Craig Calcaterra

Dayton Moore

Dayton Moore drove to St. Louis to give Ben Zobrist his World Series ring

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Ben Zobrist was a key member of the 2015 World Series champions. But he left the Royals via free agency in the offseason and now plays for the Cubs. The Royals got their World Series rings during their opening series against the Mets a couple of weeks ago. Zobrist, and players in his shoes, typically are sent their rings later. It happens.

Royals GM Dayton Moore, however, made a point to put a personal touch on the delivery of the ring to Zobrist. As in, he personally drove the ring four hours across Missouri to St. Louis where Zobrist and the Cubs are playing the Cardinals this week. The full story of that presentation can be read in the K.C. Star.

A very nice gesture from Moore and the Royals.

Someone put bubblegum on Jerry Sands’ hat

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I’m not sure what else you were expecting based on the headline, but that’s what happened.

Jacob deGrom will start Sunday

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Good news for Mets fans: Jacob deGrom, who has missed time due to the birth of his son, his son’s subsequent medical complications and, to some extent, some lat soreness, will start for the Mets Sunday against Atlanta.

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that deGrom hrew a 71-pitch simulated game at Port St. Lucie yesterday and that he felt fine afterward, clearing the way. Last week he had to cut a bullpen session short after experiencing some soreness. He also left his season debut early for the same reason.

Now, however, baby Jaxon deGrom is home with mom, deGrom himself can join his teammates in Atlanta for the weekend series and on Sunday he’ll take the hill once again.