In the last two weeks, with no club willing to surrender the draft pick necessary to sign him away from the Dodgers, Kendrick and the team resumed negotiations. The Dodgers brought up third base, a position Kendrick had not played in 10 years.
“He expressed a willingness to play different spots,”
Half the money in the deal is deferred, but Friedman said the deferments in the contracts of Kendrick and fellow free-agent signee
“Any time you can spread out money, it's helpful,” Friedman said.
“There's a lot of playing time to go around,” Friedman said.
Friedman declined to say whether he was in trade discussions with the