Following his strong playoff run with the Washington Nationals, free agent utilityman Howie Kendrick is drawing early interest according to The Athletic's Brittany Ghiroli.

Kendrick is reportedly being eyed by the Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins, the two teams located in his home state of Florida. Marc Topkin later confirmed the Rays' interest in the veteran right-handed hitter. 

The 36-year-old slashed .344/.395/.572 in 121 regular season games and continued his strong play for the Nationals in the playoffs.