Amaro Will Offer Kendrick Contract

Kyle KendrickIt looks like Kyle Kendrick will be back next season.

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. ended speculation about Kendrick’s future this afternoon at Turner Field, when he said he planned to tender him a contract in the offseason.

Kendrick is eligible for salary arbitration. He made $4.5 million this season and is expected to receive a raise, despite posting a 3-9 record and 6.45 ERA in his final 14 starts. He went 16-14 with a 3.50 ERA in a 40-start stretch from April 29, 2012, through June 25, 2013.

Kendrick finished the season on the disabled list because of an injured right shoulder, but the Phillies are woefully thin with starting pitching depth so Kendrick at least will provide them a durable arm going forward. Both sides say Kendrick’s shoulder problems are not serious.

“I don’t know why people are asking about that,” said Amaro, when asked if the Phillies plan to tender Kendrick a contract. “We will.”

10 Comments

noooooooooooooo

Idiots.

It’s a no-brainer to no-tender KK38.

amaro is the biggest idiot in the history of baseball. whats next signing that bum WELLS to a 4 year, 25 million per year contract.

back in april, i predicted the phillies would lose 90 games this year. i was wrong, they were better than i gave them credit for being.

This is a non-story really. The real story is to answer the question why Ruin is still in a position to make these decisions. Why does Ruin still have a job?

KK wouldn’t be so terrible considering the free agent market isn’t filled with too many gotta haves. Ruben is definitely on the hot seat. I think that he’ll have 2014 to right the ship and then we’ll see.

i thought 2013 was the year amaro had to right the ship. any gm who loses 89 games in a season should man up a resign. all this girly boy worries about is keeping his bitch michael martinez happy

I just hope they don’t make a multi-year deal with KK before the arbitration hearing.

KYLE KENDRICK IS THE WORST PITCHER IN MODERN PHILLES HISTORY AND RAJ WAS AN IDIOT TO SIGN HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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