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.

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