Hillman to miss Monday's series finale
Royals manager leaves team to tend to personal matter
ST. PETERSBURG -- Royals manager Trey Hillman left for his home in Texas immediately after Sunday's game to deal with a personal matter.
"An emergency back home," he said after hurriedly discussing the 4-1 victory over the Rays with reporters.
The Royals said that bench coach John Gibbons will direct the club in Monday's series finale.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.