Royals sign Yost to two-year extension

Date 2013/10/1 13:50:00 | Topic: Sports

The best record for the franchise since 1989 was enough for the Kansas City Royals to announce a two-year contract extension for manager Ned Yost, running through the 2015 season.

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Yost just completed his fourth season in Kansas City with a 86-76 record, five games short of a postseason berth, but the most victories for the Royals since the 1989 squad went 92-70.

This year's team won 42 games AFTER the All-Star Break, representing the highest number in the American League, and the Royals 14 game improvement over 2012 was the third-best in baseball.

In ten seasons as a big league manager, Yost is 741-831. His 741 career wins rank him 81st all-time and 12th among active managers in the Major Leagues.



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