Jul 21 3:09a
Manager Ryne Sandberg was noncommittal when asked after Sunday's game if Kendrick's rotation spot was safe, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "We'll see if we have conversations about things, about personnel, and go from there," Sandberg said.
Kendrick gave up six earned runs on five hits and two walks in Sunday's loss to the Braves. He has a 5.38 ERA in the last calendar year, which is the worst ERA for any pitcher with at least 30 starts during that span. The upcoming trade deadline makes it unlikely that Kendrick would lose his rotation spot as the Phillies could trade one or two starters leaving them with limited rotation options.