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Kansas City Royals Sign Jason Kendall

Veteran catcher Jason Kendall has been around the block with the Kansas City Royals once. Apparently the Royals have decided to bring him back again, and Kendall will learn to get back into game shape with AA Northwest Arkansas until he's ready.

The Royals might have decided to bring him back to help mentor Salvador Perez as the long-term starter for the team. In any case, it's an interesting move considering that back issues forced Kendall to leave the game back in 2010, and the Royals were his final team he played for in a long career that lasted 15 seasons.

The former first round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates was selected in the '92 draft and he played at the ML level from '96 until 2010. In his final season with the Royals, he played 118 games and had a .256 average with 0 home runs and 37 RBI.

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