October 9, 2013 12:22 PM

Royals hope market cooperates in their efforts to retain Ervin Santana

It isn’t a foregone conclusion, Royals officials insist amid meetings this week, that veteran right-hander Ervin Santana is heading elsewhere in the free-agent market. “Look at what happened last year with Kyle Lohse,” one top club official said. “You never know what’s going to happen.”

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