According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi, about ten days ago the Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Royals began discussing a trade that would send versatile outfielder David DeJesus to Beantown.

After agreeing to keep in touch over the few remaining weeks leading up to the MLB trade deadline, the Royals have started scouting the Red Sox farm system.

One baseball executive has reportedly commented that the Royals would like to “hit a homerun” in any potential DeJesus deal. While multiple suitors could make that possible, it’s unlikely the Red Sox would be induced to overpay for DeJesus.

However, the combination of a virtually hospitalized outfield, a three-team playoff hunt, and recent verbal sparring between the Red Sox and Jacoby Ellsbury—a Scott Boras client—could force the Red Sox into making such a deal.

The 30-year-old DeJesus owns a .326/.460/.395 batting line for the 2010 season and a career 18.8 UZR/150 in left field. DeJesus is owed about $2.1 million over the remainder of this season, and his contract includes a very affordable $6 million club option for 2011.


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