Kyle Kendrick SP COL 24 Days

Kendrick agreed to a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Rockies on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports.

The right-hander can also earn an additional $500,000 if he reaches 190 innings, a number he surpassed for the first time in 2014. Kendrick hasn't turned in an xFIP under 4.00 in any of his eight major league seasons, and there's very little to suggest a skills breakout could be coming in his age-30 campaign. While he does own a slightly above-average 46.1% groundball rate for his career, Kendrick will make for an unappealing option even in NL-only leagues.

Kyle Kendrick SP COL 4 Months

Kendrick filed for free agency on Thursday, Todd Zolecki of reports.

Kendrick went 10-13 with a 4.61 ERA and a 121:57 K:BB ratio in 199 innings for the Phillies this season. The Phillies are not expected to make a push to re-sign him.

Kyle Kendrick SP COL 5 Months

Kendrick picked up his 10th win of the season Wednesday versus the Marlins, giving up one run on six hits with one walk and two strikeouts over seven innings.

Kendrick ends his season on a high note with a 2.78 ERA in September and allowing one run or fewer in three of his final five starts. Overall, the right-hander owns a 4.61 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 121:57 K:BB ratio on the year.

Kyle Kendrick SP COL 5 Months

Kendrick (9-13) took the loss Thursday in San Diego, allowing six hits, five walks and three runs in five innings. He struck out two.

While Kendrick turns in a solid start here and there, poor outings like this are all too common. His stats this year are pretty much in line with his career numbers, which are those of a subpar pitcher. And yet the Phillies have been loyally rolling him out there since 2007.

Kyle Kendrick SP COL 6 Months

Kendrick picked up his ninth win of the season Saturday over the Marlins. He allowed one run on seven hits over 6.1 innings.

Kendrick struck out six and walked one in what was probably his last start for the Phillies in Citizens Bank Park. He is a free agent after this season, and his next two starts will come on the road. He has won four of his last five starts.

Kyle Kendrick SP COL 6 Months

Kendrick struggled in a losing effort Monday, allowing five runs in seven innings against the Pirates.

Kendrick has done a good job giving the Phillies length in his starts, but the results haven't been perfect. The righty has allowed at least four runs in five of his last six starts. Kendrick will try to limit the damage against him this weekend in a start against the Marlins.

Kyle Kendrick SP COL 6 Months

Kendrick shut out the Braves on Tuesday, tossing seven innings of three-hit ball. He also walked two and fanned four in the win.

Sometimes having trouble finding the zone can work to a pitcher's benefit, as was the case with Kendrick in this one as he managed less than half of his pitches (55-of-101) for strikes, while only getting ahead of batters with 12-of-26 first-pitch strikes. Nonetheless, he got the job done and now owns an 8-11 record with a 4.77 ERA and 1.35 WHIP through 28 starts (173.2 innings) this season.

Kyle Kendrick SP COL 6 Months

Kendrick struck out four and walked one while giving up four runs on seven hits over six innings a winning effort Wednesday.

The victory improved Kendrick's record to 7-11 on the season, but he remains a very risky option for streaming purposes as he's been one of the least valuable starting pitchers in the league over the past calendar year. Kendrick will make his next start on the road Tuesday against the Braves.

Kyle Kendrick SP COL 6 Months

Kendrick allowed four runs on eight hits, walking one and striking out four over 6.1 innings of a 4-3 win against the Cardinals on Friday night.

Kendrick (6-11, 4.93) survived yet another debacle in the first inning (three runs) but settled down and lasted long enough for his mates to rally. He is notoriously bad in the first inning (a 9.69 ERA in the first inning over 26 starts) and could be a serviceable starter if he could overcome that weakness. He'll hope for a better beginning against the Nationals in Philadelphia next time out.

Kyle Kendrick SP COL 6 Months

Kendrick allowed four runs, three of which were earned, over five innings Saturday against the Giants. He struck out one and walked two.

Kendrick entered the sixth inning with a 5-1 lead, but failed to retire any of the three batters he faced. He wasn't helped out by his defense, as a catchable pop fly and a poor throw on the same play failed to record one easy out. He was then pulled after a Mike Morse run-scoring double.