When the MLB trade deadline comes around next month, the Royals are expected to be selling off some talent, according to Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com.
American League teams ready to dump players include the Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics. Productive left-handed RBI men like Washington's Adam Dunn and Houston's Lance Berkman are names that will be out there over the next 40 days before baseball's trading deadline on July 31. Baltimore outfielder Luke Scott, a big-time fly ball hitter, will be on the radar for teams like the White Sox who are desperate for left-handed run production.
A few names that will inevitably float around will be David DeJesus, Jose Guillen and Zack Greinke (though I'm not sure if that last one has any legs at the moment).
DeJesus is a good outfielder and holds a solid average. In addition, he's got just a $6 million team option next year so he's not a problem for most clubs financially. Guillen is starting to become an intriguing option. He's healthy now and has been playing better so there will likely be some talk around him. And then inevitably Greinke's name will come up. It will be very interesting to see how the Royals handle that situation.
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