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MLB Trade Deadline: At Least Four Teams In On Royals OF Jose Guillen

Ken Rosenthal of passes along word that there are at least four teams interested in the services of Royals OF Jose Guillen as the baseball trade deadline nears.

We've already told you the focus on the Royals and the MLB trade deadline has moved onto Gullen with David DeJesus out for the season with a thumb injury.

Rosenthal reports the Yankees, Red Sox, Mets and Giants have "at least passing interest" in Guillen.

We've heard the Red Sox and Giants connected to Guillen quite often. The Padres at one point were thought to be in on Guillen but that's apparently not the case anymore, Rosenthal reports.

The Mets are fairly new and we know the Royals have scouted the Mets before because they have some interest in Jeff Francouer. Rosenthal was also the one to report the Royals have interest in Francouer.

The Mets also reportedly offered the Royals Oliver Perez in exchange for Gil Meche so there's at least some familiarity there.

The Royals have also sent a "top talent evaluator" to a Giants game, too.