Boston Red Sox sign free agent pitcher Kyle Kendrick to a minor league contract

@Deepizzaguy (15526)
Lake Charles, Louisiana
January 18, 2017 5:56pm CST
Former Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies right handed starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick, 32, signed a minor league contract to try out for the Boston Red Sox pitching staff in 2017. Kendrick pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies from 2007-2014 before he entered the free agent market in 2015 signing a one year contract with the Colorado Rockies. When Kendrick's one year contract expired at the end of the 2015 baseball season, Kendrick tried out for the Atlanta Braves before he was released just before the start of the 2016 baseball season. Kendrick was picked up the Angels during the 2016 baseball season but he only pitched for the Salt Lake City Bees which is the AAA minor league team of the Angels during the entire 2016 baseball season. Kendrick will be attempting to continue his career in the Major Leagues with the Boston Red Sox in 2017 during spring training.
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@JohnRoberts (65106)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Jan 17
I didn't realize he pitched for the Bees. The Angels starting staff was so bad and hurt last season that Kendrick must have been unimpressive not be to called up.
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@Deepizzaguy (15526)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
19 Jan 17
The report from Rotoworld says that Kendrick is a long shot to make the team in 2017 but he would be useful as pitching depth after he spends time in the minors if he does not make the team this year.
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