WASHINGTON - Two weeks ago, when Kyle Kendrick finished a bullpen session in San Francisco, Mick Billmeyer stopped the pitcher he had just caught. The bullpen coach had something to say.
"Some guys are just late bloomers," Billmeyer told Kendrick.
Kendrick wants to start. He's 26 and has 95 career major-league starts to his name. For now, he is a swingman - and a valuable one at that - bouncing from the bullpen to the rotation when needed.
"Hopefully," Kendrick said, "one of these days I won't have to go back and forth."