Phillies Avoid Arbitration With Kyle Kendrick

The Phillies announced that they have avoided arbitration with Kyle Kendrick by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $3.585MM. SFX represents the second-time arbitration eligible right-hander.

As MLBTR's Arbitration Tracker shows, the Phillies now have three remaining arbitration eligible players: Cole Hamels, Hunter Pence and Wilson Valdez

Kendrick, 27, posted a 3.22 ERA with 4.6 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9 in 114 2/3 innings last year. He owns a 43-30 career record with a 4.41 ERA in 598 1/3 innings of work since 2007. The Phillies control his rights through 2014.

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  1. That is pretty much  money for a spot starter/reliever.

  2. redsx968 4 years ago

    Was Kendrick the guy they pranked by saying they traded him to Japan? That was too funny

    • Yup – in the words of Brett Myers – “Kobayashi! Hot dog eater!”

    • Lastings 4 years ago

      And if that wasn’t enough, he got his World Series ring stolen (eventually returned)…

  3. AisoRed 4 years ago

    Swartz estimated $3.2MM… not bad

  4. hgr900 4 years ago

    Kendricks 2012 salary is > Hellickson, W.Davis, and M.Moore  That’s embarassing

  5. nm344 4 years ago

    Probably Kendrick’s last go around with arbitration, I expect him to get non-tendered next year.

    • That’s what I said last year after last year, yet here we are again.

      That flushing sound you just heard was Amaro tossing $100’s down the drain with this decision.

      • nm344 4 years ago

        Incorrect.  Kendrick is fine as a the long man/spot starter at this salary.

      • Guest 4 years ago

        I think RAJ is hopeful that Kendrick will get his head out of his @ss and develop into 3-4 starter material.  They could’ve signed a 5th starter for cheaper, but I think Kendrick does have some upside, and he’s had no injury problems.

        • Bob 4 years ago

          Unless he develops some amazing new out pitch hes the definition of replacement level. 3 million that could be spent elsewhere, like on another left handed reliever.

  6. phil33 4 years ago

    I’ve grown to like Kendrick for what he is. As a 6th starter/long man hes adequate. Hes like the janitor of the pitching staff and occasionally he can throw a jem starting. Not a bad option for depth.

  7. hgr900 4 years ago

    True. Just saying this relating to production probable in 12′

  8. Guest 4 years ago

    and to add to your point, the rays somehow get these guys to sign very cheap extensions for what they produce……i wonder how they do that????????

  9. Guest 4 years ago

    especially when matt moore signed his……that one made my jaw drop…..

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