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MLB: KC Royals Sign Ned Yost to 2-Year Extension
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MLB: KC Royals Sign Ned Yost to 2-Year Extension

Oct 1 2013, 7:39pm CDT | by

The Kansas City Royals have extended manager Ned Yost's contract for another two years after he guided the team to its best record since 1989.

Ned Yost is staying put as manager of the Kansas City Royals. The Royals rewarded Yost with a fresh two-year contract extension which runs through the 2015 MLB season on Tuesday, per Bob Dutton of...

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MLB: KC Royals Sign Ned Yost to 2-Year Extension

Oct 1 2013, 7:39pm CDT | by

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The Kansas City Royals have extended manager Ned Yost's contract for another two years after he guided the team to its best record since 1989.

Ned Yost is staying put as manager of the Kansas City Royals.

The Royals rewarded Yost with a fresh two-year contract extension which runs through the 2015 MLB season on Tuesday, per Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star. Dutton says Yost "received a slight raise" but no specific details of the new deal were divulged.

The 59-year-old Yost was certainly happy to be back, expressing delight in being able to work for general manager Dayton Moore once again.

"I'm really pleased that (I'm) coming back. I think we've made great progress this year, and I'm very excited about our future.

"It's a great honor to be able to work with somebody (Moore) you really respect and enjoy working with. That's the funnest part of the job for me." 

He made it clear their main objective is to win the World Series, and so far, they have taken the first step.

"Our main goal is to win the World Series, but we took a major step this year -- finished 10 games over .500. That was huge for us. That was a big first step."

Moore praised Yost's leadership qualities and emphasized the continuity aspect regarding his manager's new contract.

"The continuity aspect of what we're doing here in Kansas City is crucial. That's what we've tried to build and we don't want a change for change sake in our key leadership positions. Ned is a terrific leader, he's a great competitor, the players play hard and respect Ned. He comes to win."

Royals left fielder Alex Gordon couldn't agree more.

"When you have something good you need to stick with it, and I think that's what we have. We have a good manager that gels well with the guys on this team and we all have a good relationship."

Yost was previously the manager of the Milwaukee Brewers, who fired him in 2008. He became Royals interim manager two years later and suffered consecutive 90-loss seasons when the interim teg was taken off.

In spite of the early struggles, he has managed to develop Kansas City's younger players. His teunre as Royals manager culminated this season with an 86-76 finish, their best in 24 years.

The Royals were actually in contention for an American League Wild Card spot late in the regular season but couldn't keep up with the leader board.

In 10 seasons as an MLB manager, Yost is 741-831 (.471).  

 
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