Thursday Roundup: Royals out of dough? 

December, 19, 2013
12/19/13
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ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick says that the Kansas City Royals don't have the resources to bring back free agent pitcher Ervin Santana, even if he ends up lowering his personal price tag. "The (salary) designated for Santana has already gone to free agents Jason Vargas and Omar Infante."

Meanwhile, another player with a qualifying offer attached, Kendrys Morales, may end up being courted by the Baltimore Orioles. According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the major hurdle in getting a deal done, however, is the loss of a draft pick that the Orioles would have to cope with should they sign the former Seattle player. The New York Mets, whose first round pick is protected, may also be interested.