The Royals concede they may have to trade outfielder Johnny Damon. The Royals have offered Damon a five-year contract worth 32-million dollars, but Damon and his agent, the difficult Scott Boras, have declined to respond. Damon prefers to test free agency at the end of the 2001 season. The Royals say they may have to trade Damon to avoid getting only draft picks in return if Damon walks as a free agent.