Yost Gets 2 Year Extension
Associated Press - October 2, 2013 3:39 am
Wade Miley scattered five hits for his first career shutout and Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer to cap a four-run first inning off an ineffective Yordano Venture and pace the Seattle Mariners to a 6-0 victory over Kansas City on Saturday night, the Royals' fifth consecutive loss on their current road trip.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Royals and manager Ned Yost have agreed to a two year contract extension after wrapping up an 86-76 season, the best finish for the franchise in 24 years.
Yost’s contract was set to expire after the season, and the Royals announced the extension on Tuesday.
Yost has been the manager in Kansas City for the past four years, and has been instrumental in helping to bring along one of the youngest rosters in the major league. Progress was evident after the All Star break this season, when the Royals went 43-27 down the stretch.
That allowed the Royals to get into playoff contention. They were eliminated from the AL wild card race in their penultimate series of the season.
Yost is 741-831 in 10 seasons as manager of the Brewers and Royals.