Astros hire former Royals manager Trey Hillman as A.J. Hinch’s bench coach

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Astros manager A.J. Hinch’s coaching staff now includes former Royals manager Trey Hilman as bench coach, according to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle.

That’s the same job Hillman had with the Dodgers, serving as manager Don Mattingly’s right-hand man from 2011-2013. He previously managed the Royals to a 152-207 (.423) record from 2008-2010 and also managed in Japan.

This season Hillman was a special assistant with the Yankees, working in scouting.