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Dale Sveum moved to hitting coach

Updated: May 30, 2014, 12:36 AM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals shook up their coaching staff Thursday in an attempt to jump-start their failing offense, making Dale Sveum the hitting coach and Mike Jirschele their third-base coach.

Pedro Grifol, who took over as hitting coach last season, now will instruct catchers.

The moves were announced after the Royals finished off a disastrous homestand that included a sweep at the hands of Houston and before they opened a four-game series in Toronto. ...

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