Royals give manager Ned Yost extension through 2016 season

FILE - Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost watches his team take batting practice during a baseball workout on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in San Francisco. The Royals and the San Francisco Giants are to play Game 3 of baseball's World Series in San Francisco on Friday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Royals announced today that manager Ned Yost has agreed to a one-year extension, which runs through the 2016 season.

Yost, who has been the Kansas City skipper since May 13, 2010, led the Royals to their first playoff appearance in 29 years and became the first manager in Major League history to win his first eight postseason games, capped with the American League title.  The Royals took San Francisco to a seventh game in the 2014 World Series.  Last year’s squad won 89 regular season games, the most by a Royals team since the club won 92 games in 1989.

Yost is 830-904 in 11 seasons as a Major League manager.  His 830 career wins are tied for 73rd all-time with Fred Hutchinson (Detroit, St. Louis and Cincinnati) and rank seventh among active big league skippers. During the 2014 season, Yost became the longest tenured manager in Royals history, passing Dick Howser (770) on September 24.  He is third on the franchise’s all-time win list with a 373-402 record, entering 2015 behind only Howser (404) and Whitey Herzog (410).

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