Royals Sign Jason Kendall to Minor League Deal

KANSAS CITY MO - AUGUST 13: Jason Kendall #18 of the Kansas City Royals drops a pop-up during the 9th inning of the game against the New York Yankees on August 13 2010 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Royals have signed veteran catcher Jason Kendall to a minor league deal, the team has announced:

Kendall will report to the Royals’ Double-A affiliate and will begin play tomorrow.

Kendall last played in the majors with the Royals during the 2010 season. The 38-year-old missed all of the 2011 season due to injury, and Kansas City granted him free agency in October.

Kendall’s played for five teams over his 15 years in the bigs and owns a career line of .288/.366/.378. His best years came as a member of the Pirates, as he was named to three All-Star games and hit at a clip of .306/.387/.418 over his nine seasons in Pittsburgh.

Kendall last played in the minors during the 1995 season with the Pirates’ Double-A club. He’s never played at the Triple-A level.

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Will Kendall play for the Royals this season?

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