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Weekend Rumblings - News for March 3, 2018

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Hos returns as the enemy.

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Weekend Rumblings - News for March 3, 2018

Vahe Gregorian writes about the meaning of Eric Hosmer playing against the Royals.

“It’s nice to see him,” said Royals catcher Sal Perez, who lives near Hosmer in Florida in the offseason and has been in contact with him regularly. “But to be honest with you guys, a little sad to see him on a different team.”

Paulo Orlando wants to represent Brazil in the Royals’ starting lineup.

“If I’m healthy, I can help the team and help the team wins games, so I just try to be healthy this year and see how I can do it,” Orlando said.

Blaine Boyer is still trying to prove himself at age 36.

“He’s a strike thrower,” manager Ned Yost said. “He looked tremendous yesterday in batting practice and you really don’t put too much stock in that, but I mean as a veteran it just kind of reinforces what you already know. That his stuff is still really, really good and that he still competes his tail off which is interesting to see.”

Burch Smith makes his case for the roster.

“I felt good, health-wise,” he said. “But I have to throw more strikes with all my pitches. Got to be better.”

Terrance Gore is hoping to be more than a pinch-runner.

“I just see Terrance Gore continuing to grow,” manager Ned Yost said. “We wanted to throw a party when he got that first [Spring Training] hit. I wasn’t sure he’d ever get a hit. He was all speed back then.”

Your Kyle Zimmer update:

Danny Duffy really loves dogs.

The White Sox are keeping in touch with Mike Moustakas.

Lorenzo Cain can’t believe Moose is still unsigned.

How baseball teams are trying to creatively work around the new mound meeting limitation rule.

Would adding Jake Arrieta give the Nationals the best rotation in baseball?

David Schoenfield argues the real reason the Rays and Pirates aren’t winning is they are failing to produce talent.

Thomas Boswell warns of labor trouble ahead.

Player tracking data presents for touchy subjects during contract negotiations.

Former Royals catcher Gregg Zaun, who was fired from Blue Jays broadcasts, is starting a Youtube show called “Manalyst TV”.

A college baseball coach gets fired after telling a recruit they won’t take players from Colorado over the state’s marijuana legalization.

ESPN stands by its story on Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller discussing a payment to a player, despite other reports refuting it.

Gymnast Aly Raisman sues the USOC over the sexual abuse scandal.

A winter storm caused “pretty much everyone” on a plane to throw up.

Twitter’s CEO admits the company didn’t understand the online abuse problem.

So what exactly was Luke’s plan to rescue Han Solo in Return of the Jedi?

Your song of the day is Charlie Parker with I Remember You.