As Jon Heyman wrote Wednesday afternoon the Rangers have spoken to the White Sox about Alex Rios.

Here's another team that has shown some interest in Rios: the Royals.

The Royals have been talked about more as a possible trade-deadline seller and sources have said they would at least listen if teams want to discuss pitcher Ervin Santana. But the Royals have also been looking to add looking particularly at under-control players who would fill their needs in right field or at second base.

Rios is signed through next year with an option for 2015 so he fits in that way. A deal could be complicated by the fact that the two teams are in the same division. It's not clear how much they have talked.