Kendrick is going to Japan - PSYCH!

February 19, 2008 11:15:23 AM PST
The Phillies told Kyle Kendrick they traded him to the Yomiuri Giants on Saturday. The trade to the Japanese baseball team was to be in exchange for Kobayashi Iwamura.

"Do they have good food in Japan?" a stunned Kendrick asked reporters. That's when Brett Myers come into the picture to break the news to Kendrick that a prank was played.

They also informed Kendrick that Iwamura, the player he was "traded" for, was actually a hot dog eating champion!

Check out Kendrick's reaction in the media carousel above!