From Bob Dutton
"Shortstop Angel Berroa's ongoing struggles have the Royals working overtime to find an alternative. Club officials are believed to have put together of list of 20 or more trade candidates for evaluation and discussion purposes.
No deal appears imminent, but officials with other clubs say the Royals show a growing urgency to make some sort of move before they open the regular season April 2 against Boston at Kauffman Stadium.
General manager Dayton Moore declined to confirm the search beyond saying: "We're always looking for opportunities to make our team better."
The Royals' preference, from all appearances, is to land a utility player capable of playing shortstop until they decide whether minor-league prospect Angel Sanchez represents a viable long-term solution."
"Possible trade targets include Colorado's Clint Barmes and Toronto's John McDonald unless the Royals can pry loose a high-end prospect such as Erick Aybar or Brandon Wood of the Los Angeles Angels."