On Monday, Howie Kendrick made the announcement of his retirement after fifteen major MLB seasons.
Kendrick, through an Instagram post, thanked every team member that he played along with in the league majors, the team with whom he won one World Series title last year.
Kendrick, in 2019, was the National League Championship Series’ MVP and hit go-ahead homer during Game 7 of World Series for helping Nationals win first title of the franchise.
The 37-year-old Kendrick hit .275 with 2 home runs as well as fourteen RBIs when coronavirus pandemic-shortened this year’s season for Nationals. For 2021, the team rejected his $6.5mn correlated option post this season and he got one $2.25mn buyout option from Washington.
Kendrick was placed on injured list when he suffered with an injury on left hamstring on 9 September and was kept away for this season. In 4 seasons that he played with the Nationals, the veteran infielder hit .316 along with 113 RBIs and thirty home runs.
He was a .294 career hitter with 724 RBIs and 127 home runs. Apart from Nationals, Kendrick played 9 seasons with Los Angeles Angels, 39 games with Philadelphia Phillies and 2 seasons with Los Angeles Dodgers during 2017 season.