Monday, March 20, 2017

Kendrick's Monday Outing Could Impact Red Sox Plans

(USAToday Sports)
Kyle Kendrick takes to the hill today in a Grapefruit League tilt against the Baltimore Orioles. Normally, this would be a highly forgetting event. However, with the physical readiness of both David Price and Drew Pomeranz in question, Kendricks' start has huge implications for the 2017 starting rotation. It's been clear that Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski has been searching outside the organization for more starting pitching. Internal options Henry Owens and Brian Johnson were just not cutting it. So far, Kendrick has been a mini-revelation—hurling 18 Spring Training innings with a 1.50 ERA. And, the guy hasn't pitched in the majors since the Obama Administration. If Kendrick delivers another "gem" (insofar as these outings can be characterized that way), DD might not have to make a move.