Advisor to the GM/Major League Infield Coach
Rafael Belliard is in his seventh year with the Royals. He assumed the title of Advisor to the General Manager/Major League Infield Coach this offseason. He previously served as a Special Assistant to the General Manager and as a roving infield instructor previously.
Belliard served as Detroit’s infield coach from 2006-13 and was the first base coach in 2013. He was a roving minor league infield instructor with Atlanta from 2000-05.
An infielder, Belliard played 20 seasons of professional baseball, including 17 at the Major League level. He played on eight division-winning clubs with Pittsburgh and Atlanta, including the World Series champion Braves club in 1995.
Rafael resides in Boca Raton, Fla., with his wife Leonora. The couple has one son, Kevin.