November 11, 2013 2:14 PM

Royals ready to move on to other pitching targets if Santana departs

The Hot Stove rumor mill swings into high gear this week as the general managers gather in Orlando, Fla., for their annual meetings. For the Royals, the priorities are clear: They need to retain or replace Ervin Santana as the No. 2 starter. If Santana departs, as expected, signs point to the Royals targeting right-handers Tim Hudson (pictured), Phil Hughes and Josh Johnson as possible replacements.

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