The Royals may not have to worry about general manager Dayton Moore departing for Atlanta. The Braves have offered their GM opening to John Hart, the current interim GM, according to a Yahoo Sports report.
Hart informed the Braves’ front office he needed time to think about the decision.
Moore, who spent more than a decade with Atlanta before coming to Kansas City in 2006, has not commented publicly on the opening. He joined the club here in Cleveland on Tuesday.
Owner David Glass told The Star on Monday he would not prevent Moore from interviewing with his former employer, despite the two years remaining on Moore’s contract.
Yost nears record
Tuesday night, manager Ned Yost reached a tie with Dick Hoswer for the longest tenure as Royals manager. Yost managed his 770th game with the club, matching the total amassed by Howser from 1981 to 1986.
Yost will move into sole possession of the record on Wednesday in the series finale against the Indians.
With a few more victories down the stretch, Yost can also match a feat the organization hasn’t experienced since Howser was the skipper. Kansas City can clinch a spot in the postseason this week. That thought remained in the forefront of Yost’s mind. He insisted he wasn’t pondering personal milestones.
“I haven’t thought about it,” Yost said. “I don’t think about stuff like that. All I want to do is win this game tonight.”
The Royals hired Yost to replace Trey Hillman on May 13, 2010.
Alcides Escobar has hired Peter Greenberg of the Legacy Agency as his new representative. Escobar was previously represented by Paul Kinzer.
Escobar, a 27-year-old shortstop, is under team control for three more seasons. The Royals possess a $5.25 million team option on him in 2016 and a $6.5 million team option in 2017.