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Pirates to hire Jason Kendall in development role

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Jun 30, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; A general view of a Pittsburgh Pirates glove and hat in the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to bring back former catcher Jason Kendall in a player-development role, The Athletic reported Saturday.

Kendall, who played the first nine of his 15 major league seasons in Pittsburgh, worked in an instructor role with the Kansas City Royals from 2012 to 2018.

A three-time All-Star, all as a member of the Pirates, Kendall batted .288 with 75 home runs and 744 RBIs over 2,085 games with the Pirates (1996-2004), Oakland Athletics (2005-07), Chicago Cubs (2007), Milwaukee Brewers (2008-09) and Royals (2010).

–Field Level Media