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Ned Yost | Catcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (60) / 8/19/1954
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that Royals manager Ned Yost is expected to receive a contract extension at some point this offseason.
Yost's current deal expires after the 2015 season. The Royals plan to take care of other priorities first, but they'll eventually extend Yost following the team's run to the AL pennant. Yost, 60, said after the season that he wanted to manage for at least 2-3 more seasons. "Our relationship’s open," general manager Dayton Moore said. Nov 18 - 10:15 AM

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According to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star, Dale Sveum is expected to take over as the Royals' new hitting coach on Thursday.

Pedro Grifol, the former hitting coach, has been reassigned to the role of catching instructor. The Royals were swept this week in a three-game series at home against the lowly Astros, prompting some type of change. Sveum was fired as Cubs manager in September 2013 after two rough seasons at the helm. He worked under current Royals skipper Ned Yost in Milwaukee and had been serving as an infield instructor this year in Kansas City.
May 29 - 3:15 PM

The Royals have hired Don Wakamatsu as their new bench coach.

That means Dale Sveum, who was brought aboard earlier this month, will serve as the third base coach. The club also hired Mike Jirschele as a coach. Wakamatsu served in the Yankees' scouting department this season.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 01:12:00 PM

Royals signed manager Ned Yost to a two-year contract extension.

Yost is being rewarded after the Royals finished this season at 86-76, their best record since 1989. His contract was set to expire after 2013, so the new deal will carry him through 2015.
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 11:05:00 AM

Ned Yost has indicated that he'd like to return as the Royals manager for the 2014 season.

Royals general manager Dayton Moore and owner David Glass have already commented publicly that they would like Yost back, so it seems like it's just a matter or ironing out the details.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 08:47:00 AM

Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports that Royals general manager Dayton Moore wants to bring back manager Ned Yost for next season.

Moore said the two haven't discussed a contract yet, but it sounds like that will happen eventually. The Royals have made strides this season with an 83-74 record with five games to play, but most would probably argue that Yost had little to do with the improvement. Overall, Yost is 281-327 with Kansas City.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 08:34:00 PM

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