Sunday afternoon linkage..
- One source told Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (via Twitter) doubts that the Royals will trade Chris Getz as he has a good chance to open the season as the club's starting second baseman. Last week we heard that Getz could be an option for clubs seeking infield depth.
- The Phillies are said to be looking for infield depth with Chase Utley sidelined but the second baseman insists that he will be back at some point this year, tweets Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com.
- The spring play of Giants shortstop Joaquin Arias and the performance of Emmanuel Burriss has the club confident enough to put out trade feelers for Mike Fontenot and Ryan Theriot, writes Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com.
- Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports writes that agent Scott Boras should have found a way to get Ryan Madson a multi-year deal this offseason.