Braves release veteran right-hander Kyle Kendrick among cuts
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) The Atlanta Braves have released right-handed pitcher Kyle Kendrick as they reduced their spring roster by 14 players.
Kendrick allowed 14 hits and 10 runs, nine earned, in only 3 2-3 innings in his failed attempt to land one of the last two spots in the Braves' rotation. He also walked three batters.
Following eight seasons with Philadelphia, Kendrick was 7-13 with Colorado in 2015.
The Braves on Saturday put right-hander Chris Volstad on unconditional release.
Right-handers Danny Burawa, Tyrell Jenkins and Casey Kelly and infielder Daniel Castro were optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett. Right-hander Mauricio Cabrera was optioned to Double-A Mississippi.
Right-handers Chris Ellis and Madison Younginer, left-handers David Holmberg and Sean Newcomb, and infielders Chase d'Arnaud, Nate Frieman and Rio Ruiz were re-assigned to the minor league camp.