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By Matthew Schultz, Dodgers Correspondent, Mon, Dec 15th 3:43pm EST

The Dodgers acquired Howie Kendrick to fill the hole that was created by trading Dee Gordon to Miami. For Kendrick, the Dodgers gave up rising pitcher Andrew Heaney who they had just acquired from Miami for Dee Gordon. Kendrick only has one more year on his contract but if the Dodgers want to, they should be able to lock him up for more given their huge bankroll. The Dodgers also have Alex Guerrero who they called up from AAA to fill in as needed. (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Fantasy Impact: Howie Kendrick's veteran leadership should prove essential for the Dodger's World Series hopes. So even though Dee Gordon showed plenty of promise last year especially with his defense, the Dodgers essentially upgraded their 2B for close to nothing.

By Stan Son, Dodgers Correspondent, Thu, Dec 11th 1:49am EST

The Andrew Friedman trading frenzy continued as he acquired second baseman Howie Kendrick from the LA Angels. The Angels receive pitcher Andrew Heaney, who the Dodgers acquired earlier in the day for second baseman Dee Gordon. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Dodgers have coveted Kendrick for a few years now. They almost got him for Zach Lee. Friedman loves OBP and Kendrick can deliver there with a career .332 mark. He also sports a .292 career batting average. He's probably good for 10-12 HRs and 10 SBs. The RBIs will be dependent on where he's situated in the lineup.

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MLB.com | Dec 19th, 9:03pm
Howie Kendrick grew up with the Angels, delayed his free agency to stay with the Angels, and if he had his druthers, he would've retired with the Angels -- but he ended up with a pretty favorable alternative in the Dodgers.