Don't bet on it, says FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, who says the Royals have no plans to move him despite fielding calls. The reasons are many, but start with Soria's club options for 2012, 2013 and 2014. The righty would would make $6 million in 2012, $8 million in 2013 and $8.75 million in 2014 if all options were picked up.
Since being selected in the Rule 5 draft, Soria has been one of the team's best closers and at just age 26 could convert back to the starting rotation easily, but it appears the Royals won't pursue that avenue.
In addition to the club options, Soria enjoys K.C. and sets a good example for other pitchers. Given there will be quite an infusion of young pitching over the next few seasons, Soria could play an important role in the transition.
-- Evan Brunell