Phillies, Kendrick avoid arbitration

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick throws to the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, in Denver. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez)

January 13, 2012 10:23:02 AM PST
Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick has agreed to a one-year deal with the club, avoiding arbitration.

The deal is worth $3.585 million, according to a news release from the Phillies.

Kendrick, 27, went 8-6 with a 3.22 ERA in 34 games (15 starts) for the Phillies last year.?

In 18 games against the NL East, he went 5-2 with a 2.14 ERA.

The Phillies have three remaining arbitration-eligible players: left-hander Cole Hamels, right fielder Hunter Pence and infielder Wilson Valdez.