With the regular season now over, there will be plenty of managerial changes throughout MLB. Mike Matheny is the first to be served with his eviction notice.

Only hours after the Kansas City Royals completed their 97-loss season with a loss to the Cleveland Guardians,

Matheny has been relieved of his duties, according to the organisation. Cal Eldred, the pitching coach, is in the same boat.

"We are grateful to Mike for guiding us through some unusual times over the last three seasons." He met those challenges head on and helped us move forward in a positive direction.

We appreciate his leadership and are confident that his influence will have a positive impact in the future."

Matheny, 52, leaves the Royals with a disastrous 165-219 record. He didn't seem surprised by the suddenness of the firing, as he stated in a statement:

"It has been an honour to manage the Royals." I'm grateful to many people, especially Dayton Moore and the coaches and players I've worked with.

I'd like to thank Mr. John Sherman and the ownership group for giving me the opportunity to manage their team, as well as everyone else involved in this fantastic organisation."

Prior to his time in Kansas City, Matheny was the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals from 2012 to 2018.

He guided the team to four straight playoff appearances, including a 100-win season and a World Series appearance.