Kyle Kendrick
RP FA
6 months ago

The Red Sox outrighted Kendrick from the 40-man roster Thursday, though he remains with Triple-A Pawtucket, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander will continue serving as organizational depth, but when the Red Sox need Kendrick next, they'll have to make a roster move to clear a space for him.

Kyle Kendrick
RP FA
7 months ago

Kendrick was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket after Wednesday's loss to the Brewers, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

While it appeared Kendrick was in line to replace injured Steven Wright (knee) in the rotation for the foreseeable future, two rough outings have earned him a ticket back to the minors. The 32-year-old allowed 12 runs through two starts (8.2 innings) with a 3:3 K:BB before being sent back to Pawtucket. He'll be replaced by Robbie Ross on the roster and in the rotation for the time being.

Kyle Kendrick
RP FA
7 months ago

Kendrick will remain in Boston' starting rotation for the foreseeable future, Julian Benbow of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Steven Wright (knee) set to have surgery and miss the rest of the season, Kendrick will take Wright's turn in the rotation, presumably until David Price (elbow) is ready to return. Kendrick's first spin Thursday didn't go so well. The Orioles flirted with scoring in the early innings before busting out in a fourth inning that included another slow trot around the bags by Manny Machado after mammoth three-run home run. Kendrick finished with six runs allowed on eight hits and two walks while striking out one. With a day off coming Monday, the Red Sox could delay Kendrick's next start until May 13.

Kyle Kendrick
RP FA
7 months ago

Kendrick had his contract purchased from Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, the veteran hurler will head up to the big leagues to toe the rubber Thursday in place of injured knuckleballer Steven Wright (knee). It seems like Kendrick will stick with the Red Sox rotation for a few more starts after Thursday's outing, but more should become clear as Wright progresses in his injury rehab. To make room on the roster, Marco Hernandez (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day DL and Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day DL.

Kyle Kendrick
RP FA
8 months ago

Kendrick's addition to the roster suggests he'll be around for a while, Jen McCaffrey of MassLive.com reports. He was summoned from Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday and is scheduled to start in place of the injured Steven Wright (knee) on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Since Kendrick is on a minor-league deal, he can not be optioned back to Triple-A Pawtucket without being designated for assignment and subjected to the waiver process. He would likely get claimed by another team. The Red Sox don't want to waste Kendrick for a one-start fill-in assignment -- the organization has other options already on the 40-man if they felt Wright would miss a single start -- so expect multiple starts for Kendrick.

Kyle Kendrick
RP FA
8 months ago

Kendrick will be added to the 40-man roster and start Thursday's game against the Orioles, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Thursday's scheduled starter Steven Wright being placed on the disabled list Monday with a sprained left knee, the Red Sox will call upon Kendrick to make his first big-league appearance since 2015 with the Colorado Rockies. The 32-year-old has posted a 6.00 ERA and 20:5 K:BB ratio over 27 innings with Triple-A Pawtucket this season.

Kyle Kendrick
RP FA
8 months ago

Kendrick allowed 10 runs (nine earned) on 10 hits and one walk while striking out four over six innings for Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kendrick was hit hard by Syracuse and stayed out to take the beating because the PawSox extended their bullpen in a doubleheader Sunday. It's unlikely the Red Sox have altered their opinion of Kendrick who marveled in spring training with a 2.18 ERA over 33 innings. He still sits atop the pile of minor-league depth starters.

Kyle Kendrick
RP FA
9 months ago

Kendrick is slated for an extended spring training start at Fort Myers on Tuesday, April 4, which would put him position to work Sunday, April 9, for either the Red Sox or Triple-A Pawtucket, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander is waiting in the wings in case Drew Pomeranz (forearm) doesn't prove healthy enough for activation from the disabled list for that Sunday assignment. Kendrick, either way, looks like Boston's top option as a backup starter in case another need surfaces, though the veteran can opt out of his minors deal by June 15.

Kyle Kendrick
RP FA
9 months ago

Kendrick was reassigned to minor league camp Tuesday, the Boston Herald's Jason Mastrodonato reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Drew Pomeranz looking like he will be ready to go for the start of the season, Kendrick has officially lost out on his bid for a rotation spot. However, he was the most impressive of the starters who will open the year at Triple-A, so he could be up with the big league team if there is a need for an emergency starter. He has an opt out on June 15, so he will serve as organizational depth for Boston until at least that date.

Kyle Kendrick
RP FA
9 months ago

Kendrick allowed two runs on eight hits with no walks and struck out six over six innings in Saturday's game against Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

Kendrick had a track on a possible spot in Boston's first rotation of the regular season, but Drew Pomeranz's healthy outing Friday appears to put that spot out of Kendrick's reach. However, the right-hander's 2.17 spring ERA makes him the next viable option should any Boston starter miss time early in the season. Kendrick doesn't have an opt out until June 15, so he'll be kicking around at Triple-A Pawtucket while awaiting a promotion.