Enters his third season in 2012 as the Royals' bullpen coach after being named to the staff on October 27, 2009 ... Foster joined the Royals as bullpen coach after serving in the same capacity for the 2007, 2008 and 2009 seasons with the Florida Marlins ... Prior to his time on the Marlins Major League staff, Foster served as pitching coach for Greesnboro (A) in the Florida chain in 2005 and 2006 ... Worked as a scout with the Tampa Bay Rays in 1996, 1999 and 2000 ... Collegiately, he served as the head coach at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1997-98 and was the pitching coach at the University of Michigan in 2001-02.
The right-handed pitcher was originally a 12th-round selection by the Cincinnati Reds in 1988 ... He made 59 Major League appearances for the Reds from 1991-1993, going 3-3 with a 2.41 ERA before arm injuries derailed his career ... Pitched at Blinn College for one season and the University of Texas-Arlington for two years, being named the Southland Conference Pitcher of the Year...prior to that, he was a two-time All-State pitcher for DeSoto (TX) High.
Steve and his wife, Cori, reside in Frisco, Texas...the couple has a son, Casey, and a daughter, Lauren.