Pirates “have expressed interest” in Kyle Kendrick

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In what I can only assume is a way to test pitching coach Ray Searage’s miraculous ability to turn around the careers of wayward pitchers, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that the Pirates “have expressed interest” in free agent right-hander Kyle Kendrick.

Kendrick signed a one-year, $5.5 million deal with the Rockies last offseason and then got the Opening Day start, finishing the season with a 6.32 ERA and league-high 33 home runs allowed in 142 innings.

Kendrick has been a lot better than that in the past, of course, but he’s never been actually good. He has a 4.63 ERA in nine seasons as a big leaguer despite pitching the entire time in the NL, including a 27-39 record and 5.11 ERA in 89 starts from 2013-2015.

Jim Edmonds being tested for coronavirus

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Longtime Angels and Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds shared on his Instagram story that he is being tested for coronavirus.

The four-time All-Star, who now works as a broadcaster for Fox Sports Midwest, has not posted an update on the results of his test.

If you want to learn more about COVID-19 or think you might need to be tested, give the CDC’s site about the virus a read. Informing yourself is the most important step. Washing your hands and staying home, if possible, is the best way to protect yourself.

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