After guiding the Kansas City Royals to their best record in 24 years, Ned Yost was rewarded on Tuesday with a two-year contract extension through the 2015 season.
The Royals finished 10 games above the .500 mark at 86-76. They won 42 games after the All-Star break, most in the American League in the second half. Yost took over as manager on May 13, 2010, succeeding Trey Hillman. In his four seasons, his teams have a 284-329 record.