KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Kansas City Royals and Manager Ned Yost announced Thursday that the contract of hitting coach Kevin Seitzer will not be renewed for the 2013 season.

The remainder of the coaching staff will return next season: bench coach Chino Cadahia, pitching coach Dave Eiland, first base coach Rusty Kuntz and third base coach Eddie Rodriguez.

The Royals plan to hire a hitting coach and a bullpen coach at a later date.