4:59 PM: The Royals signed catcher Jason Kendall to a two-year contract, according to a press release from the team. Kendall, 35, hit .241/.331/.305 in 526 plate appearances for the Brewers this year, catching 1,162 innings. Ivan Rodriguez and Brian Schneider also received two-year deals so far this winter.
The Royals entered the offseason intending to reboot their catching situation. They've declined an option on Miguel Olivo and signed Kendall, and may non-tender John Buck tomorrow.