Kansas City Royals Rumors: Five corner outfield options

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DETROIT, MI – July 26: Salvador Perez
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The Kansas City Royals are all in for 2017. They appear to be looking for some corner outfield help. Who are some options they could trade before before the trade deadline on Monday?

The hottest team in baseball is the Kansas City Royals.  They had the worst record in the sport in April, and now they find themselves just two games behind the Cleveland Indians and having one of the American League Wild Card spots.

This is the last ride for this club, because they have so many players who are going to be free agents after the season and they won’t have the ability to keep them all long term. It’s all about 2017 as the showed with their trade earlier in the week to upgrade the pitching staff.

It appears to be a buyer’s market for outfielders, especially corner ones and the Royals appear to be looking for an upgrade there.

While Kendrick is no longer an option since he was traded to the Nationals, they could use an upgrade here. Jorge Soler was supposed to be after coming over in the off-season in a trade with the Chicago Cubs for Wade Davis. Soler started the season hurt and is in the minors after hitting just .154. Alex Gordon has hit just .201 in 90 games thus far this season.

Jorge Bonifacio has been pretty good in right, but it appears the Royals want to get a bit deeper in that spot.

So who could the Royals pick up before Monday at 4PM ET? Let’s take a look.