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47 Howie Kendrick 2B
Height/Weight: 5-10/210 | Birthdate: 7/12/1983 | Birthplace: Jacksonville, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: St. John's River (Fla.) CC | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $9,100,000 | Owned/Started%: 98/91 | Average Draft Position: 163.15
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Dodgers' Howie Kendrick rips third homer of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1:48 am ET) Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick went 1 for 5 at the plate in Los Angeles' 11-8 win over the Padres Saturday.

Kendrick did his only damage in the fifth inning when he ripped a 2-2 pitch from Ian Kennedy over the center field wall for a two-run home run, his third of the season. Kendrick is now hitting .308 with 12 RBI in 65 at-bats this season.


Dodgers may eventually give Howie Kendrick a long-term extension


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Although the Angels never locked up second baseman Howie Kendrick to a long-term extension, the cross-town Dodgers may give it a try, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman on Friday.

Kendrick was acquired in a trade that sent him from the Angels to the Dodgers in exchange for Andrew Heaney. Though it's been only 15 games, the Dodgers already love him and see him as a great cubhouse fit. Kendrick is batting .321 (18 for 56) with six doubles, one triple, two homers and 10 RBI this season.


Dodgers 2B Howie Kendrick flashing power vs. RHPs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick continued his fast start Sunday against the Rockies with his second home run and his seven multihit game this season. Both of Kendrick's home runs have come in the last three games.

Kendrick is batting .370 (17 for 46) with a .431 on-base percentage, .674 slugging percentage and 1.105 OPS through 12 games. He also has one triple, six doubles, seven runs, 10 RBI, five walks, five strikeouts and one stolen base.

Kendrick is really off to a promising start this season against right-handed pitchers. He is slugging .700 against righties, after having slugging percentages of .377 in 2014, .416 in 2013 and .379 in 2012 vs. right-handers. Both of his home runs this season have come off right-handers.


Dodgers 2B Howie Kendrick drives in three during Friday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick connected on his first home run of the season to help lead the Dodgers to a victory over the Rockies on Friday.

Kendrick hit a two-run home run off Rockies starter Kyle Kendrick in the first inning of the game. Kendrick finished the game 2 for 4 with three RBI. He is now batting .342 on the season.


Dodgers' Howie Kendrick comes through with walk off two-run single


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/15/2015) Howie Kendrick delivered a walk off two-run single Tuesday to lift the Dogers over the Mariners, 6-5.

The Dodgers entered the bottom of the ninth trailing 5-4 but were able to rally against Mariners closer Fernando Rodney.

Jimmy Rollins and Carl Crawford scored the tying and winning runs, respectively.

Howie Kendrick settling in as Dodgers' cleanup batter


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick hsa batted cleanup in each of his team's first six games, hitting .292/.320/.458 with two RBI in 24 at-bats.

Kendrick has regularly hit second, fifth, sixth and seventh in his career, but he did spend time as the Angels' cleanup batter at times last season. While the second baseman smacked a double and a triple on Opening Day, he has managed just one extra-base hit in his last five games.


Mattingly on Howie Kendrick: We're looking for consistent at-bats


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick is quickly adjusting to life with his new club, and has spent much of his spring training bonding time with Jimmy Rollins, who is also new to the club, per the Los Angeles Times.

"I think it's a little overdone. But we like them to be comfortable with each other, that's for sure," manager Don Mattingly said about the relationship between the two.

"They've played enough that they get that communication out of the way pretty early. Guys do so much work together nowadays it gets comfortable pretty quick."

Kendrick was acquired in a trade that sent him from the Angels to the Dodgers in exchange for Andrew Heaney. Kendrick, 31, hit .293/.347/.397 over 617 at-bats last year. He has a .292/.332/.424 career slash line.

"I just know he can hit," Mattingly said of Kendrick. "Howie consistently gets good at-bats. And that's really what we're looking for."


Dodgers pick up Howie Kendrick from Angels


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2014) The Dodgers have traded pitcher Andrew Heaney to the Angels for second baseman Howie Kendrick, confirms CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Ken Gurnick of MLB.com was the first to report Kendrick would be going to the Dodgers.

The Dodgers acquired Heaney earlier on Wednesday in a six player deal with Miami. Once that trade was processed, the team dealt the 23-year-old pitcher to the Angels for Kendrick. Kendrick, 31, hit .293/.347/.397 over 617 at-bats last year. Kendrick is owed just under $10 million, and is entering the final year of his contract.

Heaney appeared in seven games for the Marlins last year, including five starts. He posted a 5.83 ERA over 29 1/3 innings. He was considered a top-20 prospect entering last season, according to MLB.com.


Report: Angels want to keep Kendrick


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Despite various trade rumors, the Angels are intent on keeping second baseman Howie Kendrick for the 2015 season, according to the Orange County Register.

Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto has told various reporters he would prefer not to trade Kendrick. The Blue Jays and Yankees are among the teams that have expressed interest in Kendrick.


Angels still fielding trade inquiries on Kendrick, Freese


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) The Angels aren't in a rush to trade second baseman Howie Kendrick or third baseman David Freese, but for the right deal that includes a pitcher, the team would consider a trade, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The Yankees and Blue Jays are among the teams that have called about Kendrick, who is receiving more interest than Freese. However, it is believed the Angels are more likely to keep Kendrick than trade him.


Report: Angels put 2B Kendrick, 3B Freese on trading block


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) The Angels are preparing to trade either second baseman Howie Kendrick or third baseman David Freese in an attempt to bolster their starting rotation or acquire a left-hander reliever, according to Fox Sports.

Both are 31 years old. Kendrick is coming off a strong season in which he tied a career-high with 75 RBI and added 85 runs scored. Freese struggled before a strong September and finished the year with a stat line of .260/.321/.383.


Howie Kendrick back in lineup Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick returned to the starting lineup Tuesday.

Kendrick was held out of Monday's game with a hamstring injury. He returns to a .292/.347/.395 line with seven home runs, 72 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 600 at-bats.


Howie Kendrick dealing with hamstring injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick was held out of the starting lineup Monday night against the A's because of a hamstring injury, MLB.com reports. Kendrick left Saturday with a the issue, and was held out on Monday as a precaution. He is hitting .292 with seven homers and 72 RBI over 600 at-bats.

Angels issue skeleton lineup for Thursday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Angels top hitters Albert Pujols, Mike Trout and Howie Kendrick are three of many starters sitting Thursday against Seattle after the team clinched the division title.

Howie Kendrick finally slows down after torrid stretch


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) It took two weeks, but Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick has finally cooled off at the plate.

Kendrick is 2 for 12 in his last four games, which might not qualify as struggling until one considers he was 22 for 44 for a .500 average with 11 runs scored and 13 RBI in his previous 10 games. Despite his recent mini-slide, he still owns a stat line of .291/.345/.394.

The veteran has scored 84 runs on the season, two off his career-high, giving him an outside shot at 100.


Howie Kendrick homers for first time in 50 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick had three hits, including a home run, during a 5-4 win Saturday at Texas. He also had two runs.

Kendrick gave Los Angeles a 2-0 lead in the second inning when he led off the frame with a home run off Colby Lewis. It was his fifth home run and first in 50 games.

Kendrick is batting .280 with one double, one home run, six RBI, six runs, four walks and 12 strikeouts in his last 13 games.


Howie Kendrick perfect at the plate Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Angels infielder Howie Kendrick was perfect at the plate Friday against the Astros. 

Kendrick reached base in all four of his at-bats. He hit singles his first three times up before clubbing a double to right in his final at-bat. Kendrick finished 4 for 4, with no runs scored and one RBI. He's hitting .284/.345/.387 over 331 at-bats.


Howie Kendrick launches one


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(6/18/2014) Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick blasted a 410-foot homer to center and added an RBI double in a 9-3 win Tuesday over the Indians, giving him four homers and 28 RBI this year. Kendrick has a four-game hitting streak after the 3-for-5 performance and is batting .274/.341/.379.

Hitters to start in Week 12


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/15/2014) Need a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 12 (June 16-22)? Russell Martin, Matt Adams, Howie Kendrick, Aramis Ramirez, Erick Aybar and Christian Yelich might just fit the bill.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Howie Kendrick on bench for Friday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick is catching a break for the Friday night game against the visiting White Sox. Grant Green is manning that spot.

Kendrick has been struggling since late May with a .167 average in his last 42 at-bats. His mark has fallen to .283, its lowest point since April 19.


Howie Kendrick break out of funk with big Friday night


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick enjoyed a slump-busting performance Friday night in Oakland. He broke a 3-for-26 skid with a two-run homer in the fourth inning and added a single for his first two-hit game since May 23.

Kendrick, whose RBIs were his first in 10 games, owns a stat line of .291/.363/.408.


Howie Kendrick out of lineup Wednesday against Phillies


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) The injury-plagued Angels have decided to rest one of their best healthy players in Howie Kendrick on Wednesday in Philadelphia. He has been replaced in the lineup by Grant Green.

Kendrick owns a .305/.386/.407 stat line and is tied for sixth in the American League with 26 runs.


Howie Kendrick has huge day versus Jays


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(5/11/2014) Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick went 3 for 4 with two doubles, a walk and three runs scored in Sunday's 9-3 win over Toronto. Kendrick swiped two bases, giving him nine steals in 11 tries this season.

Kendrick upped his average to .313./393/.451 in 144 at-bats.


Howie Kendrick collects four hits in win Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick went 4 for 5 with two doubles, two runs and one RBI in his team's 5-3 win over the Rangers Saturday.

Kendrick has been a force on the basepaths lately, stealing four bases in four games going into Saturday's matchup, but he didn't swipe a bag despite being on base all game. He has hit .314/.391/.441 with two home runs and 16 RBI in 118 at-bats.


Hitters to start in Week 6


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/2/2014) Looking for a sleeper for Fantasy Week 6 (May 5-11)? Carlos Ruiz, Victor Martinez, Howie Kendrick, Nick Castellanos, Erick Aybar and Dayan Viciedo might just fit the bill.

I explain what makes them so attractive this week and put their startability into context in Start and Sit Hitters for Week 6. Be sure to check it out.