Daily Archives: January 30, 2018

Kansas City Chiefs announce eight coaching staff changes

Chiefs new coaches

From Chiefs media: The Kansas City Chiefs announced changes to the club’s coaching staff on 1/29. The team has promoted Mike Kafka to Quarterbacks Coach, Mark DeLeone to Inside Linebackers Coach, Mike Smith to Outside Linebackers Coach, Corey Matthaei to Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Joe Bleymaier to Pass Game Analyst/Assistant Quarterbacks Coach, and Terry Bradden to Defensive Quality Control Coach. The Chiefs have hired Jay Valai (defense) and David Girardi (offense) as Quality Control Coaches.

The KC Royals sign SS Alcides Escobar to a one-year deal

Alcides Escobar

From Royals media: The Kansas City Royals announced on 1/29 that they have signed shortstop Alcides Escobar to a one-year contract for the 2018 season.  Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Alcides Escobar, 31, returns to where he’s been the starting shortstop since the 2011 season.  In 2017, he batted .250 with a career-best 36 doubles, five triples, six homers and 71 runs scored, playing in all 162 games for the second-straight season. He was one of only two Major League players to start every game, joining Joey Votto.  Entering the 2018 season, he’s made 333 consecutive starts – all at shortstop – dating back to Sept. 26, 2015,

Royals acquire RHP’s Jesse Hahn and Heath Fillmyer from A’s

Jesse Hahn

From Royals’ media: The Kansas City Royals announced that they have acquired right-handed pitchers Jesse Hahn and Heath Fillmyer from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for left-handed pitcher Ryan Buchter, first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss and cash considerations.

In pain? Treat it with spinal decompression therapy

decompression therapy

Spinal decompression therapy sounds terrifying. Mention that it is an advanced form of spinal traction, and many people have visions of torture devices.

In reality, this new therapy doesn’t occur in a dungeon. It’s a new, non-surgical alternative for relieving low-back pain, neck pain and radiating arm and leg pain.