The Kansas City Royals announced today that they had hired former Brewers manager Ned Yost as a “special advisor to baseball operations.” It’s Yost’s first job in baseball since the Brewers dismissed him as manager with 12 games remaining in the 2008 season.
Yost spent 2009 at home in the Atlanta area but has been trying to get back into the game. He was a finalist for the Astros’ managerial opening, but Brad Mills got that job instead.
Speaking of the Astros, they designated former Brewers outfielder Jason Bourgeois for assignment today to make room for newly-signed pitcher Brett Myers. Houston claimed Bourgeois off waivers from Milwaukee in October.
And fellow former Brewer Brad Nelson re-signed with the Mariners on a Minor League contract. The Brewers released Nelson, a longtime farmhand who was once considered Milwaukee’s top prospect, after he began the 2009 season 0-for-21 at the plate.