Royals announce baseball operations hires and promotions


Promotions and new hires in the Kansas City Royals‘ baseball operations department were announced Thursday.

Name New position Previously (MLB organization)
Nick Relic Manager of minor league operations Assistant to player development and video coordinator (Royals)
John Wagle Director of performance science and player development Minor league strength and conditioning coordinator (Royals)
 Jason Simontacchi Pitching coordinator  Assistant pitching coordinator (Royals)
 Mitch Stetter Manager of pitching performance  Pitching coach, Class A Lexington (Royals)
 Derrick Lewis  Assistant pitching coach  Pitching coordinator (Braves)
Drew Saylor  Hitting coordinator  Assistant hitting coordinator/Manager, Class A West Virginia (Pirates)
Keoni DeRenne  Assistant hitting coordinator  Hitting coach, Class AAA Iowa (Cubs)
 Mike Tosar  Special assignment hitting coach  International scout/Special assignment hitting coach (Dodgers)
 Damon Hollins  Coordinator of outfield, base running and bunting  Hitting coach, Idaho Falls, Rookie (Royals)
Jarret Abell Coordinator of strength and conditioning Assistant strength and conditioning coordinator (Royals)
Phil Falco Assistant strength and conditioning coach Strength and conditioning coach, Class AAA Omaha (Royals)
Rustin Sveum Minor league video coordinator Video intern, Class AA Northwest Arkansas (Royals)
Derrick Robinson Baseball operations intern Player, Class AA Northwest Arkansas (Royals)

Source: Fox Sports

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