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Mike Matheny favored to be next Royals manager

Mike Matheny

Ned Yost has retired after nine seasons as the manager of the Kansas City Royals, meaning they have a vacancy to fill. Mike Matheny is believed to be the likely replacement.

When Yost retired, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale said Matheny was expected to become the team’s next manager.

Sportsbetting.ag released odds on the team’s next manager Monday and listed Matheny as the favorite with +200 odds.

Matheny, 49, managed the Cardinals from 2012-2018. They reached the World Series in his second season but he was fired last year amid a third straight season without a postseason appearance. Matheny used some questionable tactical decisions during his tenure, and some Royals fans are not thrilled with the idea of his hiring.

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