• In this Saturday, July 11, 2015 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick tosses the ball to force out Milwaukee Brewers' Gerardo Parra at second base as a part of a double play on a ground ball by Jonathan Lucroy during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles. The Dodgers finalized their $20 million, two-year contract with free-agent Howie Kendrick on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 bringing back the second baseman in part because of his willingness to play multiple positions.(AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

    Dodgers announce signing of free agent Howie Kendrick

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers finalized their $20 million, two-year contract with free-agent Howie Kendrick on Thursday, bringing back the second baseman in part because of his willingness to play multiple positions.