Latest Mike Matheny News

Royals hire Guardians' Brian Sweeney as pitching coach

Dec. 01, 2022 12:27 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals hired Guardians bullpen coach Brian Sweeney as their new pitching coach and Nationals minor league coordinator Jose Alguacil as their infield coach Thursday, filling two of the spots on new manager Matt Quatraro's staff. The 48-year-old Sweeney...

White Sox banking on spark from Grifol to give them jolt

Nov. 03, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — It wasn't long ago that the Chicago White Sox looked like they were poised for bigger and better things. They had a young and vibrant playoff team and a fanbase excited about the possibilities. Now they're counting on new manager Pedro Grifol to help...

AP source: White Sox hire Royals coach Grifol as manager

Nov. 01, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox hired Kansas City Royals bench coach Pedro Grifol to replace Hall of Famer Tony La Russa as their manager, a person familiar with the situation said on Tuesday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not announced...

Royals hire Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro as manager

Oct. 30, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals hired Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro as manager Sunday night, turning over the young core of a rebuilding franchise to a forward-thinking manager with experience winning in a small market. Quatraro replaces Mike Matheny, who...

Royals begin manager search as Picollo charts new course

Oct. 06, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — New president of baseball operations J.J. Picollo wasted no time putting his thumb print on the Kansas City Royals, firing manager Mike Matheny and pitching coach Cal Eldred just hours after the end of another dismal season. Now, the pressure is on Picollo...

Steven Kwan makes the Guardians go from the top

Oct. 06, 2022 06:06 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Before stepping into the batter's box, rookie outfielder Steven Kwan squats for a moment, much the way his idol, Ichiro Suzuki, did. The ritual centers Kwan, allowing Cleveland's pesky leadoff hitter to move on to what’s next — getting on base or in a pitcher's...

Royals fire manager Mike Matheny after 65-97 end to season

Oct. 05, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Manager Mike Matheny and pitching coach Cal Eldred were fired by the Kansas Cty Royals on Wednesday night, shortly after the struggling franchise finished the season 65-97 with a listless 9-2 loss to the Cleveland Guardians. The Royals had exercised their...

Surging Guardians beat Royals, hours later Matheny fired

Oct. 05, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — José Ramirez drove in two runs and had four hits, Aaron Civale pitched six solid innings and the Cleveland Guardians defeated the Kansas City Royals 9-2 on Wednesday in their final tune-up for the postseason. Hours after the game, the Royals fired manager Mike...

The Kansas City Royals have fired manager Mike Matheny and pitching coach Cal Eldred

Oct. 05, 2022 22:54 PM EDT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have fired manager Mike Matheny and pitching coach Cal Eldred.

Quantrill stays unbeaten at home, Guardians down Royals 5-3

Oct. 04, 2022 22:05 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cal Quantrill's record at home has gone from oddity to rarity. Quantrill finished the regular season unbeaten at Progressive Field, improving to 14-0 in his career at the ballpark after Owen Miller hit a two-run homer to send the Cleveland Guardians to a 5-3 win...