Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Dodgers are exploring trading veteran Howie Kendrick, a former second baseman who has moved to the outfield as well as occasionally handling other infield positions. Rosenthal adds that Kendrick has grown increasingly frustrated with his role with the Dodgers.
Rosenthal suggests that the Phillies and Angels are possible trading partners to acquire Kendrick from the Dodgers. The Phillies are searching for short-term upgrades, while the Angels specifically need a second baseman. Kendrick, of course, spent the first nine years of his career with the Angels, and Phillies GM Matt Klentak was the Angels’ assistant GM during Kendrick’s later years with the team.
Kendrick, 33, had his worst offensive season, finishing with a .255/.326/.366 triple-slash line along with eight home runs and 40 RBI in 543 plate appearances.