Kyle Rodney Kendrick (born August 26, 1984 in Houston, Texas) is a relief pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball.
Kendrick was a three-sport standout in football, basketball, and baseball at Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, Washington. Kendrick was drafted by the Phillies in the 7th round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft. Kendrick turned down the opportunity to delay enrollment for a year at Washington State University and then join the team as a quarterback a year behind the other QB commit that year, Alex Brink.
Kendrick was first called up to the Phillies after pitcher Freddy Garcia was placed on the DL. Kendrick singled to right field in his first major league at-bat during his first major league appearance—an afternoon game at Citizens Bank Park against the Chicago White Sox on June 13, 2007. He pitched six innings and gave up three runs.