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MLB Trade Deadline: Giants, Royals Had Made 'Genuine Progress' On Trade Before David DeJesus Injury

The Giants were among a number of teams reportedly interested in the services of David DeJesus. Of course, now that he's out for the season with a thumb injury, there's no such trade.

But they were close, writes Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News.

According to a source, the Giants had made genuine progress on a deal for David DeJesus before the Kansas City Royals outfielder sustained a season-ending thumb injury Thursday night.

Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle also writes that the two sides were close.

According to a major-league source, the Giants were well along in talks with the Royals on a deal for outfielder David DeJesus, perhaps finalizing the details, when he crashed into the fence at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night and tore a ligament in his right thumb.

Sigh. DeJesus' value was really moving up. What frustrating timing.