Phillies, Kendrick Avoid Arbitration

The Phillies and Kyle Kendrick have agreed to a one-year, $3.585 million contract.

Kendrick had been eligible for salary arbitration.

Kendrick, 27, went 8-6 with a 3.22 ERA in 34 games (15 starts) last season. He proved to be a valuable piece to the pitching staff, moving back and forth from the bullpen to the rotation because of injuries to Roy Oswalt and Joe Blanton. in ERA and games.

The Phillies have three remaining arbitration-eligible players: Cole Hamels, Hunter Pence and Wilson Valdez.

UPDATED. Here are the bonuses in Kendrick’s deal: $25,000 for All-Star, $25,000 for LCS MVP, $50,000 for World Series MVP, $50,000 for Cy Young or Rolaids Relief Man (or $25,000 for second or $15,000 for third).

1 Comment

I’m glad Kyle was able to get a pretty good offer from the Phils.

Now Ruben has to take care of Hamels and Pence, not to mention Valdez. I hope he can also get contract extensions for Pence and Hamels.

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