MLB Trade Deadline: Royals pitching search update, Ian Kennedy deal?

The Kansas City Royals remain active on the open trade market with just hours before Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline, scanning the rosters of potential sellers for pitching help.

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Royals are one of a handful of teams currently angling to land San Diego Padres starter Ian Kennedy:

While they may have a chance at the San Diego right-hander, the Royals' reported interest in New York Mets veteran Bartolo Colon has been rebuffed, per Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star:

In addition, the Royals remain open to acquiring John Lackey from the Boston Red Sox, yet aren't willing to dip into their cache of impressive young power pitchers:

With just hours to go until Thursday's 4PM EST cutoff, things could change in a heartbeat. Stay tuned.


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