SPRINGDALE, Ark. - Jason Kendall's attempted comeback lasted less than a week. The veteran catcher announced his retirement after playing in two games for Kansas City's Double-A affiliate the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
The 38-year-old was attempting to return to the diamond after missing the final month of 2010 and all of 2011 because of a shoulder injury. He signed a minor league contract with Kansas City last Thursday.
Kendall was a three-time All-Star. He posted a .288 average over 2,085 games. Kendall played for Pittsburgh, Oakland, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee and Kansas City.
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