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Howie Kendrick returns to Phillies in front-office role - Metro US

Howie Kendrick returns to Phillies in front-office role

MLB: Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals

Longtime major league infielder Howie Kendrick has joined the Philadelphia Phillies as special assistant to general manager Sam Fuld.

Kendrick, 38, retired after the 2020 season following a 15-year playing career with the Los Angeles Angels (2006-2014), Los Angeles Dodgers (2015-16), Phillies (2017) and Washington Nationals (2017-20).

He only appeared in 39 games for Philadelphia before he was traded in-season to National League East rival Washington, where Kendrick would go on to win a World Series in 2019.

Kendrick hit a go-ahead home run in Game 7 of the World Series that year to help the Nationals defeat the Houston Astros.

He was a career .294 batter who compiled 127 home runs, 724 RBIs and 126 stolen bases in his career. He was an All-Star with the Angels in 2011 when he hit a career-best 18 homers.

Philadelphia also announced the hiring Brian Kaplan as assistant major league pitching coach and director of pitching development; Jason Camilli as assistant major league hitting coach; Morgan Gregory as director of strength and conditioning and nutrition; Furey Leva as assistant major league strength and conditioning coach; and Christian Bermudez as medical operations liaison.

–Field Level Media

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