The 65-year-old Yost will end his major league managing career with two games against the Atlanta Braves, followed by a home series with the Twins. He has been on a year-to-year contract with the Royals, which has had many people wondering when the news was going to come. He leaves as the franchise's all-time wins leader at 744, while also being the only manager in franchise history to lead the team to consecutive World Series appearances. They fell in seven games to the San Francisco Giants in 2014.
Yost released a statement expressing his joy and gratitude for the organization, along with his contentment to watch the Royals grow back in to a contender. He is expected to address reporters on Tuesday, along with general manager Dayton Moore. The team is focusing now on the young core to lead them in this rebuild, which includes Jorge Soler, Aldaberto Mondesi, and Whit Merrifield. The team is not going to rush in to the managerial replacement hunt, but the likes of Mike Matheny and Dale Sveum are early favorites in that conversation.