Assistant General Manager/Amateur Scouting
Lonnie Goldberg is in his 12th season with the Royals and first in his new role as the Assistant GM/Amateur Scouting. He previously served as the club's Director of Scouting for eight years and was the Director of Baseball Operations for three seasons.
Goldberg spent the previous six years in Atlanta as an area scout and, most recently, as a national scouting supervisor. As an area scout, he covered various territories including Canada and the Northeast. He also has scouted the junior college ranks extensively.
The Fairfax, Va., native was a 27th-round selection by the Rangers in 1993 following a standout career at George Mason. At GMU, he played for Royals' GM Dayton Moore and with Royals' VP/Assistant GM-Player Personnel J.J. Picollo. An infielder, Goldberg played three seasons in the minors with Texas before playing in both the Independent Leagues and overseas in Taiwan.
He ended his playing career in 2000 in the Rockies' system before managing the Yuma Bullfrogs in the Independent Western League in 2001.
He and his wife, Blythe, son, Jaxon, and daughter, Jaden, reside in Overland Park, Kan.