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Royals Rumblings - News for May 16, 2016

We aren't opting out.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Royals Rumblings - News for May 16, 2016

Don't expect big changes for the Royals.

But, here’s one element that pushes the stress and the blood pressure, the underlying reason for many of those late nights and a truism of the 2016 Royals that club officials have understood since the beginning: There are no major fixes coming. Not from the outside, anyway. This team is the team, for better or for worse.

"I know there’s a lot of people up there working with Dayton (Moore, the Royals’ general manager), trying to figure out ways to make the team better," first baseman Eric Hosmer says. "But especially as one of the leaders on the team, you have to make sure everybody’s focused on what’s going on in here."

John Viril at Kings of Kauffman thinks Braves outfielder Nick Markakis would look good in Royals blue.

Kris Medlen gets some good news from his MRI.

The test revealed a Grade 1 strain of his right rotator cuff. "Some slight inflammation," Medlen said. "It shouldn’t be anything too serious … pretty mild compared to what it could have been."

Former Royals GM John Schuerholz thinks the Royals have the recipe for a sustainable contender.

"It’s possible (to stay strong) once you’ve put yourself in the position that they have," Schuerholz said. "Where you’ve built the infrastructure, you’ve built a platform, you’ve built a program. You have a plan, you have the people. They’re the right people, they’re empowered, they’re trusted, they’re out working … all with the same focus and the same goals and the same perspective."

How Danny Duffy got gnar'd.

Omaha pitchers Brian Duensing and David Huff have both asked to opt-out of their minor league contracts.

Negro League Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick did an"Ask Me Anything" on Reddit.

Rougned Odor punches Jose Bautista in the face, becomes favorite non-Royals player in Kansas City.

Indians outfielder Michael Brantley is out again with a shoulder injury.

The Cards are sticking with Aldemys Diaz, even though his glove continues to hurt them.

Suspended players seek answers for unexplained drug test results.

A Houston paper apologizes for quoting Carlos Gomez' broken English.

Do hitters focus more in late innings?

Who are the best players left available in NFL free agency?

TPC Sawgrass greens were terrible, leading to high scores at the Players Championship.

The unhealthy truth behind "clean eating."

The six hour workday works in Europe, why not in America?

Mark Cuban was asked to run as a third party Presidential candidate.

Your song of the day is Galantis with "Peanut Butter Jelly."