"I don't know why people are asking about that," Amaro told reporters. "We will [bring him back]."
Kendrick has one more year of team control as he enters his fourth season of arbitration eligibility. The 2013 season is the last of a two-year contract worth $7.5 million that the Phillies signed him to in an effort to avoid arbitration.
Despite still being under team control, there had been questions about whether the team might non-tender Kendrick after he posted a 4.70 ERA and 1.40 WHIP over 30 starts in 2013. Due to the nature of arbitration, he would also be due a hefty raise from the $4.5 million he is making this season.
The Phillies have 10 players eligible for arbitration in the offseason, with Kendrick likely to be the highest-paid. Bringing back Kendrick will keep the Phillies' top three starters from 2013 intact. Roy Halladay has a $20 million option to potentially be the number four starter. Both John Lannan and Jonathan Pettibone, each of whom started at least 14 games, remain under team control.