Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, March 6, 2016, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Jeff Roberson
March 12, 2016

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.

You May Like