Kendrick agrees to $5.5 million, 1-year deal with Rockies
DENVER (AP) Free agent pitcher Kyle Kendrick and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $5.5 million, one-year contract.
The 30-year-old right-hander is 74-68 with a 4.42 ERA in eight major league seasons, all with the Philadelphia Phillies, and has won 10 games or 11 games six times.
Kendrick, whose agreement was announced Wednesday, is a durable sinkerball specialist, but has a 5.26 ERA in seven career appearances at Coors Field.
He allowed 25 homers last year, when he went 10-13 for the second straight season. His 32 starts and 199 innings were career highs.
Kendrick can earn a $500,000 bonus for reaching 190 innings with the Rockies.
Left-hander Yohan Flande was designated for assignment. He went 0-6 with a 5.19 ERA last year in 10 starts and six relief appearances.