Former Milwaukee manager Ned Yost named Special Advisor to Baseball Operations

The Royals have announced the hiring of Ned Yost as the club’s special advisor to baseball operations.

The 54-year old Yost most recently served as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers from 2003 to 2008, compiling a 457-502 record and leading the franchise from a 68-94 mark in his first season to an 83-67 mark in 2008 at the time he was relieved of his duties on September 15.  While managing the Brewers, Yost was a part of Tony La Russa’s National League All-Star coaching staff in 2005.  Prior to his time in Milwaukee, the resident of Marietta, Ga., worked under manager Bobby Cox as bullpen coach (1991-98) and third base coach (1999-2002).  As a player, Yost caught for parts of six seasons in the Majors from 1980-1985 with the Brewers, Texas Rangers and Montreal Expos.

Yost and his wife, Deborah, have one daughter, Jenny, and three sons, Ned IV, Josh and Andrew.

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