The Royals announced the coaching staff for 2020. Most notably, Rusty Kuntz is returning to be the first base coach with Mitch Maier having been moved into the front office. Vance Wilson is taking over as the third base coach. Pedro Grifol is the bench coach. John Mabry was added. Mabry worked on Mike Matheny’s staff in St. Louis. Cal Eldred returns as the pitching coach and Terry Bradshaw returns as the hitting coach. Former third base coach Mike Jirschle is being reassigned. Larry Carter is the new bullpen coach.
The Chiefs elevated CB Alex Brown to the 53-man roster, signed WR Gehrig Dieter to the practice squad and placed RB Darrel Williams on injured reserve. The move means that Darrel Williams is done for the season.
The New York Mets acquired OF Jake Marisnick from the Houston Astros in exchange for two minor-league prospects.