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Royals Rumblings - News for August 7, 2018

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Dayton gets the vote of confidence from the boss.

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Royals Rumblings - News for August 7, 2018

David Glass gives Ned Yost the old vote of confidence.

“He absolutely does have my support,” Glass said. “We all need to, myself and the fans, hang with Dayton. He built us into a [World Series] champion before and I am certain he will do so again. I think he’s the best GM in the business.”...

“When I look at it, I see Dayton rebuilding it with the idea of sustaining that success over a long period,” Glass said. “He’s really focused on stuffing the pipeline with talent so there doesn’t have to be a winning period and then dropping off to a losing period. He wants to sustain the success and you do that by really focusing on continuously stocking the system.”

And how long does Glass believe it will be before the Royals are contenders again?

”I think by 2020, we’ll be right in the middle of it again,” Glass said.

Ned Yost talks about how Chicago’s Javier Baez hurt the Royals last night.

“If you don’t throw this guy a strike, he is still going to attack,” manager Ned Yost said. “You don’t have to throw this guy a strike. ... He’s just dangerous. He’s like Salvy. You just never know. He’ll swing at pitches way out of the zone. But if you make (mistakes) he’ll drive it out of the ballpark.”

Ben Zobrist heard cheers in his return to Kansas City.

“It’s a special place for me,” Zobrist, 37, said. “It holds a special place in my heart and in our family’s heart.”

Maria Torres of the Kansas City Star tracks Rosell Herrera’s winding road to Kansas City.

But the detours didn’t stop there. A demotion back to the Reds’ Class AAA affiliate in Louisville followed after 13 at-bats in a month’s time. The Reds, then the worst team in the National League, cut him loose on June 1 less than two weeks later. The Royals, his third organization in six months, claimed him off waivers the next day.

Even after all that, Herrera sat smiling in the Royals’ clubhouse at Target Field on Saturday afternoon. He felt at home, he said. Like family.

“I feel really good, all thanks to God,” he told The Star in Spanish.

The Pirates acquire shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from the Rays.

The A’s acquire pitcher Mike Fiers from the Tigers.

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