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Royals Rumblings - News for July 31, 2017

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Royals Rumblings - News for July 31, 2017

Ned Yost credits the offense for not giving up.

"We just kept grinding, just keep grinding the at-bats. It's just kind of typical of our success. The big guys are getting on base, and [Alcides Escobar] and Gordon, who struggled so much at the beginning of the year, come up with huge hits."

The Royals say Melky Cabrera will play mostly right-field with Jorge Bonifacio moving to DH, although they will shift things around as need be.

“The important thing is to focus on how he’s going to lengthen our lineup,” Moore said of Cabrera. “The fact is that we were searching for a hitter that could hit at the top of the order and get everybody in a more comfortable spot in the order.”

Yost credits the Glass family for doing what it takes to win.

"It just shows you how much [owner] Mr. [David] Glass and Dayton are committed to giving us everything that we need," Yost said. "Not only us, but the city. Giving us all everything that we can use to try to win."

Terrance Gore gets shipped out to make room Melky Cabrera.

Haha, okay Jim Bowden.

Former Royals GM John Schuerholz is inducted into the Hall of Fame, along with Ivan Rodriguez, Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Bud Selig.

Lee May, a former Royals first baseman and hitting coach, dies at age 74.

Lee Judge writes why Mike Moustakas reaching 30 home runs is more impressive than you think.

Bruce Rondon denies he plunked Mike Moustakas on purpose.

The Royals may be interested in Dan Straily, but the price tag is high.

The Twins trade Jaime Garcia to the Yankees a week after acquiring him.

Jonathan Lucroy heads to the Rockies.

The Astros are interested in Lance Lynn, who the Royals have also been linked to.

Madison Bumgarner may not regain his velocity.

Major League Baseball will begin the 2019 and 2020 seasons in Asia and London.

The new CBA will crack down on shenanigans to get around international bonus pool limits.

Grant Brisbee writes about the 20th anniversary of a terrible trade that sent Heathcliff Slocumb to Seattle.

Claire Smith becomes the first woman honored with the Spink Award for baseball writing.

Doug Glanville believes Jessica Mendoza and other women should have a chance to call games.

The Chiefs try to get past Tamba Hali’s Twitter rant.

Some non-crazy Kyrie Irving trade ideas.

The Navy made a water vessel using a 3-D printer.

Why smart people may be more prone to stereotyping.

Why Rick and Morty is one of the best shows on TV.

Your song of the day is Bruce Springsteen with Jack of All Trades.