Thursday, April 27, 2006

Howie Kendrick Having Cub of Coffee at Shortstop

Howie Kendrick, hitting .386 with two homers and 13 RBI for AAA Salt Lake, has been called up by the Angels to replace injured shortstop Maicer Izturis. Though Kendrick swings a potent bat, the 22-year-old second baseman remains a work in progress defensively and cannot be expected to push veteran Adam Kennedy out the door for a good while yet. No matter what he does at the plate, depend on Kendrick to be back in Utah in a couple of weeks.