The Kansas City Royals have made an offer to Ivan Rodriguez to bring the veteran catcher into camp. With Salvador Perez sidelined for the next 12-14 weeks while he recovers from knee surgery, the Royals suddenly have a need for a veteran catcher. Rodriguez has yet to respond to Kansas City's offer.
Rodriguez is 40 years old and played in only 44 games for the Washington Nationals last season. He has reportedly stayed in shape and is interested in latching on with another team. Rodriguez has 2,844 hits and is looking to become the first catcher to amass 3,000 hits in his career. He'd probably need to play a couple of more seasons to reach that accomplishment.
With Perez sidelined, Brayan Pena takes over as the Royals starter behind the plate.