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Baseball Trade Rumors: Royals Leaning Towards Keeping Both Cabrera And Francoeur

All seems quiet on the trade front at the moment. In one small deal today the Reds traded Jonny Gomes to the Nationals for prospects Bill Rhineart and Chris Manno. In making the move Cincinnati has opened up room to call up heralded prospect Yonder Alonso.

As for the latest Royals news, the team appears at the moment to be leaning towards keeping outfielders Melky Cabrera and Jeff FrancoeurYahoo's Jeff Passan writes the news in his latest trade update.

Apparently General Manager Dayton Moore is not receiving the interest in Cabrera in terms of prospects to warrant trading Cabrera who is having a fine season after coming to the Royals as a $1.25 million signing this past winter.

Cabera is likely the third best center field option on the market after B.J. Upton and Colby Rasmus. If neither of those players are moved, it likely will raise the price tag on Melky as we move towards the weekend. At that time the Royals may find something more to their liking.

As for Francoeur, the Royals are reportedly wanting to lock up the first year Kansas City player for next year. He seemingly has found a home with the organization and is valued for his leadership in the clubhouse. The Red Sox have been reported as showing interest in acquiring Francoeur this week.

As always the trade deadline and the players rumored to be moving can change day-to-day, so we will continue to update you on any rumored news.