Kendrick agrees to $5.5 million, 1-year deal with Rockies

Updated: February 4, 2015, 9:08 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Free agent pitcher Kyle Kendrick and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $5.5 million, one-year contract.

The 30-year-old right-hander is 74-68 with a 4.42 ERA in eight major league seasons, all with the Philadelphia Phillies, and has won 10 games or 11 games six times.

Kendrick, whose agreement was announced Wednesday, is a durable sinkerball specialist, but has a 5.26 ERA in seven career appearances at Coors Field.

He allowed 25 homers last year, when he went 10-13 for the second straight season. His 32 starts and 199 innings were career highs.

Kendrick can earn a $500,000 bonus for reaching 190 innings with the Rockies.

Left-hander Yohan Flande was designated for assignment. He went 0-6 with a 5.19 ERA last year in 10 starts and six relief appearances.

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