APRIL 24: The Angels have officially announced the signing. Kendrick will start for their Triple-A affiliate today, according to Taylor Blake Ward of InsideTheHalos.com (Twitter link).
MARCH 30, 12:43pm: It will be a minor league deal, MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez tweets. While that’s not surprising, it certainly would’ve been possible for Kendrick to ink an MLB pact if he was going to open the season in the majors. Instead, it seems, he’ll head to Triple-A.
12:22pm: The Angels are working to finalize an agreement with free agent righty Kyle Kendrick, Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of FOX Sports report (Twitter link). The veteran starter was released earlier in the spring by the Braves.
Kendrick, 31, hasn’t posted a sub-4.00 ERA season since 2012 and was hit hard last year with the Rockies. He also turned in wholly uninspiring results in his minimal spring action before being released by Atlanta.
But Kendrick is also a known commodity with 212 major league starts under his belt, and that’s something the team certainly could use. Though he Halos entered the spring with a seeming rotation surplus, injuries have sapped some of the depth and left the staff exposed in the event of any setbacks.