Jun 18, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Kansas City Royals hitting coach George Brett (5) watches the game in the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

George Brett steps down as Kansas City Royals hitting coach

It seems just like yesterday George Brett was named hitting coach for the Kansas City Royals.

That’s probably because it was just like yesterday. Okay, maybe not literally as Brett took over for the ‘reassigned’ Jack Maloof and Andre David at the first of June but the gig didn’t last very long as today, Brett stepped down from his duties.

The former Royals great was given the ‘interim’ title when he took the job but has now decided to return to his former VP of baseball operations role, this according to CBS Sports.

Per Danny Knobler:

Royals announce George Brett leave hitting coach job, returns to VP of baseball operations role.

There was no reason given as to why Brett decided to leave the bench.

Kansas City was absolutely woeful offensively under Jack Maloof and saw some slight improvement under Brett, but given their early struggles that wasn’t exactly difficult to do.

The Royals currently sit third in the American League Central division, eight games behind the leading Detroit Tigers. They also sit eight games out of a wild card spot.

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