The Phillies have sent Kyle Kendrick down to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, per Jim Salisbury.
To take Kendrick’s spot on the team, the Phils recalled RHP Drew Carpenter.
On Monday, Kendrick was rocked by the Cardinals for seven hits, including three homers, and seven runs. The Phillies lost 8-4.
For the season, Kendrick is 5-4 with a 4.82 ERA.
Kendrick turned heads after going 10-4 with a 3.87 ERA as a mid-season call up in 2007. Since then, he has struggled to maintain any level of consistency. His tenure as a big leaguer is most likely not over, but his future is definitely in doubt.
In 18 starts at Lehigh Valley this season, Carpenter is 7-6 with a 3.41 ERA. He has bounced back and forth a few times between the big league club and the minors over the past couple seasons. It’s unclear if he has a long term role with the Phillies, or even what his short term role will be due to the assumed pending return of left-hander JA Happ, himself on a AAA stint since coming off a forearm injury.