|How he became a Phillie
Drafted by the Phillies in the seventh round of the 2003 Draft.
Signed a one-year, $2.45 million deal with the Phillies on January 18.
Started the season in the Phillies starting rotation... Went 5-4, 4.82 in 20 games (18 starts) with the Phillies before being optioned to AAA Lehigh Valley on July 20.
Recalled from Lehigh Valley on June 12, after going 4-4, 4.03 in 12 starts with the IronPigs... Made one relief appearance with the Phillies (2 IP, 3 ER, and a loss) against Boston and was optioned back to Lehigh Valley... The Phillies then recalled Kendrick again on July 25... Kendrick pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings in Philadelphia, but was optioned back to Lehigh Valley on August 12.
Spent the season with the Phillies and went 11-9, 5.49 in 30 starts... Was left off the post-season roster after struggling late in the season.
Started the season at AA Reading and went 4-7, 3.21 in 12 starts before being called up to the Phillies and making his major league debut on June 13th... Went 10-4, 3.87 in 20 starts for the Phillies.