Royals Rumors: Red Sox Talk Jackie Bradley Jr., Kelvin Herrera Trades With KC

The Kansas City Royals were extremely busy when it came to trade talks during the MLB Winter Meetings, and it appears the Boston Red Sox were at the center of the champs' most intriguing conversations of the week.

Via Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe:

"A few teams, including the Royals and Cubs, inquired about Jackie Bradley Jr. at the Winter Meetings but were told by the Red Sox he was not available.

"The Royals have had their eye on Bradley as a possible replacement for Alex Gordon. The Red Sox and Royals also engaged in trade talks for Wade Miley before Miley was traded to the Mariners along with Jonathan Aro for reliever Carson Smith and lefty Roenis Elias. The Red Sox, according to one major league source, asked the Royals for hard-throwing reliever Kelvin Herrera, but Kansas City preferred to give up Luke Hochevar. The Red Sox opted for the Mariners deal."

The Royals remain in on Alex Gordon despite fears that the open market will drive his price out of their range. However, there's also a chance Kansas City could go the trade route.

Other names connected to Kansas City in trade talks: Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez & DJ Lemahieu, along with San Diego's James Shields & Will Myers.

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