GOODYEAR -- The Dodgers keep adding to their injury woes, with Howie Kendrick getting scratched from his start on Thursday night against the Indians. Kendrick has left calf tightness per Alanna Rizzo of SportsNet LA, and is day-to-day.
Kendrick was penciled in to play second base and bat leadoff for the Dodgers on Thursday night, and even made the trip with the team to Goodyear. But just before the game Kendrick was a late scratch, with Elian Herrera starting in his place.
So far this spring Kendrick has only played in just eight Cactus League games, going 6-for-23 (.261) with a home run, triple and double. Only six of those games have been n the field, with four starts and 18 innings at second base and two starts and 13 innings at third base, the latter his first time at the position since 2006.
Kendrick missed nine days' worth of games earlier in March with right groin soreness.
The club has lost outfielder Andre Ethier for 10-14 weeks with a fractured right tibia, has catcher Yasmani Grandal dealing with right forearm soreness that could jeopardize his opening day status, and shortstop Corey Seager dealing with a sprained right knee. Alex Guerrero had knee soreness that cost him a week earlier in camp. And that's just the position players.
Kendrick only adds to that, though he is listed for now as day-to-day. Then again, most of these injuries were also originally listed as day-to-day.