Royals shopping Luke Hochevar and Bruce Chen

The Royals are aggressively shopping right-handed starting pitcher Luke Hochevar and left-handed starting pitcher Bruce Chen in an attempt to free up salary to use to acquire pitching, according to’s Jeff Passan.

The Royals have already made two moves to improve the rotation, signing Jeremy Guthrie and trading for Ervin Santana.

However, the team is reportedly considering trading top prospect Wil Myers for either Jon Lester or James Shields, but budgetary limits are a potential roadblock to a deal.

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