Kyle Kendrick signed a one-year deal with the Phillies Friday, avoiding salary arbitration.
According to Scott Proefrock, the Phillies assistant general manager, the righthander's deal will pay him $3.585 million in 2012.
Bouncing between the bullpen and the rotation in 2011, Kendrick went 8-6 with a career-best 3.22 ERA in 34 games.
Pressed into duty as a starter after injuries to Joe Blanton and Roy Oswalt, Kendrick made 15 starts. The Phillies went 7-8 in those games. Overall, he threw 1142/3 innings.
The 27-year-old was particularly effective against National League East opponents, compiling a 5-2 record and 2.14 ERA.
"He's got a lot of moxie," manager Charlie Manuel said earlier about Kendrick, "and he's got a lot of determination."