Details Revealed on Matt Quatraro's Contract With Royals

Details Revealed on Matt Quatraro's Contract With Royals


The Kansas City Royals have found a replacement for manager Mike Matheny, hiring Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro to take over the team. On Monday, the details of Quatraro's new contract with the Royals were revealed, providing more clarity on his future with the organization.

Matt Quatraro Contract

Quatraro's contract with Kansas City is the same as Matheny's -- a three-year deal with an option for a fourth year. That will keep him with the Royals through at least 2025, assuming he doesn't get fired in-season at any point.

Quatraro, 48, has never managed in the big leagues before but has enjoyed a successful coaching career with the Rays and Cleveland Guardians. He'll try to help Kansas City reach similar heights under his watch, as the team has not finished above .500 since winning the World Series in 2015.

The Royals have responded by cleaning house in recent months, dismissing longtime president of baseball operations Dayton Moore in September and firing Matheny in early October. The hope is that new leadership will produce better results going forward as the team rebuilds around young talent.

Based on Quatraro's pedigree and track record with playoff-caliber teams, Kansas City appears to be in good hands.