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Nationals acquire Howie Kendrick from Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Howie Kendrick is excited for the chance to play for a World Series contender - even if he has to bat toward the bottom of the batting order.

Kendrick was traded from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Washington Nationals on Friday night for minor league pitcher McKenzie Mills. The Phillies will send about $1.59 million to cover most of the approximately $1.78 million Kendrick is due the rest of this season, and Philadelphia will remain responsible for Kendrick's $5 million in deferred salary.

"It's great because they're in first place and have a good chance to make the postseason," Kendrick said. "That's what we live for. Our ultimate goal as players is to win a World Series. I couldn't think of a better place to be going to."

AVG: D. Murphy.340
HR: B. Harper27
RBI: B. Harper79
SB: T. Turner35
W: M. Scherzer12
ERA: M. Scherzer2.23
Saves: K. Glover8
K: M. Scherzer201
NL East
Washington 6139.610-
Atlanta 4853.47513.5
Miami 4853.47513.5
NY Mets 4853.47513.5
Philadelphia 3664.36025
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .279 (2)
Runs: 563 (2)
Hits: 980 (2)
Home Runs: 153 (4)
Stolen Bases: 69 (6)
OBP: .345 (2)
SLG: .479 (2)
Total Bases: 1684 (2)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.06 (9)
Runs Allowed: 444 (9)
Saves: 24 (15)
Strikeouts: 912 (7)
OpBA: .244 (7)
OBP: .312 (7)
SLG: .410 (11)
Run Support: 5.66 (2)
Date Player Transactions
7/28 C. Huffman Signed to a Minor League Contract
7/27 N. Ramírez Signed to a Minor League Contract
7/27 S. Solís Called Up from Minors
7/27 S. Strasburg Placed on 10-Day DL (Right elbow nerve impingement)
7/26 R. Raburn Reinstated from Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List
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Date Player Status
7/24 S. Strasburg Right elbow nerve impingement (on 10-day DL)
7/23 C. Heisey Left groin strain (on 10-day DL)
7/23 R. Raburn Left trapezius strain (on 10-day DL)
7/11 J. Ross Right elbow strain (on 60-day DL)
7/7 M. Taylor Right oblique strain (on 10-day DL)
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