Kansas City Royal outfielder David DeJesus has reportedly been on the block for some time now, and the injury-riddled outfield of the Boston Red Sox has been suggested as a possible destination.

Since the beginning of June, the San Francisco Giants and the Atlanta Braves have also been linked to trade discussions involving the 30-year-old DeJesus and his mere $4.7 million salary. However, Boston’s need is quickly eclipsing that of an offensively soft San Francisco squad and an unpredictable Atlanta club.

Not only has Boston lost its star left fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to an injury that will keep him rehabbing in Arizona until after the All-Star break, but the Red Sox have also been deprived of utility outfielder Jeremy Hermida, who is out with cracked ribs.

Although right fielder J.D. Drew and center fielder Mike Cameron are active, they are both playing through injuries, and the bulk of the Fenway outfield is being patrolled by journeyman Darnell McDonald and rookie sensation Daniel Nava.

According to the Boston Herald’s Scott Lauber, the Red Sox front office is unquestionably testing the Kansas City trading waters.

That said, acquiring DeJesus could prove costly, as the Royals surely want to maximize their return on such an affordable and productive player whose 2011 club option comes in at only $6 million.

In 2010 DeJesus is posting career numbers, including a .320 average, an .864 OPS, and a 4.0 UZR/150 roaming all corners of the outfield.

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