Kendrick allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out four over five innings Monday.

Kendrick has been the surprise of training camp and is in position to open the season as part of Boston's rotation if Drew Pomeranz (triceps) is not ready to go when camp breaks. Pomeranz is expected to pitch Friday, but he may not have enough time to build up his pitch count. A non-roster invitee, Kendrick will be around even if he has to begin the season in the minors. He doesn't have an opportunity to opt out of his contract until June 15.

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