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Kelvin Herrera and Alex Rios have almost fully recovered from their chickenpox illness, and would be able to play tonight if needed. Yost plans on using each player as needed until they are completely healthy.
Alcides Escobar has been moved from the lead-off spot to ninth in the order, according to Yost, “we’ve been thinking about doing this ever since we got Zobrist, a tremendous on-base guy.” Ben Zobrist has an on-base percentage of .409 since joining the Royals, and will lead-off tonight for the Royals. Yost plans on moving Alex Gordon to the No. 2 spot in the order sometime in the near future.
Joba Chamberlain and Louis Coleman were brought up today from Triple-A Omaha to add more depth to the Royals bullpen. Coleman has been brought up many times with the Royals in the past and Yost knows he can help strengthen the Royals pen. Chamberlain spent two seasons with Royals pitching coach Dave Eiland in the Yankees organization when they won a World Series, which helped them build a good relationship, that Yost hopes will continue here in Kansas City.
By Sal DeFeo
The Kansas City Royals and Manager Ned Yost announced today that the contract of hitting coach Kevin Seitzer will not be renewed for the 2013 season. The remainder of the coaching staff will return next season: bench coach Chino Cadahia, pitching coach Dave Eiland, first base coach Rusty Kuntz and third base coach Eddie Rodriguez. The Royals will also need to fill the bullpen coach position after naming Steve Foster the club’s Special Assistant to GM/Minor League Pitching Coordinator on August 31.
The Royals plan to hire a hitting coach and a bullpen coach as a later date.