The Kansas City Royals hired Dale Sveum to handle infield
instruction and other coaching duties, three days after he was
fired as manager of the Chicago Cubs.
The Royals also announced Thursday that the contracts of third
base coach Eddie Rodriguez and bench coach Chino Cadahia were not
renewed. Cadahia had been on personal leave to attend to a family
matter late in the season, and will be offered another opportunity
within the organization.
Sveum is expected to take over one of the in-game
responsibilities handled by Rodriguez or Cadahia. The Royals will
announce that decision at a later date.
Sveum spent six years on the coaching staff in Milwaukee,
including three with Royals manager Ned Yost, before taking over
the Cubs. He went 65-93 this season, leaving his career record
126-194 as a major league manager.