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MLB Trade Deadline: Royals Reportedly Interested In Francoeur If Guillen Is Shipped Off

We passed along the report from Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com that the Royals and Mets are talking trade with several names involved. The trade deadline rumors don't stop there, according to Andy Martino of the NY Daily News.

Two major league sources said that the Mets were in talks with the Royals about Jeff Francoeur, who has expressed a desire to see more playing time elsewhere. The source said that Kansas City would be interested in Francoeur if they trade outfielder Jose Guillen to a team other than the Mets. Royals reliever Kyle Farnsworth could be a welcome addition to the spotty Mets bullpen.

OK, so the Royals would be down with Francoeur if Guillen can find a home elsewhere. The Giants, Red Sox and Yankees are a few of the teams that have been connected to Guillen but, as Martino reports, "nothing [is] imminent" at this point.

Meanwhile, Jon Heyman of SI.com reports that Francoeur is definitely on the trade block and a trade with Kansas City "might happen."

Stick around for more MLB trade deadline rumors.