Royals Interested In Pudge

The Royals have interest in free agent catcher Ivan Rodriguez, according to's Dick Kaegel.

"He can still catch and throw pretty good," Moore said. "You look at the supply out there for free-agent catchers and there aren't a lot of options."

Pudge is expected to turn down the Rangers' offer of arbitration, however he's only a Type-B free agent, so whatever signs him won't have to forfeit a draft pick. Kansas City has already declined Miguel Olivo's option, and John Buck is a prime non-tender candidate, so they're certainly in the market for a backstop. The 38-year-old Rodriguez hit .249/.280/.384 in 448 plate appearances for the two Texas-based teams in 2009.

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