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Phillies | Kyle Kendrick will be fourth starter

Philadelphia Phillies SP Kyle Kendrick will be the team's fourth starter this year after throwing 63 impressive innings over the last 48 days of the season in 2012. The Phils are entrusting more responsibility upon Kendrick because they think he has grown as a pitcher. Kendrick raised his strikeouts late last year and his changeup became an out pitch. "I got confidence from my manager and my pitching coach," Kendrick said. "Not that I didn't have it before, but maybe I didn't know it. I had confidence from them. I had confidence from my teammates. I was confident in myself." Pitching coach Rich Dubee said Kendrick struggled initially upon his entrance to the majors because he didn't have the time to develop a full arsenal of pitches.

2013-02-21 11:42:38 | Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Matt Gelb

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