Howie Kendrick 2B/LF LAD 5 days ago

Kendrick is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 32-year-old will head to the bench following four straight starts -- two at third base, one in left field and one at second base. With Carl Crawford returning Tuesday and Justin Turner healthy, Kendrick figures to see most of his time at the keystone in the immediately future, but manager Dave Roberts may be inclined to continue riding the hot hand of Chase Utley in the days ahead with several right-handers due up for the opposition. Kendrick is 7-for-44 with zero extra-base hits since his return from the DL.

Howie Kendrick 2B/LF LAD 1 week ago

Kendrick is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Braves, according to Andy McCullough of the LA Times.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kendrick has not been able to get anything going with the bat just yet, putting up a meager .415 OPS through eight games, so manager Dave Roberts decided to give him a mental break. Since his return to action Kendrick has primarily played left field, but it will be Enrique Hernandez getting the nod there Thursday.

Howie Kendrick 2B/LF LAD 2 weeks ago

Kendrick is out of the lineup Saturday against the Giants, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Dodgers will deploy Chase Utley at second base and Enrique Hernandez in left field, leaving Kendrick to serve as a bench bat Saturday. He has four hits and three runs in four games since returning from a calf injury, but has yet to walk or hit an extra-base hit.

Howie Kendrick 2B/LF LAD 3 weeks ago

Kendrick is starting in left field for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After his activation from the disabled list Tuesday, manager Dave Roberts alluded to the possibility of Kendrick seeing some time in left field to maximize his versatility and playing time. He'll take over in left Wednesday, but it's too early to tell how often of an occurrence that will be. Still, with Scott Van Slyke, Carl Crawford, and Andre Ethier all on the disabled list, Kendrick could certainly see more than a few games in left.

Howie Kendrick 2B/LF LAD 3 weeks ago

Kendrick (calf) is back in the lineup Tuesday, batting fifth and playing second base, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

As anticipated, Kendrick will make his season debut Tuesday for the Dodgers' home opener after missing the first week of the season with a calf injury. He'll be facing left-hander Patrick Corbin for his first game back Tuesday; in 2015, Kendrick slashed .291/.331/.391 against southpaws but only .252/.282/.324 against lefty starters.

Howie Kendrick 2B/LF LAD 3 weeks ago

Kendrick (calf) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Both Kendrick and Yasmani Grandal are expected to return to the lineup Tuesday, while the demotion of Micah Johnson to Triple-A opens up a roster spot for Kendrick once the Dodgers make his activation official Tuesday.

Howie Kendrick 2B/LF LAD 3 weeks ago

Kendrick is scheduled to play nine innings at second base in Sunday's game for High-A Rancho Cucamonga and could rejoin the Dodgers on Monday, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kendrick will likely assume regular second base duties, though with Chase Utley hitting .320 through six games, we could see a second base / third base rotation with Kendrick, Utley, and Turner having rotating days off.

Howie Kendrick 2B/LF LAD 3 weeks ago

Kendrick (calf) is expected to be active for the Dodgers' home opener Tuesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kendrick will play in rehab games for High-A Rancho Cucamonga until then, but manager David Roberts is optimistic that he will be ready for Tuesday. The veteran second baseman hit .295 with nine home runs and 54 RBI in 2015 and will provide a boost to the Dodgers' lineup upon his return.

Howie Kendrick 2B/LF LAD 3 weeks ago

Kendrick (calf) will apparently play three rehab games for High-A Rancho Cucamonga beginning Thursday, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Dodgers hope to have back on April 12 for their home opener, but that all depends of course on these rehab games and how he feels.

Howie Kendrick 2B/LF LAD 4 weeks ago

Kendrick (calf) is expected to play in a simulated game Wednesday, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While Kendrick still has not been cleared to play defense in Arizona, it sounds like he will get some at-bats in Wednesday. Manager Dave Roberts remains confident that Kendrick will be ready for the team's April 12 home opener, but that seems a bit optimistic given where Kendrick is at in his recovery.