Kyle Kendrick had a 6.12 FIP in 2015, his one year in Colorado, which pretty much tells you everything you need to know. His 6.32 ERA was bad enough, but usually a mark that high is unrealistic for any pitcher and owes something to bad luck. FIP takes luck out of the equation, though, so Kendrick was so hittable and homer prone in 2015 that an ERA over 6.00 was to be expected. Of course, maybe he really was just burned by the ballpark. That's what the Braves are hoping after extending him a minor-league contract this offseason. He'll be one of several pitchers competing for a space-filler role while the Braves wait for their top pitching prospect to arrive, so he's not a high priority even in NL-only leagues.
Kendrick signed a minor league contract with the Braves on Thursday that includes an invite to spring training, 680 The Fan's Kevin McAlpin reports. The 31-year-old righty managed to go six straight seasons in big league rotations in Philadelphia and Colorado, but he has posted an ERA over 4.60 and K-rate below 15 percent in each of his last three seasons. He could be used as a spot starter for the Braves, specifically early in the year, but they have enough young arms that it is hard to see Kendrick as a legitimate rotation option, even on a team as bad as Atlanta. If Kendrick does compile some big league innings in 2016, his main fantasy value will come from streaming hitters against him in daily leagues.
Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick was tagged for six runs on five hits and three walks over five innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Dodgers. It was another wretched outing for Kendrick, who served up his MLB-leading 33rd home run in the contest. Kendrick has been able to eat 136 1/3 innings for the Rockies this season, but he's taken it on the chin nearly every time he's toed the rubber. With a 6.54 ERA and 1.54 WHIP on the season, it's difficult to imagine Kendrick receiving anything more than a minor-league contract when he becomes a free agent this winter.
Rockies pitcher Kyle Kendrick only last four innings before being removed from Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the D-Backs. Kendrick allowed one run on three hits. He also struck out two and walked two. Tuesday was his first start after being activated from the disabled list due to shoulder inflammation. Kendrick is 1-2 in his last three outings.
The Rockies have reinstated a pair of pitchers from the disabled list. Starter Kyle Kendrick and reliever Boone Logan were activated on Tuesday, as the rosters expanded. Kendrick was placed on the DL with right shoulder inflammation earlier this month. He is scheduled to start the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Diamondbacks. Logan has been sidelined since Aug. 12 with elbow inflammation. The veteran left-hander has a 4.75 ERA in 48 relief appearances this season.
Rockies manager Walt Weiss announced that right-hander Kyle Kendrick will come off of the disabled list and start one of the games in Tuesday's doubleheader against the Diamondbacks, according to The Denver Post. Kendrick's last start came on July 31, and he has been on the DL ever since due to right shoulder inflammation.