Howie Kendrick finding comfort zone
Angels second baseman entering his third MLB season
Entering his third season in the Major Leagues, Howie Kendrick is finding his comfort level.
"Every year, you come in and feel a little more comfortable. You have a little more confidence in yourself every year and you learn a lot more about the game every year," Kendrick told MLBPLAYERS.com during a recent Players Talk show.
"I think the more you play and the longer you do the Spring Training thing, the more you're comfortable, the easier it is to find your timing and you know what you have to do to get ready for the season, and that's something that comes with playing the game and with age."
Since being called up from the Minor Leagues in 2006, Kendrick has done everything the Angels have asked of him, even spending some time at first base, a position he had never played before in his life.
Kendrick now back at his natural position, second base, hit for a .322 average in 88 games in 2007.
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