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Angels sign Kyle Kendrick to minor-league deal

The veteran will provide depth for the club at Triple-A.

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The Angels have agreed to a minor-league deal with right-hander Kyle Kendrick, according to a baseball source. Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of first reported the deal.

Kendrick, 31, was released earlier this month by the Braves, who had signed him to a minor-league deal in early January. He allowed nine earned runs and 14 hits in just 3.2 innings of work this spring, causing Atlanta to eliminate him from its rotation competition early in the process.

Kendrick will likely head to Triple-A Salt Lake, providing insurance for the Angels behind starters Garrett Richards, Andrew Heaney, Jered Weaver, Hector Santiago and Matt Shoemaker while C.J. Wilson and Tyler Skaggs rehab from injuries.

Kendrick spent last year with the Rockies, posting a 6.32 ERA in 27 starts while allowing a league-leading 33 home runs. He is a veteran of nine major-league seasons with the Phillies (2007-14) and Rockies (2015), and owns a career 81-81 record and 4.63 ERA.