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Waiting game

No sources around the Royals and White Sox are talking about the proposed deal that would send Sox infielders Josh Fields and Chris Getz to Kansas City for infielder/outfielder Mark Teahen.

The story, first published in the New York Daily News on Thursday, said the deal was complete.

As Thursday came and went, though, there was no closure to the story.

The players and the agents who represent the players all were mystified by the lack of details that followed Bill Madden's story. The only conclusion I can come up with at this point is that both sides are still figuring out the economics of the deal. Teahen is scheduled to make somewhere in the neighborhood of $5 million in 2010 via arbitration, and Fields and Getz will make a combined $900,000.

The other parameter of the deal might be checking the medical status for Teahen, who had a sore wrist last season that limited his ability to hit the inside pitch, and Getz, who had minor surgery to repair a sports hernia in early October.