Royals Name Rick Knapp Minor League Pitching Coordinator
KANAS CITY - The Kansas City Royals announced Wednesday that the club has named Rick Knapp as the minor league pitching coordinator.
Knapp served as the Detroit Tigers pitching coach for the past three seasons before being relieved of his duties on July 3 of this year. Prior to joining the Tigers organization, Knapp spent 12 seasons as the minor league pitching coordinator with the Minnesota Twins from 1997-2008. A resident of Port Charlotte, Florida, Knapp pitched for five seasons for the Texas Rangers at the minor league level before beginning his coaching career in 1988. Mark Davis will remain in the organization as a pitching coach.