Fans, national media rebuke Royals for potential interest in signing Luke Heimlich
Since The Star's Vahe Gregorian wrote Sunday about the Royals' potential interest in signing Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich, there's been a steady amount of pushback from fans and some of the national media. The Royals are exploring the possibility of trying to sign Heimlich, who as a 15-year-old in 2012 pleaded guilty to a felony charge of molesting his 6-year-old niece. Heimlich was not picked in this month's draft, so he's available for any team to sign. Royals general manager Dayton Moore told Gregorian and a handful of other reporters on Monday that the organization "has constantly given players second and third chances."
source: Article 'Fans, national media rebuke Royals for potential interest in signing Luke Heimlich' by Pete Grathoff; www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article213905239.html; The Kansas City Star; 27 June 2018