December 11, 2013 5:16 PM

Royals still shopping but looking for safe investments

It’s easy to get caught up in the buzz of the holiday shopping season even as the baseball industry begins dispersing Thursday from its annual Winter Meetings. That includes the Royals, of course, even with their limited payroll flexibility. They remained linked to several free agents, including infielder Omar Infante and right-handed pitcher Jason Hammel.

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