Royals announce coaching staff for 2018

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost watches during the team's spring training baseball game against the Texas Rangers Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW) -- The Kansas City Royals announced their 2018 coaching staff, promoting from within to fill positions with the club.

Terry Bradshaw will be the new hitting coach, Cal Eldred was named the new pitching coach, and Vance Wilson takes over as bullpen coach, the team announced Tuesday.

Pedro Grifol will continue as the team's catching coach and take over the newly-created role of quality control coach.

Dalve Sveum will serve as the bench coach. He was the team's hitting coach from 2014-2017.

Mike Jirschele returns for his fifth season as third base coach, and Mitch Maier will be the team's first base coach.

Bradshaw, 48, has been with the Royals organization since 2000, spending the last five as the Royals' minor league hitting coordinator.

Eldred, 49, joined the Royals in 2016 as an assistant to the general manager-player development. He also served in that role with the St. Louis Cardinals following a 14-year Major League career.

Wilson, 44, was the manager for Northwest Arkansas for the previous four seasons. He led the team to back-to-back Texas League Championship Series appearances in 2015-16.