Royals agree to contract extensions with Dayton Moore and Ned Yost

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals announced on Thursday that they have agreed to contract extensions with GM Dayton Moore and manager Ned Yost.

The details of Moore's contract have not yet been disclosed. Yost agreed to extend his contract through 2018.

"You can't find an individual with a stronger work ethic or dedication to his craft than Dayton Moore," Royals president Dan Glass said in a news release. "He possesses all of the qualities you look for starting with his leadership, to organizational vision and tireless dedication to the position. Dayton also possesses the ability to get everyone working toward the same common goal, which is to strive daily to make this organization better."

Both Yost and Moore were set to expire at the end of the 2016 season.

"It's a privilege to continue to represent the Glass family, our organization and the great fans as the general manager of the Kansas City Royals," Moore said in a statement. "I'm proud of the culture and it's an honor to work alongside so many talented and dedicated people within this organization."

Yost currently ranks as the winningest manager in Royals history.

“We are extremely delighted that Ned will remain our manager through at least the 2018 championship season,” Moore added.  “It’s an absolute joy and honor to work alongside him.”

Senior Vice President Baseball Operations and General Manager Dayton Moore addresses the media in Surprise, Ariz., Thursday after agreeing to a contract extension.

Senior Vice President Baseball Operations and General Manager Dayton Moore addresses the media in Surprise, Ariz., Thursday after agreeing to a contract extension.

Manager Ned Yost addresses the media in Surprise, Ariz., Thursday after agreeing to a contract extension through 2018.

Manager Ned Yost addresses the media in Surprise, Ariz., Thursday after agreeing to a contract extension through 2018.