Royals extend contracts of GM Dayton Moore, manager Ned Yost

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2015, file photo, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost talks during a news conference before Game 3 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets, in New York. The Royals have signed general manager Dayton Moore and manager Ned Yost to contract extensions, ensuring that the leadership of the World Series champions will remain intact. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals have signed general manager Dayton Moore and manager Ned Yost to contract extensions, ensuring the leadership of the World Series champions will remain intact.

Yost was also entering the final year of his contract. He had floated the possibility of retiring at some point in the near future but said Thursday at the club's spring training home in Arizona ''it's hard to leave when you still have the ability to win.''

Terms of Moore's contract were not disclosed. The general manager since 2006, Moore had signed an extension in November 2013 that would have expired after this year. The Royals have been to back-to-back World Series, beating the Mets last year for their first championship since 1985 .