. Kendrick, 32, is one of nine remaining free agents who rejected a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer as the offseason..." January 04

  • Don't bet on Howie Kendrick return to Angels

    Orange County Register "For as much as some Angels fans seem to be clamoring for a return of Howie Kendrick, it isn’t looking likely. Although the Angels have been in touch with Kendrick’s agent, the club has clearly not placed a high priority on re-signing Kendrick, or any free agent second baseman. The reason is..." December 08

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Howie Kendrick was never a Yankees target, but there's growing speculation the Mets could get involved.

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    Eric Stephen @truebluela

    Howie Kendrick reinstated from DL

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    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    Howie Kendrick will join #Dodgers in Anaheim Monday to be re-evaluated. Not ready to be activated but could play rehab games in next week.

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Kendrick still not ready to play in games.

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    Eric Stephen @truebluela

    Mattingly says Howie Kendrick "has plateaued a little bit" with hamstring. Not yet ready for rehab games

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    Eric Stephen @truebluela

    Mattingly says Howie Kendrick "has plateaued a little bit" with hamstring. Not yet ready for rehab games

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Howie Kendrick could start a rehab assignment be end of the week.

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Howie Kendrick to #dodgers for Andrew Heaney, source confirms. My head is swimming. #angels

  • Yankees, Blue Jays inquire on Kendrick, but Angels may keep him

    CBS Sports "The Angels aren't necessarily looking to trade Howie Kendrick or David Freese, but they are getting calls on both of them, and if they can acquire the right pitcher for either, they'd still consider it. The Yankees and Blue Jays are among teams that have called about Kendrick, who is believed..." November 14

  • Blue Jays “have placed multiple calls” to Angels about Howie Kendrick

    Hardball Talk "Last week Ken Rosenthal of reported that the Angels were likely to shop second baseman Howie Kendrick and now Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet Canada writes that the Blue Jays “have placed multiple calls on his availability this year.” Kendrick hit .293 with seven homers and a..." November 06

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    Ben Nicholson-Smith @bnicholsonsmith

    #BlueJays, #Mets, #Rays, #Marlins are the four teams to which Howie Kendrick can block trades per sources. OPS+ of 116 since 2011.

  • Angels expected to revisit Howie Kendrick trade

    Hardball Talk "The Angels shopped Kendrick at this year’s July 31 trade deadline and received interest from multiple teams but obviously no move was made. Kendrick is owed $9.35 million next season and $9.5 million in 2015 — reasonable salaries for a consistently productive second baseman. Anaheim badly needs..." October 06

  • In return from injury, Kendrick doesn't miss beat "Howie Kendrick was on his way to a career year when a tough-luck outfield collision with Collin Cowgill sprained his left knee and robbed him of nearly six weeks. He returned to the starting lineup on Sept. 13 mindful of the fact that his timing would be off because he missed the last 35 games and..." September 25

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels have optioned Tommy Field. Sounds like Howie Kendrick will be activated on Tuesday in Toronto. Not to start. Just off bench.

  • Angels' Howie Kendrick off DL

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Angels activated infielder Howie Kendrick off the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Kendrick has been out since Aug. 6 because of a hyperextended left knee. He landed awkwardly while trying to avoid a collision with teammate Collin..." September 10

  • Howie Kendrick seen as the Angels' main high-end winter trade chip

    CBS Sports "The Angels are expected to try to shop emerging star second baseman Howie Kendrick this winter in an effort to acquire young pitching people familiar with their situation say. The Angels were in serious talks with the Dodgers on a possible Kendrick deal that didn't happen at the deadline and..." September 06

  • Sources: Angels, Dodgers Discussed Kendrick

    Fox Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers recently tried to acquire a second baseman but it wasn’t the New York Yankees’ Robinson Cano. No the Dodgers’ target was the Los Angeles Angels’ Howie Kendrick and the two sides held extensive trade discussions before the July 31 non-waiver deadline according to major..." August 20

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Howie Kendrick (knee) hasn't progressed well enough and it looks like he may have to go on the DL. #Angels

  • Kendrick injured in collision during loss

    L.A. Daily News "Murphy's Law holds that whatever can go wrong will go wrong. The Angels' 2013 season has rarely broken this law. Come to think of it the Angels should have hit the ball to David Murphy more often Monday. Murphy was playing right field for the Texas Rangers in place of Nelson Cruz who was..." August 06

  • Aybar unlikely to be dealt; Kendrick still in play "The Angels are unlikely to part ways with shortstop Erick Aybar an industry source told late Tuesday night but second baseman Howie Kendrick remains in play. The Angels and Cardinals engaged in brief talks for Aybar as Jim Bowden of ESPN first reported but it was the Cardinals that..." July 31

  • Blue Jays have interest in Angels’ Kendrick

    Sportsnet "While the Toronto Blue Jays are not buyers in the traditional sense they are looking at ways of addressing needs for 2013 and beyond as the non-waiver trade deadline draws closer. In recent days the Blue Jays have expressed genuine interest in second baseman Howie Kendrick of the Los Angeles..." July 31

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Royals on H. Kendrick’s no-trade list. Kendrick can block trades to 12 teams this season per Cot’s Baseball Contracts. #Angels.

  • Royals, seeking 2B upgrade, have discussed Beckham, Kendrick

    CBS Sports "The Royals looking for upgrades at second base and in right field have had discussions about Gordon Beckham of the White Sox Howie Kendrick of the Angels and Rickie Weeks of the Brewers according to sources. There was no indication Tuesday that the Royals were close on a deal for any of the..." July 30

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    I've seen speculation on Howie Kendrick to the #Royals. But KC can't supply #Angels high-end pitching they're looking for if they move him

  • Kendrick walks off but Trout saves the day, Angels beat Rangers

    Fox Sports West "It had déjà vu written all over it. On the heels of blowing a three-run lead in the series opener against the Texas Rangers the night before, the club was in danger of blowing a four-run lead on Tuesday night. With two outs in the top of the ninth inning and the game tied 4-4, Adrian Beltre..." April 24

  • Angels' Kendrick (three hits) getting his timing down

    Orange County Register "Howie Kendrick has been around long enough to know that a big day in spring training means nothing. Well, almost nothing. "It's still fun, especially when it's only your second game," Kendrick said with a broad smile after he homered, doubled and singled Thursday against the Dodgers. "You know..." March 01

  • Angels hope Howie Kendrick will be better than average

    Los Angeles Times "The breathless stories that tracked Howie Kendrick through the minor leagues and into the majors were all but required to refer to him as a future batting champion. And why not? In his four full minor league seasons, he batted .368, .367, .366 and .369. In 2007, the first year he broke camp..." February 23

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