National League Championship Series

Dodgers comfortable with Howie Kendrick's potential return to second base

Dodgers comfortable with Howie Kendrick's potential return to second base

On the morning of the first game of the National League Championship Series, Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts sent a text message to veteran Howie Kendrick. Roberts wanted to know where Kendrick preferred to play that night, either second base, the position he had played for the previous decade, or left field, the position he learned in 2016.

Kendrick chose left field, an interesting decision, given the team’s stance on his potential role in 2017. 

“I think some of it was just the limited reps he got during the season,” Dodgers General Manager Farhan Zaidi said at the general managers’ meetings. “Once he got comfortable in left, it was a little...

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