Royals acquired INF/OF Ben Zobrist and cash considerations from the Athletics for RHP Aaron Brooks and LHP Sean Manaea.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Royals are set to acquire Ben Zobrist from the Athletics.
Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that the Athletics are "deep" in trade talks involving Ben Zobrist and a deal could happen soon.
Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals are planning to stay locked in on the Ben Zobrist trade talks "until the end."
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that there are "no active discussions" between the Mets and Athletics regarding Ben Zobrist.
Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that trade talks between the Mets and Athletics regarding Ben Zobrist have progressed.
WFAN's Eddie Coleman reports that the Mets are hesitant to trade for Ben Zobrist because they don't want to pick up the roughly $2-3 million remaining on his contract for the rest of the season.
Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pirates have asked about Ben Zobrist of the Athletics.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Mets are willing to overpay to acquire Ben Zobrist from the Athletics.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Athletics have "backed away from selling after winning more games recently."
According to John Harper of the New York Daily News, the Mets and A's have discussed a Ben Zobrist trade.
FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Nationals have a "high-level" scout watching the Athletics on Tuesday.
Ben Zobrist went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer Friday against the Angels.
Ben Zobrist is not in the Athletics' lineup Sunday.