Royals part ways with Eiland and Wakamatsu

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ian Kennedy, left, talks with pitching coach Dave Eiland (58) during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW) -- Following an emotional season-ending day at Kauffman Stadium, the Royals have decided to part ways with two members of the coaching staff.

The team announced pitching coach Dave Eiland and bench coach Don Wakamatsu will not be back in 2018.

“I want to personally thank both Don and Dave for the contributions they made to our success here, culminating with the World Series title in 2015,” said Dayton Moore, Royals’ Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager. “We are currently in the process of restructuring our Major League coaching staff and there will be nothing more to discuss at this time as we evaluate these important decisions.”