Kendrick (Achilles) said Sunday that he has resumed running and anticipates that he'll be available for the start of spring training, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. Though Kendrick's rehab from surgery last May to repair a ruptured right Achilles' tendon has gone according to plan thus far, the 35-year-old acknowledged that he still has several hurdles to clear before spring arrives. Kendrick and Wilmer Difo currently sit atop the depth chart at second base, but it wouldn't be surprising if the Nationals addressed the position through free agency or trade this winter. The Nationals re-signed Kendrick last winter on a two-year deal with the expectation that he would serve a utility man and presumably envisions him filling a similar role in 2019 if he returns to full health.
Kendrick (Achilles) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Monday, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports. Kendrick, who has already been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a ruptured Achilles, will head to the 60-day disabled list to open up a spot on the Nationals' 40-man roster. He's set to undergo surgery Monday, and there's hope that he'll be back to full health by next spring training.
Kendrick was diagnosed with a ruptured Achilles and will undergo surgery Monday, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports. His season is over, per Castillo. This is an awful turn of events for Kendrick, who was slashing .302/.331/.477 while seeing regular playing time amid a rash of injuries to the other Nationals outfielders. The severity of Kendrick's injury means the end of his season, but there is hope he will be ready by next spring training. Washington is reportedly calling up top prospect Juan Soto on Sunday to add needed depth to the outfield.
The Nationals placed Kendrick on the 10-day disabled list with a right Achilles injury Saturday, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports. Kendrick sustained the injury in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader and had to be carted off the field. The specifics of the MRI are unclear as is the severity of the injury, but Kendrick was seen on crutches in the team's dugout during Game 2, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports. The 34-year-old currently has no timetable for his return as the Nationals continue to shuffle their outfield due to injuries, with Andrew Stevenson starting in left field Saturday night.
Kendrick exited Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Dodgers with a right lower leg injury, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports. Kendrick suffered the injury catching a sacrifice fly near the left-field wall in the eighth inning and was subsequently carted off the field. Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports the veteran utility player was headed to undergo an MRI upon his exit and was replaced in left field by Andrew Stevenson. Stevenson will start in left field for Game 2 in the Nationals' depleted outfield group, with Adam Eaton (ankle) and Brian Goodwin (wrist) already on the disabled list.