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Royals manager Ned Yost to retire after 100-loss season

Mon Sep 23 12:27pm ET

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost walks to the dugout after making a pitching change during the ninth inning of a baseball game between the Oakland Athletics and the Royals in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

KANSASA CITY, Mo. (AP) Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost will be retiring at the end of the season, a year in which his team lost 100 games.

His decision was announced by the team Monday, a day after a 12-8 loss in which the Royals fell for the eighth time in 10 games. Kansas City is 57-100 and 39 1/2 games behind Minnesota in the AL Central.

Yost got the Kansas City job in 2010. He is the all-time winningest manager in franchise history with 744 victories and the first manager to lead the team to consecutive World Series appearances.

The 65-year-old Yost noted the development of young players and the presence of returning veterans. He says he hopes the ''worst is behind us in this rebuilding phase of our organization.''

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