Ned Yost agrees to extension through 2016 with Royals

Tuesday January 13th, 2015

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost has agreed to an extension with the team through 2016, the Royals announced on Tuesday.

Yost has been manager of the Royals since 2010. Last season, he led the team to its first playoff berth and World Series since 1985, becoming the first manager in MLB history to win his first eight postseason games. 

According to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star, Yost, 59, has indicated that he wants to manage for two or three more seasons and then consider retirement. 

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Yost has a 373-402 record in five seasons as Kansas City's manager. He previously served as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers from 2003 to 2008, compiling a 457-502 record there.

The Royals went 86-76 in 2014, reaching the World Series before falling to the San Francisco Giants in seven games. 

- Molly Geary

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