Kendrick Re-Signs with Angels

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0  Updated at 4:41 am, January 9th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Angels have re-signed second baseman Howie Kendrick to a four year contract extension worth a reported $33.5 million dollars, provided he passes a physical.

The 28-year-old Kendrick hit .285 with 18 home runs last season. He also made his first all-star team.

Kendrick was drafted by the Angels in 2002.  Until the past two seasons, he has had trouble staying healthy, but he holds a career .292 batting average through 655 games played.

The contract would make him the fourth highest paid second baseman in the league.

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