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AL Central Notes: Royals rumors, Tigers interested in Cashner

The latest from around the AL Central.

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A year after winning the World Series, the Royals might be in a position to sell in advance of the non-waiver trade deadline, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.

If the Royals remain at or around five-hundred, they could consider moving Kelvin Herrera, Edinson Volquez and Wade Davis and might be open to trading Lorenzo Cain, according to Heyman.

Davis has proven to be a valuable reliever, pitching in a setup role the last two seasons and currently closing games with Greg Holland on the disabled list. He has a $10 million team option for next season and could be an option for the Nationals, who Heyman reports have expressed interest in Davis.

Herrera is under control through 2018 and could be available if Kansas City can’t gain ground quickly.

More from around the American League Central:

  • Detroit is considering a trade for San Diego starter Andrew Cashner but might be hesitant because of his impending free agent status.

  • While talks don’t appear to be serious, the Indians have been linked to Padres outfielder Melvin Upton.

  • Chicago’s front office isn’t open to adding rental players to help the club reach the postseason this fall.

  • Kansas City could be considered a bubble team and as a result, selling might make the most sense.

Standings ‘as of writing’:

Indians 56-40 —GB

Tigers 51-46 5.5 GB

Royals 48-48 8.0 GB

White Sox 46-50 10.0 GB

Twins 36-60 20.0 GB