Royals manager Ned Yost, GM Dayton Moore sign contract extensions

Thursday February 18th, 2016

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost and general manager Dayton Moore have signed contract extensions, the team announced Thursday.

Their current contracts were set to expire after the 2016 season. Yost’s extension is for two years, but the team has not disclosed the terms of Moore’s extension. 

Yost has managed the Royals since 2011, and has the best record of any manager in franchise history with 411 wins. He has twice led Kansas City to the World Series, winning the title in 2015.

“We are extremely delighted that Ned will remain our manager through at least the 2018 championship season,” Royals president Dan Glass said in a statement. “It’s an absolute joy and honor to work alongside him.”

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Moore has been general manager of the Royals since 2006, and has been named MLB’s Best Executive for the second consecutive year in 2015.

“You can’t find an individual with a stronger work ethic or dedication to his craft than Dayton Moore,” Glass said. “He possesses all of the qualities you look for starting with his leadership, to organizational vision and tireless dedication to the position. Dayton also possesses the ability to get everyone working toward the same common goal, which is to strive daily to make this organization better.”

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