ROYALS SIGN CATCHER JASON KENDALL TO TWO-YEAR CONTRACT
The Kansas City Royals today signed catcher Jason Kendall to a two-year contract through the 2011 season. Consistent with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
The 35-year old is a career .290 hitter with 376 doubles, 177 stolen bases and a .369 on-base percentage in 14 Major League seasons with the Pirates (1996-2004), A’s (2005-07), Cubs (2007) and Brewers (2008-09). He was selected to the National League All-Star squad in 1996, 1998 and 2000 and has appeared in postseason play with the A’s (2006), Cubs (2007) and Brewers (2008).
Kendall recorded his 2,000th career hit on May 18 at St. Louis, becoming the eighth player in Major League history to record 2,000 hits with at least 1,000 games at catcher. He is one of 19 active players to enter the 2010 season with at least 2,000 hits.
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