The Kansas City Royals have announced that Ned Yost will return as manager of the Royals for the 2019 season.
Yost, 64, was named the skipper on May 13, 2010, and over his eight-plus seasons at the helm he has shattered the team all-time win mark, entering today with 687 wins, which is 277 more than Whitey Herzog’s previous team record from 1975-79.
Here is the information released by the Kansas City Royals:
KANSAS CITY, MO (September 30, 2018) — The Kansas City Royals and Senior Vice President-Baseball Operations and General Manager, Dayton Moore, today announced that Ned Yost will return as manager of the Royals for the 2019 season. Consistent with club policy, terms of the agreement are not disclosed.
“We are thrilled that Ned will return as our manager in 2019,” said Moore. “His leadership has been and will remain vital for our success. We have shared the same vision since May of 2010 and I’m honored to partner with him both personally and professionally.”
Yost, 64, was named to the post on May 13, 2010, and over his eight-plus seasons at the helm has shattered the team all-time win mark, entering today with 687 victories, which are 277 more than Whitey Herzog’s previous team record from 1975-79.
Yost is the 16th full-time manager in franchise history and is sixth among active managers in games (2,381), which ranks 40th in big league history, while his 1,144 career wins rank 49th all-time.
A two-time American League Champion (2014-2015) and World Series Champion (2015), his postseason winning percentage of .710 (22-9) is tops among all managers in Major League history who have managed at least 20 playoff games.
Since the 2018 season is ending at home this afternoon, manager Ned Yost will conduct his annual season-ending press conference immediately following today’s game with the Cleveland Indians in the press interview room on level one.
General Manager Dayton Moore will host his season-ending press conference and luncheon later in the month of October. There will be a separate advisory once a date has been confirmed.