KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals have promoted minor league hitting coordinator Jack Maloof to major league hitting coach and Andre David to assistant hitting coach.
The two of them replace Kevin Seitzer, whose contract was not renewed.
Maloof was the hitting coach for the Florida Marlins from 1999-2001. He has also worked with San Diego and Atlanta before joining the Royals in 2008 as minor league hitting coordinator.
He played a big part in the growth of young prospects such as Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas.
David will be in his 15th season with the organization. He was the Royals’ hitting coach for parts of the 2005 and ’06 seasons, and has spent the past three years working with prospects.