First-base coach Mitch Maier was promoted to the front office Tuesday and named Director of Baseball Operations. Mitch Maier took over as the first base coach during the 2017 season when Rusty Kuntz stepped down because of eye problems.
And actually, I had a sense about this when Mitch was a player. Mitch is one of the most respected people in our organization and throughout baseball. When we started talking as an organization about this move everyone had the same conclusion, that Mitch was right for it. He has an understanding of the game on many different levels. I’m very thrilled to be able to work more closely with him.Royals General Manager Dayton Moore
The Royals will now need to fill at least two coaching positions on Mike Matheny’s staff. Dale Sveum, who served as bench coach in 2019, asked to be reassigned to a different role for 2020.
The Chiefs waived WR Gehrig Dieter and signed RB Spencer Ware.
Iowa State extended head coach Matt Campbell’s contract through 2025.