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Kyle Kendrick getting interest from Twins

Former Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick has a potential suitor in the Minnesota Twins, according to 1500 ESPN's Darren Wolfson.

Wolfson is quick to point out that the Twins are meeting with what he referred to as a "crap-ton" of starting pitchers at the Winter Meetings in San Diego. Minnesota, a projected non-contender like the Phillies, will have some spots for warm bodies come spring.

Should anything develop, 30-year-old Kendrick will be playing for a team other than the Phillies for the first time in his eight-year career. One of the holdovers from the 2008 World Series champion squad, Kendrick has been a maligned back-of-the-rotation starter for some time, never managing to sustain success over a long period of time.

Kendrick had finished fifth in Rookie of the Year voting in 2007 when he debuted, but the league got to him well. His best season was likely 2011, when he was forced into starting duty after an injury to Joe Blanton, and pitched alongside Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, and Roy Oswalt, and wound up with a 3.22 ERA, 56 strikeouts, and 30 walks.

Overall, Kendrick's Phillies career ended with 1138.2 IP, a 4.42 ERA, 2.6 BB/9, 4.9 SO/9, and 1.93 SO/BB ratios. He would mesh well on an underperforming Twins rotation.