Kendrick is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Mets. Kendrick has started frequently with Ryan Zimmerman (foot) and Matt Adams (shoulder) on the injured list but now finds himself on the bench for the second time in three games. Gerardo Parra again gets the start at first base.
Kendrick went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Cubs. Though he didn't start in the series finale, Kendrick came off the bench to replace a struggling Brian Dozier in the top of the seventh and cut the Nationals' deficit to one run with his long ball in the bottom half of the inning. The home run was already Kendrick's seventh of the season, putting him on pace to reach double figures for the first time since 2013. The increased power is just an added bonus for those rostering Kendrick, whose strong contact skills make him a major asset in the batting-average category.
Kendrick (neck) is starting at first base and hitting fifth Wednesday against the Mets. Kendrick has been cleared to rejoin the starting nine for the first time since Friday after contending with a stiff neck. The utility man, who is hitting .302 with a .907 OPS through 32 games this season, will face right-hander Wilmer Font in his first game back.
Kendrick (neck) isn't in Tuesday's starting lineup against the Mets. Kendrick hasn't been in the starting lineup since Friday due to a stiff neck, though he did manage to make a pinch-hit appearance Saturday. Skipper Dave Martinez did note that Kendrick is "doing a lot better," per Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports, and he'll be available off the bench Tuesday evening. Gerardo Parra will draw the start at first base and hit fifth with Kendrick on the bench.
Kendrick is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers due to a stiff neck, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports. Kendrick didn't start in Saturday's 5-2 win, but he was believed to just have been receiving a rest day. After Kendrick wasn't included in the lineup for a second straight day, manager Dave Martinez acknowledged the veteran was dealing with the neck issue. Martinez noted that Kendrick's absence is a precautionary move more than anything else, and the 35-year-old is still available as a pinch hitter off the bench. After a team off day Monday, Kendrick could be ready to reclaim a starting role at first base in Tuesday's series opener with the Mets.
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