A day earlier, the Royals inked right-hander Chris Young to a two-year, $11.5 million deal. They also agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Joakim Soria, though that deal is pending a physical and likely won't be completed until late in the week.
Moore still insists the Royals haven't given up on signing Alex Gordon, though they were never really in the running for Ben Zobrist, who landed a four-year, $56 million deal with the Cubs on Tuesday night. Gordon's price tag likely will be much higher.
But even if the Royals aren't in the Gordon sweepstakes, Moore is confident he'll find a corner outfielder.
"We've got some things in the works," Moore said. "There are a couple of things. But the market is still developing in a lot of areas."
Moore indicated earlier on Tuesday that the Royals likely will fill one corner outfield spot internally with left-handed-hitting Jarrod Dyson. The other open corner spot -- if Gordon signs elsewhere -- could go to one of numerous free-agent outfielders on the market.
"It's very deep," Moore said. "There are 10 guys that could help you."
One name that has been linked to the Royals is Gerardo Parra, who to some degree fits their profile because he is a strong defender. But Parra is believed to be asking for a four-year deal, a commitment likely too long Kansas City.
Another possible scenario for the Royals would be to seek a short-term solution, much like they did last year with Alex Rios, who signed a one-year deal. They could reach a short-term solution via trade, too. The Royals always have liked Reds right fielder Jay Bruce, a strong defender who will be in the last year of his contract with a team option for 2017.