Howie Kendrick 2B LAD 2 weeks ago

Kendrick was 2-for-4 with a walk and a walk-off two-run single Tuesday against the Mariners.

Kendrick is batting a healthy .344/.400/.500 with five RBI. If he ends up hitting cleanup all year, he could approach 90+ RBI despite his lack of typical middle-of-the-order power.

Howie Kendrick 2B LAD 3 weeks ago

Kendrick currently projects as the Dodgers' cleanup hitter against left-handers, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

You may see Kendrick hitting cleanup on Opening Day given his prior success (.483) against James Shields, but he'll probably move down to fifth against most right-handers.

Howie Kendrick 2B LAD 1 month ago

Kendrick is batting .405 this spring and appears set to hit in the middle of the lineup for the Dodgers this year.

Kendrick has the most at-bats this spring from the #5 spot in the lineup, so he'll probably slot there. That should lead to plenty of RBI opportunities for the second baseman.

Howie Kendrick 2B LAD 4 months ago

Kendrick was traded to the Dodgers on Wednesday in exchange for Andrew Heaney, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

Kendrick will head across town after spending the last nine seasons with the Angels, most of them as a regular. He will take over as the Dodgers' starting second baseman with Dee Gordon on the way to Miami, but where he hits in the batting order likely will not be determined until the Dodgers' wheeling and dealing comes to an end.

Howie Kendrick 2B LAD 7 months ago

Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in a win over the A's on Wednesday.

Kendrick has dealt with a hamstring issue of late, but continues to excel in the month of September, having tallied a 1.032 OPS with two homers and 19 RBI in 78 at-bats.

Howie Kendrick 2B LAD 7 months ago

Kendrick (hamstring) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the A's, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

A hamstring concern resulted in Kendrick's early exit from Sunday's game, and while he was adamant that he could play Monday if needed, manager Mike Scioscia decided to play it safe and hold him out. The team likely would have taken further precaution if it had any reservations whatsoever about Kendrick's health.

Howie Kendrick 2B LAD 7 months ago

Kendrick (hamstring) is not in the lineup Monday against the Athletics, the Orange County Register reports.

Kendrick left Sunday's contest with a hamstring issue and was considered questionable leading up to Monday's game. He'll be given the night off to rest, while Gordon Beckham fills in as the starting second baseman. Consider Kendrick day-to-day until further notice.

Howie Kendrick 2B LAD 7 months ago

Kendrick is not in the lineup Thursday against the Mariners.

Mariners starter Felix Hernandez will face what amounts to a Triple-A lineup, as manager Mike Scioscia has decided to rest his regulars after wrapping up the AL West title Wednesday night. Grant Green will man second base in Kendrick's absence, with C.J. Cron batting cleanup.

Howie Kendrick 2B LAD 8 months ago

Kendrick went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Indians on Monday.

Kendrick has come alive in the last three games, tally 10 hits and nine RBI in that span. He has now homered in back-to-back contests for the first time this season. The 31-year-old has been a major part of an offensive juggernaut that has scored 41 runs in the last four games.

Howie Kendrick 2B LAD 8 months ago

Kendrick went 3-for-4 with an RBI triple and a home run in the Angels' 14-4 win over the Twins on Sunday.

Kendrick now has 10 hits and 10 RBIs in his last four games. The streak comes after a weak August that saw him bat .241 for the month. The home run was his first since June 17.