Reports: Dodgers, Howie Kendrick agree to 2-year, $20M contract

Sources tell Fox's Ken Rosenthal that the Dodgers and second baseman Howie Kendrick have agreed to a two-year contract, pending the results of a physical. Jon Heyman adds that the deal will pay Kendrick $20 million over those two seasons.

Kendrick, 32, is coming off a 2015 season for the Dodgers in which he batted .295/.336/.409 (107 OPS+) with nine home runs and 22 doubles in 117 games. For his career, Kendrick owns an OPS+ of 108 across parts of 10 big-league seasons. He's spent almost 9,500 defensive innings at second base. This past season, he spent more than a month on the DL with a hamstring strain. 

For 2016, our CBS Sports Fantasy projections tab Kendrick for a line of .292/.336/.407 in 595 at-bats. Kendrick's re-signing likely pushes Enrique Hernandez back into a reserve role for the Dodgers.

Howie Kendrick is reportedly headed back to L.A.
Howie Kendrick is reportedly headed back to L.A. (USATSI)
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