Special Assistant to the General Manager
Rafael Belliard is in his sixth year with the Royals, adding Infield Coordinator to his duties in 2015. He served as Detroit's infield coach under Jim Leyland from 2006 to 2013 and was the first base coach in 2013. Belliard was a roving minor league infield instructor with Atlanta from 2000 to 2005.
He played 20 seasons of professional baseball, including 17 at the Major League level. Belliard played on eight division-winning clubs with Pittsburgh and Atlanta, including the World Series champion Braves club in 1995.
Belliard resides in Boca Raton, Fla., with his wife Leonora. The couple has one son, Kevin.