10DHowie Kendrick
1B/2B/3B/LF PHI
5 hours ago

Kendrick (oblique) is taking outdoor batting practice for the first time since his injury, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

If all goes well, Kendrick could head out on a rehab assignment sometime within the week. He remains without a timetable for return, though one could become clearer if he is able to progress to a rehab assignment this week.

10DHowie Kendrick
1B/2B/3B/LF PHI
6 days ago

Kendrick (oblique) said he is unable to say for sure when he'll be able to come off the disabled list, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports. "I'm never going to put a date on it because I know these injuries are strange, man," Kendrick said. "It's getting better, but it stinks. You go two steps forward and you have the slightest thing set you back."

EDGE Analysis

Kendrick most recently felt some soreness in his oblique after a flight Sunday from Washington to Dallas. He was able to take some ground balls before Wednesday's game, and could take batting practice over the weekend. Aaron Altherr looks to have secured the starting job in left field, so Kendrick is going to have to get his at-bats playing multiple positions when he is finally able to return.

10DHowie Kendrick
1B/2B/3B/LF PHI
2 weeks ago

Kendrick (oblique) will take some swings and ground balls this weekend to gauge how he feels, Corey Seidman of CSN Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

GM Matt Klentak said how Kendrick feels after this weekend's activities will dictate when he goes out on a rehab assignment. He has been sidelined since April 15 with a strained oblique.

10DHowie Kendrick
1B/2B/3B/LF PHI
3 weeks ago

GM Matt Klentak said Friday that Kendrick (oblique) could be ready to start a rehab assignment by the middle or end of next week, Corey Seidman of CSN Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Pete Mackanin said Kendrick still felt a little pain in his strained oblique recently, so the team will continue to take his rehab slowly. Aaron Altherr has been playing left field and producing while Kendrick has been sidelined which may result in the veteran having to play multiple positions to keep his bat in the lineup when he returns to the active roster. Kendrick has been working out at first base, second base, third base and the outfield while on the disabled list.

10DHowie Kendrick
1B/2B/3B/LF PHI
3 weeks ago

Kendrick (oblique) has been hitting off a tee and is scheduled to take live batting practice over the weekend, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kendrick continues to slowly work his way back from an oblique injury that has kept him sidelined for the last two weeks. If he's able to get through the weekend without a hitch, Kendrick could be nearing a return to game action; though with the way Aaron Altherr has been playing as his replacement, the Phillies likely won't look to rush him back.

10DHowie Kendrick
1B/2B/3B/LF PHI
3 weeks ago

Kendrick (oblique) has worked out at first base during batting practice the past two days, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Phillies could be looking for a way to keep Aaron Altherr in the lineup when Kendrick returns from the disabled list. Tommy Joseph has been struggling at first base and Kendrick could start eating into his playing time. Kendrick, who has played 89 games at first base in his career, will likely be sidelined for another week or so before returning from the disabled list.

10DHowie Kendrick
1B/2B/3B/LF PHI
1 month ago

Kendrick has been diagnosed with an oblique injury and will miss more time than initially anticipated, Corey Seidman of CSN Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Pete Mackanin estimated Kendrick might be sidelined another 7-10 days with the injury. Oblique injuries often cause players to miss up to a month, so an early return in May is probably the best case scenario for Kendrick. Aaron Altherr and Daniel Nava are seeing time in left field while Kendrick is sidelined.

10DHowie Kendrick
1B/2B/3B/LF PHI
1 month ago

Kendrick (abdomen) will have an MRI this week, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kendrick has been sidelined since Sunday with what he said was a muscle pull just under his sternum, but not an oblique injury. He does feel some pain when he takes swings off a tee. The Phillies will likely have Daniel Nava and Aaron Altherr split time in left field while Kendrick is sidelined.

10DHowie Kendrick
1B/2B/3B/LF PHI
1 month ago

Kendrick (abdomen) was placed on the 10-day DL on Tuesday, retroactive to April 16.

EDGE Analysis

The injury was initially thought to be a rib issue, but the Phillies are now classifying it as a right abdominal strain. A corresponding move was not immediately announced. Daniel Nava is starting in left field Tuesday, but Aaron Altherr figures to pick up some extra starts in Kendricks' absence, as could Brock Stassi.

10DHowie Kendrick
1B/2B/3B/LF PHI
1 month ago

Kendrick may need to be placed on the disabled list due to rib soreness, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kendrick injured his ribs while diving for a ball in Saturday's game against the Nationals, and is reportedly still experiencing a level of soreness that could send him to the DL. Until Kendrick is ready to return, look for Daniel Nava and Aaron Altherr to share time in left field.