Royals hire Matheny as new manager

Royals hire Matheny as new manager

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The Kansas City Royals hired Mike Matheny as the 17th manager in franchise history. Matheny, 49, is a former major-league catcher who was a four-time Gold Glove winner. He got his first job as a manager with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012, after Tony La Russa’s retirement. He put together a .555 winning percentage from 2012-2018, leading the Cardinals to a Wild Card berth in 2012 and three straight National League Central titles from 2013-2015. The team lost in the 2013 World Series. He coached…

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