Well Phillies fans, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. According to Ruben Amaro Jr., Kyle Kendrick is ready to make his next start and has passed all of his concussion tests. Kendrick initially suffered the concussion on Sunday, when being hit in the head by a pitch thrown by Stephen Fife of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He should be good to go. Kyle had another test Monday, and it came out very good, and he had an exertion test Tuesday morning and did very well. He’s going to throw a bullpen Wednesday, and he should be good to go for his start. Good news. He’s fine. He feels fine. I think it was a very mild one when they did the original testing after the game two days ago.
Despite minor league baseball starting up a seven-day concussion disabled list, Amaro still thinks Kendrick is set to go.
Obviously, that will change if something happens in the next 24 or 48 hours. But right now he should be fine for his start.
Although Kendrick has a 3.59 ERA and a 7-5 record, he has been pretty consistent for the Phils and has stepped up in the absence of Roy Halladay and the struggles of Cole Hamels. This is great news to hear.