Kendall makes milestone start

Kendall makes milestone start

KANSAS CITY -- Jason Kendall's start Tuesday against the Texas Rangers will be a special one.

This game marks Kendall's 1,951 career start behind the plate, moving him past Tony Peña for fifth on the all-time career starts list.

Kendall, who has started every game this season but two, now trails Gary Carter (2,056), Bob Boone (2,225), Carlton Fisk (2,226) and Ivan Rodriguez (2,320) on the all-time list.

Being associated with players like Fisk and Rodriguez is something that hasn't quite set in yet for the Royals' veteran catcher.

"It's very flattering," Kendall said. "It's something that I think, more so when I'm done playing, I'll look back on."

With almost 2,000 starts under his belt, Kendall still feels like he can be productive for years to come.

"I still feel like I did when I was 21," he said. "I mean, I'm still going to take care of my body, but I feel good."

-- Samuel Zuba