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Royals turn down Braves’ Jair Jurrjens and Martin Prado offer

Jair Jurrjens

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens (49) waits on the mound for Washington Nationals starting pitcher Livan Hernandez (61) to round the bases after hitting a home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Atlanta, on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)


Mark Bowman of reported yesterday that the Braves were shopping Jair Jurrjens and Martin Prado, and had already talked to the Royals about a potential deal, but now Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star writes that those discussions have “stalled.”

According to Dutton the Royals expressed interest in Jurrjens and the Braves offered to include Prado along with him, but Kansas City balked at the asking price of outfield prospects Wil Myers and Lorenzo Cain.

Dutton speculates that they’d be willing to deal Cain, but Myers is probably off-limits. Which makes sense, because Cain is 25 years old and yet to get an extended shot in the majors, while Myers played this season at Double-A as a 20-year-old and is considered one of the top hitting prospects in baseball.