Royals Have Discussed Beckham, Kendrick

The Royals, looking for upgrades in second base and right field, have had discussions about Gordon Beckham of the White Sox and Howie Kendrick of the Angels, according to sources.

There was no indication Tuesday that the Royals were close on a deal for either player, or any other trade, for that matter. While they still won’t completely rule out dealing starter Ervin Santana, Santana was still scheduled to pitch Tuesday night against the Twins as the Royals try to extend their six-game winning streak.