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Royals Discussing Andrew Benintendi Trade With AL Contender

Larry Rupp
The Kansas City Royals are discussing an Andrew Benintendi trade with an AL contender.
The Kansas City Royals are discussing an Andrew Benintendi trade with an AL contender. / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

One of the most popular names on the MLB trade market is Kansas City Royals outfielder Andrew Benintendi. The seventh-year slugger could end up being a crucial addition for a World Series contender and one American League powerhouse squad reportedly wants a piece of the action.

Andrew Benintendi Trade Rumors

The Royals are in discussions with the New York Yankees over a possible trade, according to the New York Post. Benintendi's price tag is too high for the Yankees' front office right now, but that could always change throughout July. Kansas City is in search of at least one prospect in a return package.

The pairing makes sense here as the Yankees are also attempting to offload outfielder Joey Gallo at the deadline. He has struggled this season, posting a .166/.288/.341 slash line across 70 games. It has led to veterans Aaron Hicks and Matt Carpenter seeing more time in the outfield than expected.

Meanwhile, Benintendi is in the midst of another great year at the plate. The 28-year-old is slashing .317/.387/.402 to go along with 34 runs scored, 13 doubles, 3 home runs and 34 RBI. Keep in mind he also took home a Gold Glove in 2021, which means the Yankees would be getting a fielding upgrade.

The Yankees are not going to be the only team linked to Benintendi prior to the August deadline. The soon-to-be free agent has a number of suitors that includes the AL East rival Toronto Blue Jays. New York currently has the best odds to win the World Series at +400, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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