Kendrick, who turned 29 in August, is arbitration-eligible and ended the season on the disabled list. He could receive as much as $8 million in arbitration this winter but that isn't scaring the Phillies. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Matt Gelb reports that the team plans on offering Kendrick a contract this off-season.
Overall this season Kendrick is 10-12 with a 4.70 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP which isn't bad but he started the season so well. In 19 first half starts, Kendrick was 8-6 with a 3.68 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP in 124.2 innings pitched but the second half has been unkind to Kendrick as he is 2-7 with a 6.91 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP in only 57.1 innings of work.
Kendrick allowed the same number of runs (52) in the first half of the year as he has in the second half of the year but he has thrown 67.1 fewer innings in the second half.
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