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Nationals Reach Two-Year Agreement To Bring Back Howie Kendrick

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The Washington Nationals and veteran utilityman Howie Kendrick have agreed on a two-year deal worth $7 million pending a physical, several sources reported on Monday.

Kendrick, 34, hit .293/.343/.494 with seven homers and 25 RBIs in 52 games for the Nationals in 2017 after being acquired by the Philadelphia Phillies prior to the trade deadline.

In 12 Major League seasons since 2006, Kendrick’s a .291/.334/.421 hitter with 104 homers and 636 RBIs. Prior to 2017, Kendrick began his career with a nine-year tenure as a Los Angeles Angel, before two years as a Los Angeles Dodger.

A primary second baseman for much of his career, Kendrick has seen a big increase in outfield playing time the last two years. With 184 career appearances in the outfield, 157 of them have come since 2016.

Kendrick was limited to just 91 games in 2017 due to a strained abdomen suffered in April. Prior to that, he appeared in at least 105 games the previous eight years, and at least 140 in five of those years.

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Mets’ Activate David Wright for Final Homestand

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New York Mets third baseman David Wright m who has not played in the majors since 2016 due to spinal stenosis along with neck and shoulder injuries, will be activated for the team’s final homestand of the season, according to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo.

“Physically, the way I feel right now, and from what the docs told me, there’s not going to be any improvement, So I don’t see [playing full time again] as a possibility” Wright said during the new conference, according to the New York Post.

It’s unclear if retirement will be the next step for Wright, but his time with the Mets as an everyday again is over.

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Dodgers Recall Julio Urias

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled left-hander Julio Urias from Triple-A Oklahoma City, marking his first stint in the majors since he underwent shoulder surgery last June.

Urias was one of the major’s 10 best prospects prior to his debut back in 2016, and when he arrived in May of 2016 he posted an impressive 3.39 ERA over 77 innings with 84 strikeouts against only 31 walks, making many believe he would be a building block for the Dodgers’.

His shoulder surgery put everything on hold and will now look to recapture the magic that he flashed in 2016.

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Cardinals Activate Adam Wainwright, Will Start Tonight

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The St. Louis Cardinals announced that they have activated veteran pitcher Adam Wainwright from the 60-day disabled list and transferred right hander Michael Wacha from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL in order to make a roster spot for the returning Wainwright.

Wainwright, 37, will first appearance since May 13 when he takes the mound tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Wacha is likely done for the season.

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