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Royals manager Ned Yost will honor last year of his contract

Royals manager Ned Yost rode with the World Series trophy on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, as the World Series parade moved through downtown Kansas City near 9th Street and Grand Boulevard.
Royals manager Ned Yost rode with the World Series trophy on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, as the World Series parade moved through downtown Kansas City near 9th Street and Grand Boulevard. kmyers@kcstar.com

Ned Yost is not riding off into the sunset just yet.

After winning the World Series on Sunday, rumors flew about Yost’s potential retirement. Yost turned 61 in August and has been a major-league manager for more than a decade. But Yost is still under contract through 2016, and he does not intend to leave.

“No way I’m retiring,” Yost told The Star via text message on Monday evening.

Yost is 75 victories shy of 1,000 in his big-league career, a milestone he admitted he seeks. He also gets the chance to manage the American League All-Star team again next summer.

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