Champ Royals extend deals for manager Yost, GM

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NEW YORK: The reigning World Series champion Kansas City Royals rewarded manager Ned Yost and general manager Dayton Moore with contract extensions, the Major League Baseball club announced on Friday.

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Yost’s two-year deal keeps him under contract with the American League team through the 2018 season. The length of Moore’s extension was not revealed. Both were entering the final season of their contracts.

Together they assembled and guided the talent that has put the Royals into the World Series the past two seasons, winning over the New York Mets last year after losing to San Francisco in 2014.

“You can’t find an individual with a stronger work ethic or dedication to his craft than Dayton Moore,” Royals president Dan Glass said.

Yost has a 468-469 record in six seasons with the Royals, including a 95-67 mark last year on their way to their first World Series crown since 1985. Yost, who also managed the Milwaukee Brewers from 2003-08, has a career record of 925-971.

“We are extremely delighted that Ned will remain our manager through at least the 2018 season,” Moore said. “It’s an absolute joy and honor to work alongside him.”

AFP

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