Royals hire fired Cubs manager Sveum

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.