Read more:Many readers out there may have thought Jason Kendall was already retired. But he was actually active until Tuesday afternoon, when the Royals announced that Kendall has now officially retired.
Kendall had season-ending surgery on his shoulder (rotator cuff) in September of 2010 and then missed all of 2011 while recovering from the procedure. This season, he was playing for Double-A Northwest Arkansas. Or, more specifically, he played in two games and had three plate appearances after signing a minor-league deal July 19. He's now called it quits for good.