One of the Phillies’ offseason questions appears to have been answered.

The team will offer pitcher Kyle Kendrick a contract for 2014.

“Yes” general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said when asked the question Saturday evening. “I don’t know why people are asking about that. We will.”

You will?

“Yeah” Amaro said.

Teams have to offer contracts to arbitration-eligible players by Dec. 2.

Amaro could always change his mind on Kendrick but it’s doubtful he will. The Phillies need starting pitching depth. That has been evident in the final week of the season as the bullpen has had to fill three starts. The Phils also need bullpen depth andKendrick has worked as a reliever.

Being tendered a contract doesn’t guarantee that Kendrick will be a Phillie in 2014. The team still has the flexibility to trade him before or after the arbitration process or if he signs without going through the process. Kendrick made $4.5 million this season.