Royals’ GM Moore gets contract extension

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Royals' GM Dayton Moore

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dayton Moore will be around the Royals for a few more years. The general manager agreed to an agreement on a two-year contract extension Friday. The deal runs through the 2016 season. Moore’s previous contract ran through the end of the 2014 season.

“When Dayton’s contract was extended during the 2009 season, I felt that this franchise had begun to turn the corner and that we were pointed in the proper direction,” Royals’ president Dan Glass said in a statement.

“It’s been a challenging process, but we are now seeing tangible evidence that the process is working, thanks to the tireless efforts of Dayton and his baseball operations staff. Dayton is not only an outstanding baseball man, but he’s very much a part of our family and one of the top individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.”

Moore came to Kansas City from Atlanta during the 2006 season. If he completes the contract, Moore will become the longest-tenured general manager in club history.

The announcement comes a couple of months after the club reached a new two-year deal with manager Ned Yost. The Royals are coming off its best season in over 20 years. Their 86-76 record was the best since the Royals won 92 games in 1989.

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