Royals Rumors: Major Ben Zobrist Update -- Visits Upcoming, Cardinals Out?

The market for free agent utility man Ben Zobrist is getting extremely competitive right now, with several teams (including the home-standing Kansas City Royals) vying for his signature.

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Zobrist has already met with the New York Mets. He'll also make three other trips, including a likely appearance in San Francisco.

In addition, the Atlanta Braves have made their interest known. The St. Louis Cardinals? It appears they've fallen completely off the pace: Don't rule out the Royals, however. While several MLB experts believe that the market will dictate that the veteran Zobrist will command a fourth year on a long-term deal due to the mass amount of interest in his services, rumblings around Kansas City indicate that the team is still cautiously optimistic that they're in the mix. The 34-year-old middle infielder/outfielder loved playing in Kansas City and could accept a discount to remain with an organization that he knows is in position for another championship run. Stay tuned. Back to the Kansas City Royals Newsfeed

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