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47 Howie Kendrick 1B

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
29%6%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
912.27514110

Player Updates

October 29, 2020 11:44 AM
Howie Kendrick: Becomes free agent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals declined Kendrick's (hamstring) $6.5 million team option for 2021 on Wednesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

Kendrick and the Nationals came to terms last winter on a one-year contract that included a mutual option for 2021, but Washington elected not to renew their side of the deal. The 37-year-old will pocket $2.25 million in a buyout, and he could end up re-signing with Washington this winter if the team views him an ideal right-handed option off the bench. He appeared in only 25 games during the abbreviated 2020 campaign due to back and hamstring injuries, slashing .275/.320/.385 over 100 plate appearances.

September 25, 2020 04:48 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Not returning this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick (hamstring) shut down his rehab work and won't return this season, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

The veteran slugger apparently decided to shut things down once he was informed he would have a chance of injuring himself further if he pushed himself too hard, and he didn't want to rejoin the team while being significantly limited. According to Dougherty, Kendrick has yet to decide if he's going to continue his career in 2021, and the progression in his recovery this offseason figures to play a role in his eventual decision. He has a $6.5 million mutual option with the Nationals that includes a $2.25 million buyout for next season.

September 21, 2020 08:56 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Could return before end of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick (hamstring) joined the Nationals' taxi squad during the team's recently completed road trip and continues to make progress in his rehab, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. "We're going to be careful with him," Martinez said of Kendrick. "He's had these hamstring issues before. We've talked about this: We don't want him to blow out now. But we told him as soon as [he's] ready and we deem that [he] can play, we'll activate him and see if we can get him back this week."

The 20-32 Nationals are officially eliminated from playoff contention, but that apparently won't stop Kendrick from staging a comeback attempt during the final week of the regular season. Martinez estimated that Kendrick was running at about 60 percent speed in his most recent workout, so the 37-year-old looks like he still has a few hurdles to clear before the Nationals give him the green light to resume playing. If Kendrick does make it back from the 10-day injured list, he could be limited to making starts at designated hitter or serving as a pinch hitter off the bench.

September 9, 2020 12:04 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Sidelined with hamstring strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals placed Kendrick on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a left hamstring strain, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

The injury prevented Kendrick from playing in either of the Nationals' two games against the Rays earlier this week, so the IL move is retroactive to Sept. 6. Considering that Kendrick has been bothered off and on by hamstring issues all summer along with the fact that the 16-25 Nationals are fading fast from the National League playoff picture, the club could be inclined to shut the veteran down for more than the minimum 10 days, if not the rest of the season. Eric Thames and Asdrubal Cabrera will likely handle most of the starts at first base and designated hitter while Kendrick is on the mend.

September 8, 2020 03:32 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: On bench Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick will sit Tuesday against Tampa Bay.

Kendrick has now been on the bench for three straight games and against five straight righties. He's hitting a modest .275/.320/.385 on the season. Juan Soto returns from an elbow issue to start as the designated hitter in his absence.

September 7, 2020 04:12 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Not in Monday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick isn't in Monday's lineup against the Rays.

Kendrick will take a seat for Monday's series opener with right-hander Charlie Morton on the mound for the Rays. Josh Harrison will take over as the designated hitter.

September 3, 2020 02:20 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Out against righty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick is not in Thursday's lineup against the Phillies.

While Kendrick has started three straight games against righties, he has a .691 OPS against same-handed pitchers this year, and the Nationals seem to be switching some things up with the lineup. Adam Eaton moved to the leadoff spot while Brock Holt gets his second straight start at third base, shifting Asdrubal Cabrera to first base and Eric Thames to designated hitter against righty Zach Eflin.

August 30, 2020 12:28 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Day off Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick is not in the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox.

Kendrick started the past three games and went 5-for-12 with a homer, a double and three RBI, but he'll take a seat for Sunday's contest. Eric Thames starts at first base while Asdrubal Cabrera serves as the designated hitter.

August 29, 2020 12:28 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Pops second homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 10-2 win over the Red Sox.

Getting the start at first base with lefty Martin Perez on the mound for Boston, the veteran hitter went back-to-back with Juan Soto in the third inning. Kendrick has had trouble staying healthy in 2020, but when he's been in the lineup in August he's been locked in at the plate, slashing .373/.393/.529 with both his homers on the year, nine runs and 10 RBI in 14 games this month.

August 25, 2020 02:56 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Out of Tuesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Phillies.

While Kendrick sometimes sits against righties, he had started the last two games against same-handed pitchers, but he will take a seat against Jake Arrieta in this one. Eric Thames will start at designated hitter while Asdrubal Cabrera gets the start at first base.

August 22, 2020 10:04 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Not starting Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against Miami.

The 37-year-old missed the past week with a hamstring issue before returning to action for the matinee, so it's not much of a surprise he won't be playing both games. Kendrick went 0-for-1 with one run, one RBI and one walk during the contest. Eric Thames will start at first base while Asdrubal Cabrera serves as the designated hitter in the nightcap.

August 22, 2020 01:24 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Returns to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick (hamstring) is starting the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Marlins.

Kendrick missed fairly significant time with a hamstring issue, but he avoided the injured list and will return to action as the designated hitter for the team's first seven-inning contest Saturday. The 37-year-old is hitting .300 with six RBI this season.

August 21, 2020 02:08 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Out again Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick (hamstring) is not in the lineup Friday against the Marlins.

The veteran infielder hasn't seen game action since Aug. 14, and he won't return to the starting nine for Friday's series opener. A trip to the injured list seems likely if Kendrick misses much more time, but for now he'll remain day-to-day. Eric Thames will serve as the designated hitter while Asdrubal Cabrera starts at first base.

August 20, 2020 10:44 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Could return Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick (hamstring) could rejoin the lineup Friday against the Marlins, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.

Thanks to Wednesday's postponement due to rain and Thursday's scheduled off day, Kendrick will have plenty of time to heal up by Friday. Manager Dave Martinez believes the veteran could have pinch hit if needed Tuesday, a strong sign that he's nearing a return to action. Kendrick is slashing .300/.333/.380 through 14 games with a homer and six RBI.

August 19, 2020 03:40 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Sidelined again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick (hamstring) is not starting Wednesday against the Braves.

A balky hamstring will keep Kendrick sidelined for a fourth consecutive game, though there's hope that he will be able to return following Thursday's off day. Eric Thames is serving as the DH in this one, with Asdrubal Cabrera at first base and Carter Kieboom at third.

August 19, 2020 01:20 AM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Remains out of lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick (hamstring) isn't starting Tuesday against Atlanta.

Kendrick has been sidelined for three consecutive games with a hamstring issue, and he'll remain in a bench role Tuesday. He was available as a pinch hitter Monday even though he didn't ultimately appear in the contest, and he could be available once again Tuesday. Kurt Suzuki will take over as the designated hitter with Yan Gomes starting at catcher.

August 17, 2020 04:20 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Available as pinch hitter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick (hamstring) is feeling better and is available as a pinch hitter Monday against Atlanta, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

While Kendrick remains out of the lineup for a third consecutive game with hamstring tightness, manager Dave Martinez provided an encouraging update before Monday's game and said that he could be available if needed. Whether he's used remains to be seen, but the second baseman could return to action in the near future.

August 17, 2020 03:40 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Sits for third straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick (hamstring) remains on the bench for the third straight game Monday against Atlanta.

Kendrick has hit the ball well enough when available this season, though his .300 batting average has been rather empty as it comes with a modest .333 on-base percentage and a .380 slugging percentage. Even spending the majority of his time as a designated hitter hasn't been enough to keep the oft-injured veteran fully healthy, though there's been no indication that his hamstring tightness is particularly serious. Asdrubal Cabrera will be the designated hitter in his absence.

August 16, 2020 05:08 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Dealing with hamstring tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick is dealing with hamstring tightness that has kept him sidelined over the past two games, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

Manager Dave Martinez revealed Sunday that Kendrick could have played over the past two days, but the team elected to hold him out as a precautionary measure. However, Martinez is optimistic that Kendrick's two days of rest will allow him to return to the lineup Monday against the Braves.

August 16, 2020 12:08 PM
Nationals' Howie Kendrick: Mysteriously out against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kendrick is not in Sunday's lineup against the Orioles.

The Nationals have been looking to give Kendrick some strategic rest days, but it is a bit odd that he's sitting against lefty John Means in this one. Josh Harrison is starting at designated hitter and batting sixth.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
09/05@ ATLW 10-45010200
09/04@ ATLL 1-73000000
09/02@ PHIL 0-33000010
09/01@ PHIL 0-64010000
08/31@ PHIL 6-85010000
08/29@ BOSL 3-54110110
08/28@ BOSW 10-24121100
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020WAS2591112521471700.275.320.3850.705
2019WAS121334611151762274921.344.395.5720.967
2018WAS40152174641252911.303.331.4740.805
2017WAS9130540969412268125.315.368.4750.844
2016LAD146487651248405096102.255.326.3650.692
2015LAD11746464137954278262.295.336.4090.746
2014LAA1576178518177548110145.293.347.3970.744
2013LAA122478551421354238963.297.335.4390.775
2012LAA1475505715886729115146.287.325.4000.725
2011LAA14053786153186333119146.285.338.4640.802
2010LAA1586166717210752894144.279.314.4070.721
2009LAA1053746110910612071114.291.334.4440.778
2008LAA92340431043371258114.306.333.4210.754
2007LAA883385510953996154.323.347.4500.796
2006LAA72267257643094460.285.315.4160.730
Total162259507921747127724349110212647.294.337.4300.767
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020WAS25403520024
2019WAS121231191504111
2018WAS401407210216
2017WAS9116314520508
2016LAD146262178303220
2015LAD117222190112117
2014LAA157335245234815
2013LAA122214210336516
2012LAA147323220564126
2011LAA1403062490310318
2010LAA158414251545216
2009LAA10521316602418
2008LAA9226214341438
2007LAA88242152114215
2006LAA7221111130425
Total162235438255837246134193
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2002R-Angels42157245064013711126.319.368.408
2003R-Provo632346586203336242883.367.434.517
2004R-Angels3121310001--20.250.308.333
2004A-Cedar Rapds753136611524610491241156.367.398.578
2005AA-Arkansas461903565202742620124.342.382.579
2005A-Rancho Cuca632796910723612471442134.384.421.638
2006AAA-Salt Lake692905710725613621248113.369.408.631
2007AAA-Salt Lake1350915103111910.300.333.500
2007A-Rancho Cuca14010000----00.250.250.250
2008AAA-Salt Lake25010001--100.200.200.200
2008A-Rancho Cuca26350022----10.833.8331.833
2009AAA-Salt Lake207811276121171242.346.414.526
2016AFA-Rancho Cucamonga415253004--311.333.375.533
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/220
Birthdate:
07/12/1983
Age:
37
Hometown:
Jacksonville, FL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:

MLB Experience:
6
Awards:

2019: NL LCS MVP