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Ned Yost agrees to one-year extension

Posted: 1:33 PM, Sep 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-30 18:33:05Z

The Kansas City Royals have announced that Ned Yost will return as manager of the team for the 2019 season.

Senior Vice President-Baseball Operations and General Manager, Dayton Moore says, "his leadership  has been and will remain vital for our success. We have shared the same vision since May 2010 and I'm honored to partner with him both personally and professionally."

Yost, 64, was selected to manage the Royals on May 13,2010, and enters today with 687 victories, which are 277 more than Whitey Herzog's previous team record from 1975-79.

Yost is the 16th full-time manager in franchise history. A two-time American League Champion (2014-2015) and World Series Champion (2015), his postseason winning percentage of .710 (22-9) is tops among all managers in Major League history who have managed at least 20 playoff games.