Boles returns to Royals' front office

Boles returns to Royals' front office

Boles returns to Royals' front office
KANSAS CITY -- John Boles, whose extensive resume includes two turns as Florida Marlins manager, is returning to the Royals' front office as a senior advisor to general manager Dayton Moore in player development.

Boles was the Royals' director of player development from 1986-89 and also was manager at Triple-A Omaha for three months in '86.

After serving as director of player development for the Montreal Expos, Boles joined the Marlins in the same position prior to the 1992 season. Promoted to vice president in 1995, he was named the Marlins' interim manager for 75 games in 1996 and returned as the team's manager in 1999, 2000 and part of 2001 with a win-loss mark of 205-241.

Boles has the distinction of being just one of seven Major League managers in history that did not play professionally in the Majors or the Minors.

Later, he was senior advisor with the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2001-03 and spent the last seven years with the Seattle Mariners as special assistant to the general manager.

Boles coached baseball at St. Xavier College in Chicago from 1973-79 and at the University of Louisville from 1980-81. The next year he joined the Chicago White Sox as a Minor League manager and had a successful six-year run with an overall record of 349-271 and no team finishing lower than third.

Boles and wife Rosemary live in Melbourne, Fla., and have two sons, Blake and Kevin.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.