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Royals Rumblings - News for November 11, 2016

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Royals Rumblings - News for November 11, 2016

Is Dayton Moore about to shake up this roster?

Moore may have inadvertently fueled the early rumor mill by suggesting at season's end that he might "shake things up" with the roster.

"It's very incumbent on us to make sure we listen to opportunities presented to us for the future of our organization, immediate and long term," Moore said. "When you have the highest payroll in the history of the Royals [in 2016] and you win 81 games. … You can look at that and say certain players had down years, and we weren't healthy, and yes, that's all true. But when you don't reach your level of expectation, you have to re-evaluate."

Dayton expects Alex Gordon and Chris Young to bounce back next year.

"I think health will certainly dictate that going forward, especially with Alex and Chris," Moore said. "Of course, Chris was fighting through some [injuries] all season, and he had a huge workload for us in 2015 in a variety of roles.

"I believe because they are competitors, they will be prepared going into 2017 to come back and perform well."

Scott Boras says that Greg Holland will not have another workout for teams.

"We've got a grand number of teams -- well more than half the teams in baseball -- that are very interested in Greg Holland.

"He's not going to be throwing again. I think teams saw him throw in the low 90s, and he's doing really well. They just want to see he's healthy. I think everyone knows what Greg Holland can do. He's an elite closer. He's got four months to go before Spring Training. They just wanted to see he was ready to go."

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