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Nationals agree to $7M, 2-year contract with OF Kendrick

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    Washington Nationals outfielder Howie Kendrick throws off his batting helmet as he celebrates a walkoff grand slam against the San Francisco Giants in Washington on Aug. 13. The Nationals have agreed to terms on a $7 million, two-year contract with the veteran outfielder.

WASHINGTON >> The Nationals have agreed to a $7 million, two-year contract with outfielder Howie Kendrick, a deal subject to a successful physical.

Agent Pat Murphy confirmed the deal to the Associated Press today. USA Today was first to report the deal.

Kendrick, 34, hit .293 with seven home runs and RBIs in 52 games with Washington after he was acquired from Philadelphia. The versatile right-handed hitter got just three plate appearances off the bench in the playoffs.

In 12 major league seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, Dodgers, Phillies and Nationals, Kendrick is a .291 hitter with a .755 OPS. He’s now primarily an outfielder for Washington after playing left field, second base, first base and other positions throughout his career.

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