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KC Royals: Slow start could lead to coaching change

(Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports)

A long-time assistant to the KC Royals’ skipper is a natural to take over as hitting coach.

After serving as Mike Matheny’s hitting coach with the Cardinals from 2013-2018, John Mabry finds himself in the KC Royals’ organization for a second year. While currently listed as a Major League coach, a case can be made that he could take on a bigger role.

The team has struggled mightily at the plate under current hitting coach Terry Bradshaw. Not producing with the bat or drawing walks is something the club can’t afford.