The Royals have already made headlines this offseason by acquiring Ervin Santana from the Angels, but general manager Dayton Moore will have quite a bit more on his plate over the course of the winter. Here's the latest news pertaining to Kansas City…
- The Royals remain interested in Jeremy Guthrie despite recent reports that the right-hander is looking for a three-year deal, tweets Buster Olney of ESPN. Olney gives no direct indication that the Royals are considering a three-year offer, though.
- John Lamb and Mike Montgomery are both expected to be added to the 40-man roster before Tuesday, when 40-man decisions are due, according to the Kansas City Star's Bob Dutton. Top prospect Wil Myers is not, however, as he is not yet eligible for the Rule 5 Draft. The Royals are also considering Chris Dwyer, Justin Marks (who was acquired in the David DeJesus trade) and Juan Gutierrez. Dutton notes that Gutierrez's strong performance in the Venezuelan Winter League is what has made the 29-year-old veteran a candidate.
- More from Dutton, who tweets that the Royals have released minor leaguers Ysmelin Alcantara, Henry Moreno and Jose Rodriguez. Each of the three is at least 22 years old, but none appeared above Low-A ball, and none of the three topped a .661 OPS on the season.