Found October 03, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Royals manager Ned Yost looked to his past Thursday after deciding to shake up his coaching staff by dismissing third-base coach Eddie Rodriguez and bench coach Chino Cadahia. Yost tapped Dale Sveum fired earlier this week as manager of the Chicago Cubs to fill one of two vacancies. Whether Sveum will serve as bench coach or infield coach will be determined later. “He’s a superb infield coach” Yost said. “He’s been a third-base and a bench coach for me. He was also a hitting coach at Milwaukee and he excelled at all of those positions.” Sveum 49 served three seasons under Yost in Milwaukee and stepped in as interim manager when Yost was fired late in the 2008 season. Sveum spent the last two years as the Cubs’ manager. “You don’t want to get out of the game” Sveum said earlier this week “unless you want to be away for a long time. I love baseball and love being a part of it.” Yost said the rest of his staff will return for 2014: Pitching coach Dave Eiland hitting coach Pedro Grifo

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 299: Was the Royals` Season a Success?/October`s Best Non-Kershaw Starter by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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