Royals Hire Matheny

Mike Matheny hired to manage the Kansas City Royals. He formerly managed the St. Louis Cardinals. (Source: AP)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals have hired Mike Matheny (muh-THEE'-nee) as manager. He managed the St. Louis Cardinals from 2012-18, going 591-474 and becoming the first manager to reach the postseason his first four seasons. The Cardinals reached the World Series in 2013, losing to the Boston Red Sox. Matheny was fired in July 2018 with the Cardinals 7 1/2 games out of the NL Central race at the time. He was hired last November by the Royals as a special adviser for player development, putting him in place to succeed retirng Royals manager Ned Yost.

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