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Kyle Rodney Kendrick

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Kendrick tours a naval facility in 2011.

Kyle Kendrick was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 7th round of the 2003 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Tim Kissner and made his pro debut that summer.

Kendrick threw his first major league shutout on May 26, 2012 against the St. Louis Cardinals; it was only the second complete game of his career.

Kendrick lost 10 straight games between the end of the 2013 season, when he went 10-13, 4.70, and the start of 2014, when he lost his first five decisions. He snapped the streak by throwing seven scoreless innings in a 9-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on May 26th. He made a career-high 32 starts that season, going 10-13 for the second straight season, with a 4.61 ERA in 199 innings. His record was typical of his career thus far, as he had also been 11-10 in 2010 and 11-12 in 2012. As he had started his career with marks of 10-4 as a rookie in 2007 and 11-9 when the Phillies were World Series champions in 2008, he had 6 years of 10 or 11 wins in 8 big league seasons, and another in which he won 8 games. The only exception was 2009, when he pitched only 9 times in the majors and went 3-1, 3.42. During the stretch, all spent with Philadelphia, he was 74-68, 4.42, and pitched 1138 2/3 innings as the team's fourth starter behind the higher-profile Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels.

On February 4, 2015, he signed a one-year deal with the Colorado Rockies for $5.5 million. In a show of confidence, he was picked to be the team's opening day starter on April 6th. However, things did not go very well for Kyle with his new team, as he finished the year with a record of 7-13 and a bloated ERA of 6.32 in 27 starts. Even though he only pitched 142 1/3 innings, he led all National League pitchers by allowing 100 earned runs. He became a free agent after the season and was signed by the Atlanta Braves, but nothing went right for him in spring training in 2016, as he gave up 10 runs on 14 hits in 3 2/3 innings to be cut on March 12th.

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