Ned Yost gets a contract extension through 2016

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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:

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.