The Kansas City Royals have hired Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro as their new manager.
Quatraro replaces Mike Matheny, who was fired as part of a wide-spread shakeup within the organization after finishing with a 65-97 record for their sixth straight losing season. Quatraro was chosen by Royals general manager J.J. Picollo, who took over as head of the club’s baseball operations after the firing of longtime front-office executive Dayton Moore.
The Kansas City Royals are hiring Matt Quatraro as their new manager, sources tell ESPN. Quatraro, 48, has been the Rays’ bench coach and also worked in Cleveland. He’s adored among players, coaches and execs, and is regarded as the ideal type to shepherd the Royals’ young core.
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