The Royals have issued a press release announcing a two-year contract extension for manager Ned Yost. Yost joins Ron Gardenhire of the Twins and Terry Collins of the Mets as managers to receive two-year extensions following the completion of the regular season on Sunday.
Royals owner David Glass said two weeks ago that the decision on Yost's future was firmly in the hands of general manager Dayton Moore, and Moore plainly said last week that he wanted to bring Yost back on a new contract.
Yost has managed the Royals since 2010, compiling a 284-329 record (.463 winning percentage). The team's record has improved in each of the past three seasons, with this year marking the first winning season for the Royals since 2003. Kansas City's 42 second-half wins were the most in all of baseball, though they fell short of the playoffs, finishing 5.5 games of a Wild Card berth and seven games behind the Tigers for the AL Central crown.
Prior to taking over as the Royals' skipper, Yost managed the Brewers from 2003-08, totaling 457 wins and 502 losses (.477). For his career as a manager, Yost is 741-831 (.471). He has yet to manage a postseason game, as he was relieved of his duties with the 2008 Brewers in favor of Dale Sveum shortly before the team clinched a Wild Card berth.