KC Star Tuesday:
*Shortstop Andres Blanco became a free agent when he was sent outright off the Royals' 40-man roster. Injuries limited Blanco, 23, to 30 minor-league games in 2007. He batted .252 in 78 big-league games over the previous three years.
Blanco is still young enough to be a prospect, but you know exactly what you'll get. A light hitting defensive player. Great arm, good bunter.
Nothing against Blanco, but it's a good time for KC to cut bait here. Too many soft hitting SS.