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Royals Bring Back Former Player as Minor League Coach

Devon Platana
The Kansas City Royals have brought back one of their former players to be a new minor league coach.
The Kansas City Royals have brought back one of their former players to be a new minor league coach. / Ed Zurga/GettyImages
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Whenever a professional athlete retires, it seems to go one of two ways. Either they stay away from their sport for good or they return in a coaching/managerial role.

Recently retired infielder Christian Colon has fallen into the latter category. According to MLB Trade Rumors, the 32-year-old has agreed to a minor league coaching position with the Kansas City Royals — the same team that drafted him back in 2010.

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While no details have been given about Colon's exact role, the plan is for him to begin the upcoming season with Kansas City's Double-A affiliate, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

It didn't take long for Colon to return to the game of baseball. The veteran infielder retired once the 2021 MLB season ended after spending the year in the minors.

Colon played a total of 125 games over four seasons with the Royals, recording his only career home run and 25 RBIs while slashing at a .263/.323/.329 rate. While his tenure with the team was brief, he was a part of the 2015 World Series-winning team.

Considering how recently he played in the majors, it'll be interesting to see how Colon transitions into a coaching role.


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