The latest on the coaching and managerial front:
- The Royals announced the hiring of Dave Eiland as their new pitching coach. Eiland served as the Yankees' pitching coach from 2008-10 and spent this year as a special assistant with the Rays.
- The Blue Jays announced an amendment to their employee permission policy: they will not grant permission for lateral moves. GM Alex Anthopoulos will be holding a press conference today, presumably on this topic. The implication is that the Red Sox will not be allowed to interview John Farrell for their managerial position.
- Rays director of baseball operations Dan Feinstein has joined the Athletics as their director of pro scouting and baseball development, according to the team.