Ned Yost has been appointed manger of the Kansas City Royals after the departure of Trey Hillman.
Hillman was in the last year of his contract when he was sent packing to make room for Yost who used to manage the Brewers.
The team had just lost seven games in a row before their Thursday night win over the Cleveland Indians. This ushered in the end of Hillman’s career with Royals.
Royals GM Dayton Moore discussed the possibility of a change in the team’s line up with Hillman before he was dismissed.
“It's certainly something that was discussed with ownership,” Moore told www.Royals.com. “But ultimately I had to make that decision.”
Hillman finished with 152 victories and 207 losses. Hillman worked with his replacement Yost when both coaches were affiliated with the Atlanta Braves in the 1990s.
Yost will be taking over Friday as the Royals gear up for a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox at home. He coached the Brewers for five years with a record that improved over his time with the team.
General manager for the Brewers Doug Melvin wished the best of luck to Yost in a public statement saying, “I'm happy for Ned and I think everybody deserves a second chance in this game.”