The Kansas City Royals announced on Thursday they hired Dale Sveum to be part of Ned Yost’s coaching staff for next season. Sveum indicated on Monday when the Cubs let him go that he wanted to land a new job as quickly as possible. Sveum was on Ned Yost’s coaching staff for three years in Milwaukee before he was tabbed to replace him as the Brewers’ interim skipper at the end of the 2008 season.
Dale Sveum was hired to work with infielders, for now. The Royals have yet to determine which role Sveum will have on Yost’s staff. The Royals did not renew the contracts of third base coach Eddie Rodriguez or bench coach Chino Cadahia. Sveum could fill either one of those two roles.
The Cubs still owe Dale Sveum roughly $1 million on the final year of the three-year contract he signed with the Cubs in November of 2011.