(Reuters) - The Washington Nationals acquired outfielder/second baseman Howie Kendrick in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday.
Washington sent minor league pitcher McKenzie Mills in exchange for the veteran 34-year-old Kendrick.
Kendrick joins a Nationals team that is dominating the National League East and holds a 13 1/2-game advantage in the division.
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Kendrick hit .340 with two homers in 39 games for the Phillies this season.
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles, editing by Nick Mulvenney)