Kansas City Royals Rumors: Five corner outfield options

DETROIT, MI - July 26 (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL – JULY 15: Melky Cabrera
CHICAGO, IL – JULY 15: Melky Cabrera /

Melky Cabrera

One of the few veterans that has survived the purge in Chicago so far has been Melky Cabrera. Entering play last night, Cabrera has put together a pretty solid season thus far for the White Sox, hitting .289 with a .761 OPS 13 homers and 56 RBI in 96 games.

Cabrera would be a free agent after this season, so there is no long term commitment for the Kansas City Royals, especially since they have to hope Soler will rebound and be a part of their outfield moving forward like they intended.

The Royals don’t have a great farm system, but someone like Cabrera shouldn’t cost a big prospect. It’s not like they are trading for Chris Sale or Jose Quintana. Cabrera is making $15 million this season, so he would have about $5 million to go for the rest of the season.

Cabrera is someone with postseason experience and a switch-hitter with some pop. He would not be a bad pick up for the Royals to grab to strengthen their corner outfield position and give them a different look in their batting order for the last two months.