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Goodbye, Kelvin.

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Royals Rumblings - News for June 19, 2018

Vahe Gregorian gets the reaction from Kelvin Herrera upon being traded.

“This is a moment that I was not expecting,” said Herrera, his eyes misting up and adding, “This is a moment that I never, like, want to see it.”...

“It’s always fun (to compete for championships), but I was born and raised as a player here and this is tough right now,” said Herrera, who repeatedly thanked Royals fans and the Royals “for the opportunity they (gave) me to achieve my dreams.”

Royals fans say goodbye to Kelvin.

Pete Grathoff covers the top five moments of Kelvin’s Royals career.

Ned Yost talks about handling Alcides Escobar upon the promotion of Adalberto Mondesi.

Escobar came into Monday’s game hitting .206 with a .253 on-base percentage. He also was in the midst of a 2-for-41 stretch.

”Who isn’t in a slump right now?” Yost asked, pointing to the team’s .183 average in June. “I’m not going to single anyone out.”

Yost also was asked if Escobar continues to play because he has the longest active starting streak in the Major Leagues, a streak that reached 405 games on Monday.

”No,” Yost said.

Dayton Moore didn’t expect to be this bad, this soon.

The Royals signed supplemental pick Kris Bubic, a pitcher out of Stanford.

Royals’ first-round pick Brady Singer struggled in the College World Series opener.

Juan Soto managed to hit a home run in a game that was five days before his MLB debut.

Is Bryce Harper playing his way out of a $400 million deal?

Lorenzo Cain is still getting better.

Jayson Stark looks at how expansion could lead to realignment.

Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks is more than just a pretty fastball.

A history of pulling pitchers in the middle of no-hitters.

Eduardo Escobar is another success story of the launch revolution.

How Moneyball changed baseball forever.

There once was a World Cup match so awful, FIFA had to investigate it.

A Boston Globe columnist is suspended for three months for fabricating stories about the Boston Marathon bombing.

“Gaming disorder” is recognized as a mental condition, but there is reason to be skeptical.

Warner Brothers is starting to crack down on Harry Potter fan events.

A ranking of Pixar movies.

Your song of the day is The Knocks (featureing Foster the People) with Ride Or Die.