The interest in David DeJesus continues to grow. So far, the rumors surrounding the Royals outfielder has centered around the Giants and Red Sox. According to Jon Paul Morosi, you can add the Padres to the mix as well as two other mystery teams.
Morosi reports that "at least" five clubs are interested in his services.
As for the other two teams, the Braves and Reds have been tied to DeJesus but other reports have denied that so we're not quite ready to declare them the other two teams.
This is great news for the Royals. Their asking price on DeJesus has been described as "silly" and reports have also suggested they're looking to "hit a homerun" in any deal with him so the more teams interested, theoretically the higher his price tag rises.
Here are a few stories we've had on DeJesus with each of these teams:
- Red Sox: Royals, Red Sox have discussed DeJesus
- Giants: DeJesus is "exactly what the doctor ordered" for the Giants
- Padres: What the Padres could offer for DeJesus
The Royals are reportedly looking for one major league ready player in addition to a prospect for DeJesus.