Fans, national media rebuke Royals for potential interest in signing Luke Heimlich

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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