Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 11/17/14
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- George Brett said from the moment he took the job as hitting coach on May 30 that he would do it only on an interim basis. True to his word, Brett stepped down from the position Thursday after nearly 60 days on the job. Brett will return to his previous position as Royals vice president of baseball operations. Pedro Grifol, who had been working with Brett in coaching the hitters, now will assume the position of hitting coach. "My lifelong passion after playing was not to be a hitting coach," Brett said in a statement. "But Dayton asked me if I would consider it, and I did, but only on the promise that it would be on an interim basis. "There is a ton of talent here, and doing this for almost two months has prepared me to be a better adviser to Dayton and his staff. This has been an unbelievable experience for me, and now I'm energized to contribute more to this organization as I return to my non-uniformed role." Under Brett, the Royals continued to languish ...
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