Reports: Kyle Kendrick, Colorado Rockies agree to one year deal

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick throws against the New York Mets on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Former Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick has agreed to a one-year, $5.5 million deal with the Colorado Rockies, according to multiple media reports.

A back-of-the-rotation starter, Kendrick reached 30-plus starts and 180-plus innings in each of the past two seasons with the Phillies.

The 30-year-old right-hander, however, had a 4.65 ERA and allowed 43 home runs over that span.

Kendrick, who has pitched only for the Phillies since entering the majors in 2007, was 10-13 with a 4.61 ERA last season. He has a 74-68 career record.

The Rockies are in need of starting pitching with Jorge De La Rosa, Jhoulys Chacin, Tyler Matzek and Jordan Lylesslated for the rotation. David Hale andGus Schlosser, who were acquired in a trade with Atlanta last week, also could compete for a roster spot.

Kendrick, who allowed 25 home runs last season, has a career 5.26 ERA at Coors Field.


ESPN contributed to this report.