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Royals Rumblings - News for May 31, 2021

Memorial Day.

Alcides Escobar hitting a home run for Omaha on Saturday.
Minda Haas Kuhlmann

Abbreviated Rumblings today, in anticipation of abbreviated site traffic. Thank you for stopping by!

Cuban infielder Cesar Prieto has presumably defected, and has been in hiding since Thursday.

The Detroit Tigers are bad, and yet they swept the Yankees.

Speaking of AL Central sweeps, the Pale Hoes swept Baltimore on the back of a great Lucas Giolito game.

Old friend Mike Montgomery will opt out of the minors deal he’s on with the Yankees.

[CW: domestic violence] Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna was arrested on Saturday for domestic violence charges that included strangulation. I mention that detail because strangulation is often a precursor to lethal violence. [/end CW]

The Mets are set to activate Pete Alonso.

LeBron James: still got it.

Naomi Osaka was fined $15k for declining to do a press conference during the French Open.

Impostor Syndrome is more common than many people realize.

Researchers in Vietnam have identified a highly transmissible coronavirus variant.

Costco is bringing back free samples in 170 locations next month.

SOTD: Big Freedia’s rendition of ‘Judas’ by Lady Gaga.