Trey Hillman Pregame Media Session: May 29

Could have been better

Manager Trey Hillman was still feeling the sting from his one-game suspension, which he served during Wednesday’s game against the Detroit Tigers.  “I am still a little ticked off, I have a real problem with a game or games being taken away from me,” Hillman said.  He also went on to say he was not a big fan of having his own personal off day, “I absolutely did not enjoy being away from the guys, I did not like my day off,” Trey stated.  He went on to say that he spoke to the appropriate people in charge of his situation, but to this day does not understand how his suspension came to be so, and that he wished he “had his day in court”. 

Behind the Scenes at the “K”

A Royals Insider reporter asked Hillman, “What do we need to know about the amazing front office staff that assists him everyday with his daily routines and schedules?”

  “Well, when you have people like Mike (Mike Swanson, Vice President of Communications and Broadcasting) and Dave (Dave Holtzman, Director of Media Relations) it can get real easy around here,” Hillman said.  “The things that I struggle with in my day-to-day operations are made amazingly simple with the help of the front office staff that they have in place, I enjoy being around these people, if I didn’t, it would get real weird around here,” Trey said.  “You have to have a tremendous amount of trust with the individuals you work with everyday, and we have that here, on the field and in the front office,” Trey exclaimed.  Hillman finished by saying, “You have to like being around the same people everyday, and I can genuinely say, I like being around the staff they have assembled here.”  Keep an eye out for a future episode of Royals Insider which features this piece.

MISC.

Coco Crisp continues to be day-to-day, and is not in the line-up tonight against the Chicago White Sox.  Joakim Soria had terrific velocity Wednesday in his rehab stint down in Arizona, however location was somewhat of a problem for Soria.  He will be monitored and is on schedule to pitch tomorrow with a pitch count not exceeding 25 pitches. 

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