Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Howie Kendrick 17 games, 43 AB, 12 R, 18 H, 5 2B, 9 RBI, 1 HR, 2 BB, 6 SO, .419/.468/.605
The new Dodgers middle infield is shaping up to be very solid defensively as well as offensively. Jimmy Rollins and Howie Kendrick are both feeling comfortable with their new teams and showing it at the plate. Kendrick, who is quietly having a very good Spring, is looking great in Blue. He’s looking at home with his new teammates even though he spent his first nine seasons with the Dodgers’ cross-town rivals, the Angels.
Don Mattingly is looking for consistency from Kenrick, and he has quickly shown his ability to produce quality at bats this Spring. Dee Gordon, the former Dodger second baseman, could not consistently get on base which didn’t allow the Dodgers to utilize his speed as much they wanted to.
"“I’ve just been enjoying it,” said Kendrick, who had two hits, including a massive home run, in an 11-11 tie with the Texas Rangers. “Getting to know everybody, playing with everybody. It’s awesome. Everybody gets along."