Royals reportedly willing to trade Wil Myers for pitching help

Matt Ryerson-US PRESSWIRE

The Royals feel they need to acquire more pitching in order to contend, which they think they can do now. To help make that a reality, the team is reportedly willing to deal top prospect Wil Myers.

The Kansas City Royals are reportedly willing to part with outfield prospect Wil Myers in exchange for pitching, according to Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan.

This offseason, the Royals re-signed free agent pitcher Jeremy Guthrie and acquired Ervin Santana from the Los Angeles Angels via trade, but the team feels the need to get more pitching to complement its lineup, which is filled with up-and-coming young players. Kansas City has discussed deals with the Tampa Bay Rays, Arizona Diamondbacks, Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners, writes Passan. MiLB.com's Andrew Pentis laid out some potential trade scenarios with those teams, mostly involving near-MLB-ready pitching prospects.

Myers had a breakout season in the minors in 2012, hitting .314/.387/.600 with 37 home runs at Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha. The 21-year-old top prospect was named Baseball America and USA Today's Minor League Player of the Year following the season, and has made two consecutive Futures Game appearances.

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