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Kendrick, Phils Ink 1-Year Deal

Phillies avoid salary arbitration by inking Kendrick to $3.585 million deal

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Kendrick, Phils Ink 1-Year Deal

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Kyle Kendrick is back with the Phils.

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The Phillies and pitcher Kyle Kendrick agreed on a one-year, $3.585 million contract Friday.

The sides avoided salary arbitration by agreeing on a deal now.

Kendrick, 27, was a valuable long reliever and spot starter for the Phillies last season as he went 8-6 with a 3.22 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 1.97 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 34 games. He was better as a starter -- in 15 starts he was 5-4 with a 3.14 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 2.71 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

With Kendrick under contract only P Cole Hamels, OF Hunter Pence and INF Wilson Valdez remain arbitration eligible.

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