Royals hire Matheny as manager

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -

The Kansas City Royals have selected Mike Matheny as the team's next manager.   Matheny replaces Ned Yost,  who was with the team for ten seasons.

Matheny managed St. Louis from 2012 to 2018, and had a 591-474 overall record.  

He joined the Royals organization last year as a special advisor for player development.