The Royals could be looking to add an outfielder to their roster in the near future.
Kansas City is showing interest in former Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton, according to MLB.com.
— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) December 6, 2018
The Athletic also reported the Royals have looked into trading for Hamilton in the past and he fits the team’s “stated profile of ‘action-type’ players.”
Hamilton, a second-round draft pick of the Reds in 2009, became a free agent last week after he was non-tendered by Cincinnati following a season in which he hit .236/.299/.327 with 34 steals in 153 games.
The 28-year-old was entering his final year of arbitration with the Reds, and MLB.com notes it was hard for the Reds to justify his $4.6 million salary in 2018.
Hamilton owns a .245/.298/.333 slash line with 277 stolen bases in 690 career games.