Kansas City Royals Potential Non-Tender Targets

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Among the various needs the Kansas City Royals currently have, they need a lot of help with their pitching staff. Could some of the players that were non-tendered be a fit for the Royals?

This past Wednesday, the deadline for teams to tender a contract to those players who were eligible for arbitration passed by. Most notable players were kept, but there were a few interesting names left available. Even the Kansas City Royals allowed an intriguing player to hit free agency in Greg Holland, although with the hopes that he could be brought back on a two or three year deal since he will may not pitch in 2016.

With the Royals having numerous needs throughout their pitching staff, and quite a few holes to fill on their roster, it makes sense that Dayton Moore could look for a few cost effective options to fill out the rotation and the bullpen. Such a strategy has worked over the past few years, with players like Edinson Volquez, Ryan Madson and Kris Medlen among the multitude of hits for Moore and the Royals front office.

Fortunately, there are quite a few players available who, for various reasons, could fit into that category of being potential bargains for a thrifty general manager. So, let us take a look at a few pitchers that could fit the Royals, be it in the starting rotation or in relief.

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