The Kansas City Royals are in a weird spot this season. On one hand, their 22-23 record is nothing short of disappointing. On the other, they're only 4.0 games back of Chicago White Sox for first place in the AL Central. If the Royals feel like their season is a lost cause, they could potentially position them as sellers for the MLB's trade deadline in July.
Here's a look at three Royals players who could be on the move once the deadline comes around.
Kansas City Royals Trade Rumors
1. Wade Davis, RHP
Gone are the days when Wade Davis was one of the top closers in the MLB. At 35, he's seen a reduced role with the Royals over the last couple of seasons. Considering that he'll be an unrestricted free agent when the offseason hits, it makes sense for Kansas City to potentially move him to a contender. After all, Davis is getting up there in age and there's no telling how much longer he'll play. He has an 0-2 record in 14 appearances so far this season with a 7.53 ERA and one save.
2. Jarrod Dyson, OF
Another free agent at the end of the season, Jarrod Dyson could be a good depth piece for any potential World Series contenders. He can play any outfield position and has been in the league long enough to be a respected locker room presence. Through 35 plate appearances this season, Dyson has 7 hits for one double and 2 triples. While he's yet to record an RBI, he does already have 3 stolen bases, which makes him a valuable pinch-running asset for any buyer.
3. Jorge Soler, RF/DH
Jorge Soler finished with votes in the 2019 American League MVP race, however, he's been on the decline ever since. Soler does have 4 home runs and 24 RBIs in 179 plate appearances so far this season, but he's slashing at an underwhelming .182/.263/.331. Considering how he'll be a free agent at the end of the season and the Royals likely won't want to pay him $8 million again, he could be on the move by the deadline. Soler is only 29, years old, so there's still time for him to turn things around on whichever team he finds himself on in the future.
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