Howie Kendrick traded from Dodgers to Phillies, but what position will he play?

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The Phillies acquired outfielder/second baseman Howie Kendrick from the Dodgers onFriday, days after a report surfaced that the veteran had grown frustrated by his role in Los Angeles this past season.Familiar with Kendrick from their time together in Anaheim, Phillies general managerMatt Klentak sentfirst baseman Darin Ruf and second basemanDarnell Sweeney to LA in exchange for Albert Almora Jr Jersey Kendrick, who was an All-Star with the Angels in 2011.MORE: Worst free-agent signings in MLB historyKendrick experienced a down year at the plate in 2016, batting.255/.326/.366 with eight homers and 40 RBIs over 146 games. A second baseman for the majority of his career, Kendrick spent most of the season in https://www.cubsedge.com/chicago-cubs/kyle-schwarber-jersey left field while Chase Utley played second for the Dodgers.Klentaktold ESPNthe plan will be for Kendrick to continue to play left field, although FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reportedthe Phillies may now trade second basemanCesar Hernandez, withKendrick taking his role.Not counting this past season, Kendrick is a .293/.333/.423 career hitter with a.986 fielding percentage at second base. He is due $10 million in 2017 but will be a free agent in 2018.MORE: 11 most controversial players in MLB historyRuf played in just 43 games this past seasonbut does own a .299/.379/.542 line against left-handed pitching. The Dodgers' .622 OPS against southpaws in 2016 was the worst in the majors.Sweeney, who was involved in the trade that sentUtley to the Dodgers in 2015, returns to LA afterspending the 2016 campaign with Triple-A Lehigh Valley and batting .233 with Addison Russell Jersey 17 doubles,35 RBIs and 12 stolen bases in 118 games.

The Phillies acquired outfielder/second baseman Howie Kendrick from the Dodgers onFriday, days after a report surfaced that the veteran had grown frustrated by his role in Los Angeles this past season.Familiar with Kendrick from their time together in Anaheim, Phillies general managerMatt Klentak sentfirst baseman Darin Ruf and second basemanDarnell Sweeney to LA in exchange for Albert Almora Jr Jersey Kendrick, who was an All-Star with the Angels in 2011.MORE: Worst free-agent signings in MLB historyKendrick experienced a down year at the plate in 2016, batting.255/.326/.366 with eight homers and 40 RBIs over 146 games. A second baseman for the majority of his career, Kendrick spent most of the season in https://www.cubsedge.com/chicago-cubs/kyle-schwarber-jersey left field while Chase Utley played second for the Dodgers.Klentaktold ESPNthe plan will be for Kendrick to continue to play left field, although FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reportedthe Phillies may now trade second basemanCesar Hernandez, withKendrick taking his role.Not counting this past season, Kendrick is a .293/.333/.423 career hitter with a.986 fielding percentage at second base. He is due $10 million in 2017 but will be a free agent in 2018.MORE: 11 most controversial players in MLB historyRuf played in just 43 games this past seasonbut does own a .299/.379/.542 line against left-handed pitching. The Dodgers’ .622 OPS against southpaws in 2016 was the worst in the majors.Sweeney, who was involved in the trade that sentUtley to the Dodgers in 2015, returns to LA afterspending the 2016 campaign with Triple-A Lehigh Valley and batting .233 with Addison Russell Jersey 17 doubles,35 RBIs and 12 stolen bases in 118 games.

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