Royals Add Former Player Sweeney to Front Office

4 years 2 weeks 12 hours ago Friday, February 07 2014 Feb 7, 2014 Friday, February 07, 2014 1:28:23 PM CST February 07, 2014 in Baseball
Source: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Royals have added former first baseman Mike Sweeney to their front office, giving him the title of special assistant to baseball operations.

Sweeney was a five-time All-Star for the Royals, and arguably their most popular player from 1995-2007. He was a career .297 hitter who finished with 215 homers and 909 RBIs, even though he dealt with persistent back trouble that caused him to miss long stretches of time.

It wasn't immediately clear what Sweeney's duties will be, though general manager Dayton Moore said in a statement that he will work closely with the baseball operations department.

Sweeney said Friday that he hopes to help Kansas City return to the playoffs, something he was unable to accomplish as a player.


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