Kendrick and wife, "Survivor" contestant Stephenie LaGrossa, welcomed their first child, a daughter, over the first weekend this month.
"I've never gone this long without facing a hitter, but I'm staying pretty sharp on the side and throwing off the mounds," Kendrick said.
Kendrick last pitched in a game on Aug. 24, a four-inning stint against the Mets, and is 4-4 with a 3.50 ERA in 13 starts this season. He has thrown a couple of bullpen sessions, but facing live hitting is the main issue, as well as arm strength.
"I haven't thrown that many pitches," he said. "But I think I should be fine. I don't know what my pitch count might be but [my goal would be] to go as deep as I can and just keep us in the game."