The Royals and Juan Cruz are reportedly closing in on a deal, ESPN.com's Buster Olney is reporting. The Royals will lose their second round pick to the Diamondbacks, as well as a sandwich pick between the first and second round. Cruz would be a huge addition to the Royals bullpen, along with Kyle Farnsworth, who signed a two year deal this offseason with the Royals.
With the additions of Mike Jacobs and Coco Crisp, the Royals have a lineup that finally has shape. With a leadoff hitter, four guys with the potential to hit 20 or more homeruns, and a solid up the middle tandem in Aviles and Callaspo, the Royals could make a serious run at the playoffs.
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