The Royals announced that they have hired recently fired Cubs manager Dale Sveum and added him to their 2014 coaching staff. Sveum will be in charge of infield instruction, and his in-game responsibilities will be determined at a later date.
Sveum joins a coaching staff led by manager Ned Yost -- the very man that Sveum replaced when he briefly took over as the Brewers manager and led them to an NLDS berth back in 2008. Sveum has a career 134-202 record as a manager between the Brew Crew and the Cubs, and he's also served as a bench coach and third base coach at the big league level. Cubs president Theo Epstein noted how difficult he found the decision to let Sveum go earlier in the week, adding that he expected Sveum to catch on with another organization quickly.
The Royals also announced that the contracrs of third base coach Eddie Rodriguez and bench coach Chino Cadahia will not be renewed, so it's possible that Sveum will fill one of those vacancies.