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Royals sign Ned Yost to one-year contract

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Our fearless skipper is signed through 2016, but may not want to manage beyond that.

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The Royals announced today that Ned Yost has signed a one-year contract extension through the 2016 season. Jeffrey Flanagan reports that Yost signed a short-term deal because he is unsure if he wants to manage beyond that. The 60-year old Yost will begin his fifth full season with the Royals this spring. He was hired in May of 2010 to replace Trey Hillman and has a record of 373-402.

Yost has the third most wins in Royals history, and will surely pass Dick Howser's 404 wins and Whitey Herzog's 410 wins by the end of the season. Ned has an 830-904 record overall, including his time with the Milwaukee Brewers, and last year's World Series appearance is the only time he has led a team to the post-season.

So we likely have Uncle Ned for two more seasons, and then he may fade back into the Georgia hinterland, hunting deer with Jon Lester and Jeff Foxworthy, and skinning varmint for the locals.

Will you miss him then?