After managing the Kansas City Royals to their first American League pennant in nearly three decades, Ned Yost has been rewarded with a one-year contract extension.    

The team announced the news on Twitter:

Andy McCullough of The Kansas City Star provided further information about the 60-year-old’s long-term future with the team:

Yost has long been criticized for his questionable in-game decisions and strategies, but the results he got from a young club in 2014 were undeniably impressive. Taking a team that was 19th in the majors in Opening Day payroll, Yost led the Royals to an 89-73 record and the team’s first postseason appearance since 1985. 

Once in the playoffs, he utilized his team’s speed with aggressive calls on the basepaths to defeat the Oakland A’s in the AL Wild Card Game, sweep the Los Angeles Angels and Baltimore Orioles before falling in seven games to San Francisco Giants in the Fall Classic. 

He finished third AL Manager of the Year voting. 

Yost’s managing style—his propensity to have his team lay down sacrifice bunts, in particularwill likely continue to draw criticism.

For now, though, that doesn’t matter. He has the job security to keep managing however he wants.

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