The Kansas City Royals and Manager Ned Yost announced today that the contract of hitting coach Kevin Seitzer will not be renewed for the 2013 season. The remainder of the coaching staff will return next season: bench coach Chino Cadahia, pitching coach Dave Eiland, first base coach Rusty Kuntz and third base coach Eddie Rodriguez.
The Royals will also need to fill the bullpen coach position after naming Steve Foster the club’s Special Assistant to GM/Minor League Pitching Coordinator on August 31. The Royals plan to hire a hitting coach and a bullpen coach as a later date.
The Royals hit .265 as a team, good for fourth in the American League according to BaseballReference.com. The Royals were 13th in home run and 14th in walks and strikeouts. Two of the teams up and coming stars Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas will need to up their batting averages if this team wants to improve on their 72-90 record. Hosmer hit .232 and Moustakas .242.