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  1. The Royals sign Jason Kendall for some reason

    Jul 19, 2012, 11:29 AM EDT

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    This is so great: #Royals sign veteran catcher Jason Kendall to a minor league contract. Kendall reports to @NW_Ark_Naturals today and will play tomorrow. — Kansas City Royals (@Royals) July 19, 2012 Kendall last played in the bigs in 2010. It was with the Royals, and he hit .256/.318/.297. Unless you count his 57-game stint…

  2. Cardinals and Yadier Molina closing in on five-year, $70-75M extension

    Feb 27, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Rosenthal reports that the two sides are closing in on a five-year deal in the $70-75 million range. Molina would make $14-15 million per season if Rosenthal is correct, which would give him the second-highest AAV (average annual value) for a catcher ever behind Joe Mauer‘s current eight-year, $184 million contract ($23 million). As…

  3. Jason Kendall chips in as coach while hoping to play again

    Feb 24, 2012, 10:30 PM EDT

    Jason Kendall

    37-year-old Jason Kendall is back with the Royals this spring, but this time it’s as a special assignment coach helping to work with the team’s catchers. After his latest shoulder surgery in November, his future as a player looks bleak, the Kansas City Star reports. “Can I play again?” Kendall asked. “I don’t know. I’m…

  4. Yadier Molina likely to become one of the highest-paid catchers ever

    Feb 23, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

    Yadier Molina

    Just three catchers in big-league history have signed contracts worth in excess of $10 million per season. That’s about to change. Yadier Molina heads a class of four free-agent-to-be catchers, all of whom could find themselves in eight-figure territory with big 2012 seasons. Molina is probably the one sure thing in the bunch to draw…

  5. Justin Verlander has his own cereal now

    Feb 23, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Sure, winning the Cy Young and MVP awards were nice, but Justin Verlander‘s outstanding 2011 season has led to something even bigger and more exciting: He has his own cereal. Verlander appears on the box for a special-edition cereal called “Fastball Flakes” that will be sold in Michigan to raise money for the local VA…

  6. Will Jason Varitek follow Tim Wakefield into retirement?

    Feb 17, 2012, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Boston offered minor-league contracts and spring training invitations to both Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek. Wakefield opted against battling for a roster spot at age 45, announcing his retirement today, but the 40-year-old Varitek is apparently still trying to make up his mind. Varitek’s agent, Scott Boras, told Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald that…

  7. Gary Carter by the numbers

    Feb 16, 2012, 5:27 PM EDT

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    As we mourn the passing of Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, here’s a look at the numbers for “The Kid.” – Carter played 19 seasons in the big leagues before retiring after 1992; 12 with the Expos, five with the Mets and one each with the Giants and Dodgers. – He hit .262/.335/.439 with…

  8. Ivan Rodriguez, Jason Varitek still looking for work

    Jan 26, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT

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    Brad Ausmus played until 41 despite rarely getting a ball out of the infield in his later years and an extreme lack of production never stopped the Royals from throwing money at Jason Kendall, but all of a sudden, experience isn’t counting quite as much on the catcher market. Ivan Rodriguez, who landed a two-year,…

  9. Tweet of the Day: Chantel Kendall says hello

    Dec 1, 2011, 5:11 PM EDT

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    As Craig noted in his “Baseball Wives” recap this morning, my favorite cast member is Jason Kendall‘s ex-wife, Chantel Kendall. She happens to be on Twitter, so naturally I creepily attempted to interact this afternoon and … well, this happened: I’m aiming for an appearance on Season 2. Or maybe a “Baseball Blogger Wives” spin-off?

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