One of the earliest rumors of the offseason is the Tampa Bay Rays are interested in signing Howie Kendrick. The interest has led Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer to say, “a league source said it’s unlikely he signs with the Reds and the Tampa Bay Rays are the frontrunners to add him.”
Kendrick was one of the heros in the playoffs for the Washington Nationals. In the tenth inning of Game 5 of the NLDS Kendrick hit a grand slam to plate the series winning runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
At one time Kendrick was the everyday second baseman for the Los Angeles Angels.