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Royals, Ned Yost agree on one-year contract extension

The longest-tenured manager in Royals history wound through the terrain of Georgia on Tuesday afternoon, headed for a familiar destination. Earlier in the day, the Royals solidified his standing in the organization in the form of a contract extension through 2016. Now he was bound for his friend Jeff Foxworthy’s property to indulge in the final days of deer-hunting season.

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Royals like Rios in right field

During his first workout as a Royal, outfielder Alex Rios pulled aside first-base coach Rusty Kuntz. In more than a decade in the majors, Rios has made more than $75 million and played on a pair of All-Star teams. But he has never appeared in the playoffs, and at 34, is fresh off one of his least productive seasons as a professional. His ears were open.

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