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Royals trade rumors: Athletics interested in Jarrod Dyson

Kansas City seems open to moving veterans at the Winter Meetings.

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Kansas City seems open to moving veterans on its roster at the Winter Meetings, and the Athletics are interested in center fielder Jarrod Dyson, according to Joel Sherman of The New York Post.

The Orioles and Rangers are also thought to be among the teams interested, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman.

Dyson, 32, has emerged as one of the best defensive center fielders in the game. Over 107 games last season, he batted .278/.340/.388 with one home run and 25 RBIs. He has also proven to be a valuable asset on the base paths, stealing at least 26 bases in each of the last five seasons.

Though Dyson is eligible for free agency in 2018, he is still a rather affordable option. He is entering his third year of arbitration and will receive a raise from his $3.4 millon 2016 salary.

The Athletics have a tendency to prefer outfielders who play plus defense and could consider trading for Dyson as a result.