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Royals DFA Billy Hamilton


The Kansas City Royals have designated Billy Hamilton for assignment.

You’re heard the phrase “that’s what speed do?” Well, Hamilton is a living example of what having only speed do: makes it really hard for you to stick on a big league roster.

Hamilton has had an absolutely dreadful year in Kansas City, hitting .211/.275/.269. He has 13 stolen bases because he’s fast, but when you don’t get on base very often and don’t hit for any power, wheels are pretty meaningless. Of course, that’s been the thing with Hamilton ever since he broke into the bigs. At age 28 has has regressed rather than made any progress in his game over the years.

He’ll likely clear waivers and could possibly latch onto a team who really needs a pinch runner-type down the stretch, but if you’re getting dumped by the 2019 Royals, it’s understandable that your options may be limited.

Wil Myers fainted at a charity event last night

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Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports that San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers fainted at Kirby Yates‘ charity event last night.

Myers was admitted to a local hospital and underwent a series of tests, but all came back normal and he feels fine today. The team believes it may have been a matter of Myers being dehydrated and that he should available to play in tomorrow night’s game against the Dodgers.