It's just halfway through the Major League Baseball season, yet there are reports that the Chicago Cubs will target Howie Kendrick of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the next free agency period. The 31-year-old second baseman also is expected to draw interest from the New York Yankees.
The development is being reported by Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, who claims the Dodgers will try to bring him back, as will the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who drafted Kendrick in the 10th round of the 2010 MLB Draft.
When Kendrick played in the minor leagues, current Cubs manager Joe Maddon was one of his coaches, the report says.
Kendrick signed a four-year, $33.5 million contract in 2012 with the Angels, who traded him to the Dodgers in December 2014. For his 10-year MLB career, Kendrick has a batting average of .293 with 1,297 hits, 85 home runs, 538 RBIs and 99 stolen bases.