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3 Tampa Bay Rays Trade Targets While Battling Injuries

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Target #1 - Andrew Benintendi

Outfielder Andrew Benintendi has had a career year with the Kansas City Royals in 2022, and classifies both as a stopgap for the club and key contributor come October.

The Royals outfielder is slashing .298/.363/.396 with 3 HR and 25 RBI for one of the worst offenses in baseball. The top prospect in all of baseball in 2017, his career has not lived up to the promise he once had, but has carved out a role as a borderline All-Star caliber player this season.

With Kansas City heading toward another lost season and Benintendi an impending free agent, the club would be open to offloading the outfielder in order to deepen their farm system. Luckily for the Royals, the Rays have plenty of prospects to go around.

President of Baseball Operations Erik Neander should be on the phone with Royals brass today looking to secure a deal for the streaking outfielder.

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