Yost leaves Royals’ decision on Heimlich to GM but says ‘I believe in second chances’

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June 25, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Major League Baseball: Kansas City Royals

As Royals general manager Dayton Moore explores the possibility of signing Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich, he won’t receive any pushback from his manager.

The final determination on the potential pursuit of Heimlich, who as a 15-year-old in 2012 pleaded guilty to a felony charge of molesting his 6-year-old niece, will fall to Moore and his front office. Royals manager Ned Yost referred to himself as something of an outsider to the vetting process that Moore will conduct in the coming days and weeks.

Yost’s reaction to the possibility, therefore, was in a more general sense.

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