The Phillies and reliever/starter Kyle Kendrick have agreed on a one-year deal that will enable the two parties to avoid arbitration.
Kendrick was signed to a one-year deal worth $3.585.
In the Phillies press release, they had this to add:
Kendrick, 27, went 8-6 with a 3.22 ERA in 34 games (15 starts) for the Phillies last year. He shuttled between the rotation and the bullpen all season while reaching career bests in ERA and games. In 18 games against the NL East, he went 5-2 with a 2.14 ERA.
The Phillies have three remaining arbitration-eligible players: left-hander Cole Hamels, right fielder Hunter Pence and infielder Wilson Valdez.