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Phillies avoid arbitration with Kendrick

The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $3.585 million contract with pitcher Kyle Kendrick, avoiding arbitration in the process.

Kendrick, 27, went 8-6 with a 3.22 earned run average in 34 games (15 starts) for Philadelphia last season. He struck out 59 and walked 30 in 114 2/3 innings.

Kendrick has spent all five of his major league season with the Phillies. In 127 games (98 starts), the right-hander has compiled a 43-30 record and 4.41 ERA.