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Royals fans lament Brett Eibner’s haircut, but he has a good reason

Brett Eibner was greeted in the dugout after scoring on a single by Cheslor Cuthbert in the sixth inning of Saturday’s game against Seattle.
Brett Eibner was greeted in the dugout after scoring on a single by Cheslor Cuthbert in the sixth inning of Saturday’s game against Seattle. jsleezer@kcstar.com

This may have escaped your notice during the Royals’ 5-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday, but outfielder Brett Eibner looked a little different.

Since you asked, there is a simple reason.

“It was getting pretty hot,” Eibner said. “It’s pretty hot outside.”

So there you have it. Still, there was quite a bid of sadness about his new look. Here is a sampling:

It wasn’t all gloom and doom among Royals fans.

On a serious note, the starting outfield for the Royals was Whit Merrifield in left, Paulo Orlando in center and Eibner in right. That was the outfield for Class AAA Omaha last Aug. 1.

Three guys who came up through the system together got the start Saturday and Eibner approved.

“It is cool, for sure, especially with the outfield is normally with (Alex) Gordon and (Lorenzo) Cain, two guys who are All-Star players and have been a fixture on this team,” Eibner said. “I was just glad we were able to go out there and contribute. It is pretty cool.”

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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