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Ned Yost gets a contract extension through 2016

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KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 8: Ned Yost #3 manager of the Kansas City Royals smiles as he walks the dugout in the seventh inning during a game against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium on April September 8, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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There was a time early last season when Ned Yost was actually on the hot seat. That was forgotten by the time the Royals were playing in the World Series. And as is typical with pennant-winning managers, his employer has decided it wants to keep him around for a while:

Ned Yost has agreed to a contract extension through 2016.

— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) January 13, 2015

Yost was under contract through the upcoming season, but now has some more security. In his five seasons with the Royals he is 373-402. Overall, including his time with the Brewers, he is 830-904. But like I said: a pennant changes things.