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Royals name Wakamatsu and Jirschele to coaching staff

The Royals have named former Seattle Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu and long-time Omaha manager Mike Jirschele to the Major League coaching staff.  Wakamatsu will serve as the Royals’ bench coach and catching instructor after working as a special assignment scout for the New York Yankees during the 2013 season. Jirschele, who has managed KC’s Triple-A affiliate in Omaha since 2003, will carry the title of Major League coach.  Dale Sveum, who was added to the Major League staff on October 3, will serve as third base coach and also oversee infield instruction.

With the most recent hires, the Royals have finalized their coaching staff for the 2014 season. Wakamatsu, Jirschele and Sveum will join manager Ned Yost’s coaching staff along with returnees Dave Eiland (pitching), Pedro Grifol (hitting), Rusty Kuntz (first base/outfield/baserunning) and Doug Henry (bullpen). Head athletic trainer Nick Kenney and the entire Royals’ training staff will also return for the 2014 season.

Royals add Dale Sveum to coaching staff

The Royals today announced they have added Dale Sveum to the 2014 coaching staff. The former manager of the Chicago Cubs will be in charge of infield instruction while his in-game responsibilities will be determined at a later date. The Royals also announced that the major league coaching contracts of Chino Cadahia and Eddie Rodriguez have not been renewed, with Cadahia offered an opportunity to be reassigned within the organization.

Sveum, 49, spent the last two seasons as the manager of the Chicago Cubs, after six years on the coaching staff of the Milwaukee Brewers, including three years with current Royals’ manager Ned Yost. An infielder during his 12-year major league career, Sveum served as both third base and bench coach during his time with Milwaukee. He also spent two seasons (2004-05) as the third base coach for the Boston Red Sox, including their World Series title year of 2004. Sveum’s playing career spanned Milwaukee (1986-91), Philadelphia (1992), Chicago White Sox (1992), Oakland (1993), Seattle (1994), Pittsburgh (1996-97, 1999) and the New York Yankees (1998).

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