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The Red Sox have asked about David DeJesus

Jun 26, 2010, 6:01 PM EDT

Their agenda may have changed after today’s news about Dustin Pedroia, but according to Scott Lauber of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox have contacted the Royals in regards to outfielder David DeJesus.

DeJesus was 3-for-4 against the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon and is now batting .324 with a .394 on-base percentage, five homers, 33 RBI and an 872 OPS. He’s also an excellent fielder, capable of playing all three outfield positions. That could obviously come in handy given the current state of the Red Sox outfield, but they won’t be alone in their interest.

According to Lauber, the Royals would be looking for “a major league-ready player as part of a package that also would include prospects.” DeJesus, 30, is under contract for $4.7 million this season and has a $6 million club option for next season.  

  1. Buccofan - Jun 26, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    I still don’t see why the Royals would want to trade DeJesus. He plays where he’s asked to play, does a competent job (good BA, below-OF-average power, doesn’t run much, good defender on the corners, competent in center), and is priced favorably for KC. He’s also one of the better players the justifiably maligned Royals system has produced lately.
    Why trade that for the usual handful of magic beans? Other than it’s Dayton Moore, of course.

  2. Pisano - Jun 28, 2010 at 12:37 AM

    I agree with you 100 % , and worst yet if the Royals are stupid enough to make a deal with the Red Sox they will surely get screwed . I’ve yet to see a trading partner come out ahead , or break even with the Sox . They usually screw someone in a trade . If the Royals are smart they will stay away from the Red Sox .

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