1B,2B,3B,DH - FA - RET
Howie Kendrick announced his retirement on Monday. He's hanging up his cleats after 15 seasons with the Angels, Dodgers, Phillies, and most recently, the Nationals.
As of late November, Kendrick expressed an interest in playing in 2021 but his retirement shouldn't come off as a surprise. Earlier this offseason he mentioned that if the 2020 season hadn't been shortened due to COVID-19, it would have been his last. A true professional, Kendrick finishes his career with a stellar .294/.337/.440 batting line to go along with 1,747 hits, 127 home runs, 724 RBI, 126 stolen bases, and one World Series ring.
Free agent INF Howie Kendrick reportedly plans to play again in 2021.
Kendrick had thought about retiring but plans to play "at least" one more season as of now. He added that had the 2020 season not been shortened due to COVID, it likely would've been his last. The Nationals declined his $6.5 million option for 2021 earlier this offseason, but he could latch on somewhere as a nice bench piece.
The Nationals declined their portion of Howie Kendrick's 2021 mutual option.
The mutual option was valued at $6.5 million but Kendrick will instead receive a $2.25 million buyout. The 37-year-old wasn't as productive in 2020 as he was during the Nats' 2019 championship season.
The Nationals placed Howie Kendrick on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain.
The move is being made retroactive to September 6th. The reigning NLCS MVP hasn't been nearly as productive this year, hitting just .250 with a .705 OPS in 25 games.
Nationals infielder Howie Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's win over the Boston Red Sox. The homer was his second of the season.
Kendrick now has multiple hits and back-to-back games and is batting .313 with 10 runs scored, two home runs, 11 RBI, and no stolen bases through 19 games (67 at-bats).