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Hall of Famer George Brett has been appointed the Kansas City Royals' interim hitting coach as part of a shakeup aimed at pulling the struggling team out of its skid.
The team announced the move before Thursday night's game in St. Louis.
Brett has helped the Royals in spring training for years, but has turned down full-time job offers - including opportunities to manage - because he didn't want to deal with the daily grind.
The Royals, mired in an eight-game losing streak, haven't scored more than three runs in their last six games. They're near the bottom of the league in runs, walks, homers, RBIs and just about every other hitting metric.
Brett replaces Jack Maloof and Andre David, who have been reassigned to the minor league organization.
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Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie helped the grounds crew get the field ready during a long rain delay in the ninth inning of Thursday night's game at Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Guthrie started the game and pitched six innings, giving up only two runs, but was still in position to take the loss after eight innings until the Royals took him off the...
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The Royals announced on Thursday that George Brett will return to the team's bench for the first time since he retired in 1993.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Near the top of the frustration list for Kansas City Royals fans is the complete lack of power from the team's lineup over the last two years.
The Royals finished tied for last in 2012 in home runs with just 131, and perhaps not coincidentally, they were 12th in runs scored.
So, manager Ned Yost decided a switch in hitting philosophy was in order. Out went...
Your browser does not support iframes.The Royals and Cardinals were up "burning the midnight oil" Thursday night.The intrastate rivals played deep into the early morning hours of Friday after a pair of lengthy rain delays pushed the game's ending to around three o'clock local time. The game itself took just 2 hours and 27 minutes while the two delays combined to...
And so it goes when a team is cemented in a funk: Instead of a new hero each night who secures a victory, there is virtually a new culprit instead who contributes heavily toward a defeat.
Wednesday night it was right-hander Aaron Crow, who entered the eighth inning with a somewhat comfortable 3-1 against St. Louis. But Crow spit back the lead quickly and thoroughly...
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The Kansas City Royals have a new hitting coach. George Brett spent all 21 of his major league seasons with the Kansas City Royals and finished his career with a .305/.369/.487 line. Brett retired with 3,154 hits and 317 home runs in 2,707 games.
Brett will be tasked to turn around a team which began the season with high expectations but has struggled of late...
My poor Kansas City Royals. They are in historically bad slump – which as any Royals fan in the last 25+ years will tell you, is really saying something. They have lost eight in a row, and 19 of their last 23. After spending most of April in first place, they are now in last. The post Top Ten Ways to Help the Royals Win Again appeared first on No Coast Bias.
The Royals and Cardinals should have known something was up when the first pitch was delayed an hour by rain.
The game moved quickly after that - right up until the top of the ninth inning, with the Royals leading and the rain back in force. Umpire crew chief Joe West had a decision to make.
With the game the last one between the two teams this season, a new rule added this year...
According to Bob Dutton of Royals Report, the Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Atahualpa Severino from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations.
#Royals trade AAA Omaha Atahualpa Severino to Pittsburgh for cash considerations. Will be assigned to AAA Indianapolis.
— Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report) May 31, 2013
Severino is a left-handed pitcher who has pitched 4.2 innings in...
Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie was ready to get the show on the road after 5 1/2 hours of rain delay during Thursday’s (better yet, Friday—the game ended at 3AM) game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Guthrie landed the Cardinals grounds crew a hand while wearing his ‘Got Swag’ T-shirt.
This 7-year old looks just like Chris Farley, but it is his epic freakout over a foul ball at a Kansas City Royals game that has us cracking up in the best kind of way.
ST. LOUIS (AP) Jeff Francoeur and Eric Hosmer combined for three RBIs in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen and the Kansas City Royals spoiled Michael Wacha's almost spotless debut, snapping an eight-game losing streak with a rain-delayed 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
Hall of Famer George Brett's debut as interim batting...
ARLINGTON, Tex. (AP) -- The Texas Rangers' offense got in gear and they ended their longest losing streak of the season.
After much delay, so did the Kansas City Royals, who still need to improve their offense under interim hitting coach George Brett.
The AL West-leading Rangers and Royals meet for the first time this season Friday night in Arlington.
Losers of three straight...
Stats from May 29th vs Royals
- the Cardinals won their 6th straight against the Royals their longest streak against the Royals is 7 (2003-2005)
- the Cardinals 6 straight interleague wins are tied for 2nd most in franchise history
CARDINALS LONGEST INTERLEAGUE WIN STREAKS
2004-2005 12 STRAIGHT
- Matt Adams was in a 1-for-18...