Dodgers Trade Kendrick To Phillies

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — The Dodgers have sent Howie Kendrick to the Phillies for first baseman Darin Ruf and utility man Darnell Sweeney.

A 2011 AL All-Star, Kendrick hit .255 with 26 doubles, eight home runs, 40 RBIs, a team-leading 10 stolen bases and a .326 on-base percentage for the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The 33-year-old Kendrick made 123 starts — 79 in left field, 23 at second base, 14 at third base and seven at first base — and made only five errors.

Kendrick is a career .289 hitter with 95 homers, 595 RBIs, 111 stolen bases and a .332 on-base percentage. He is signed to a deal that pays him $10 million next year and is widely expected to be the Phillies’ everyday left fielder in 2017.

Ruf hit .205 with three home runs and nine RBIs last season. The 30-year-old has a .240 batting average with 35 homers in his career.

Sweeney spent the entire season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He hit .233 with six homers, 35 RBIs and 12 stolen bases. Sweeney played second base, third base, shortstop and center field for the Iron Pigs.

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