Brett back in uniform in Kansas City

Kansas City Royals' George Brett speaks during a news conference announcing him as the Royals' interim hitting coach before a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, May 30, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — George Brett was back in uniform at Kauffman Stadium.

The Hall of Fame third baseman that spent his entire career with the Kansas City Royals was made their interim hitting coach during their recent road trip. But their return Tuesday night to face Minnesota at the start of a nine-game homestand meant Brett was back wearing the home white uniform.

Brett has remained close to the Royals over the years, serving as a vice president and helping out in spring training. But he had never been an in-season coach, which means the last time Brett wore a jersey at the K for a game that counted was Sept. 29, 1993 — his last home game as a player.

Brett has been tasked with helping a scuffling Royals offense that ranks near the bottom of the league in just about every statistical category, including walks and home runs.


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