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Ned Yost | Catcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (63) / 8/19/1954
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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According to Rustin Dodd and Pete Grathoff of the Kansas City Star, Dave Eiland will not return as Royals pitching coach in 2018.
The Royals are also expected to part ways with bench coach Don Wakamatsu, bullpen coach Doug Henry, and assistant hitting coach Brian Buchanan. Eiland has been the team's pitching coach for the past six seasons -- including the World Series-winning team in 2015 -- but the Royals appear prepared to make major changes across the board this offseason. The Royals finished at 80-82 this season and ranked 10th in the AL with a 4.61 ERA. Oct 2 - 9:48 AM

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GM Dayton Moore said the Royals will "mix it up" this offseason.

"Last year, we pretty much stood pat," said Moore. "And that didn’t work too well for us." He's not wrong. The Royals went from winning it all in 2015 to a .500 non-playoff team in 2016. Kansas City has several players coming off the books in 2018 including Lorenzo Cain, Wade Davis, Danny Duffy, Alcides Escobar, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas. Since the Royals can't keep all of them, it stands to reason that one or more of those players will be traded either this offseason or at some point in 2017. It should be an eventful winter in Kansas City.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 04:14:00 PM

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

A much-deserved spring training reward for the man who led Kansas City to an American League championship in 2014 and a World Series championship in 2015. Yost's contract now runs through the 2018 season. Royals ownership also locked up general manager Dayton Moore on Thursday to an unspecified contract extension.
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 12:39:00 PM

Saturday's game between the White Sox and Royals has been postponed due to rain.

The conclusion of Friday's game has been postponed as well. The two sides will resume Friday's game at 1:10 on Sunday with their regularly scheduled game following afterwards. No word yet on a potential makeup date for Saturday's game.
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 10:03:00 AM

The Royals have signed manager Ned Yost to a one-year extension through the 2016 season.

It was an expected move after the Royals surprised the baseball world in 2014 by advancing to the World Series. Yost's previous contract was set to expire after 2015 and he didn't deserve lame duck status, even though he still has many critics. Yost owns a 373-402 record (.481) over five seasons as manager with Kansas City.
Tue, Jan 13, 2015 12:26:00 PM

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.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 10:15:00 AM

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.
Thu, May 29, 2014 03:15:00 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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PosRoleName
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2Drew Butera
3Cameron Gallagher
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
2Raul Mondesi
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Ramon Torres
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Bubba Starling
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Melky Cabrera
2Brandon Moss
3Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Vargas
4Jason Hammel
5Jake Junis
6Sam Gaviglio
7Eric Skoglund
8Nate Karns
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Joakim Soria
3Brandon Maurer
4Ryan Buchter
5Mike Minor
6Scott Alexander
7Peter Moylan
8Neftali Feliz
9Kevin McCarthy
10Brian Flynn
11Miguel Almonte
12Mike Morin
13Trevor Cahill
14Andres Machado