Royals Links: Infielder, Rotation, Bullpen

Some links from Kansas City on the day the Royals added Jonathan Broxton to their bullpen…

  • In an interview with Jim Duquette and Kevin Kennedy on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (audio link), GM Dayton Moore said he is looking for someone to backup Alcides Escobar at short, as well as a right-handed bat that can play third base to give Mike Moustakas the occasional break. 
  • "We will be open minded with continuing to improve our rotation," added Moore during the interview. He expects any upgrades to come via trade (like the Jonathan Sanchez acquisition) rather than free agency.
  • Bob Dutton of The Kansas City Star hears that the Royals believe the price to add an impact starting pitcher is too high, so they're attempting to build a lock-down bullpen (Twitter link). 
  • In a another tweet, Dutton says infielder Jeff Bianchi and outfielder Derrick Robinson are the leading candidates to be removed from the 40-man roster when the Royals make the Broxton deal official.


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13 Comments on "Royals Links: Infielder, Rotation, Bullpen"


Omaha Castle
3 years 8 months ago

I wouldn’t mind seeing Callaspo back in Royal blue as the backup to SS/3B.

D.j. Wilson
3 years 8 months ago

HA I was right!

D.j. Wilson
3 years 8 months ago

HA I was right!

twenty1thirteen
3 years 8 months ago

Curse you!!!

D.j. Wilson
3 years 8 months ago

People can hate BUT as a non-starter, Yuni will be good for us. A power hitting Right-hander off the bench is huge

twenty1thirteen
3 years 8 months ago

I’ll give you that, but what worries me is how Yost says he plans to play him in at least 150 games. Yikes.

D.j. Wilson
3 years 8 months ago

No no thats what he said he plans to do with Alcides…?

twenty1thirteen
3 years 8 months ago

I’m so glad I misread that! Thanks for pointing it out.

D.j. Wilson
3 years 8 months ago

So now hopefully you really like the signing!

D.j. Wilson
3 years 8 months ago

HA I was right!

D.j. Wilson
3 years 8 months ago

HA I was right!

D.j. Wilson
3 years 8 months ago

I was right!!!!

D.j. Wilson
3 years 8 months ago

HA I was right!