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Royals search for a situational left-hander for ‘pen

Not much cooking for the Royals as Tuesday’s second day of the Winter Meetings wound down.

“It’s been slow, it really has,” general manager Dayton Moore said.

A search for a situational left-handed reliever isn’t likely to be resolved through a free-agent signing.

“I think it’s going to have to come through a trade or within, from the guys we currently have on the roster, whether it be Tim Collins or Everett Teaford or Ryan Verdugo or Aaron Laffey. Those are guys who are going to get long looks in Spring Training,” Moore said. “Every single one of those pitchers has options so if we acquire somebody who gives us more depth or is more of lock at the Major League level it’s something we would look at. But, as I’ve said, it’s not an easy ‘get.’ “

The Royals haven’t been shy in contacting other clubs about possibilities for deals. “We’ve talked to basically all of them – either myself or one of our people have touched base with everybody,” Moore said.

–Dick Kaegel.

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