The Kansas City Royals have picked up the option on manager Ned Yost's contract for 2013.
Terms were not disclosed.
Yost was named the Royals manager on May 13, 2010, replacing Trey Hillman, and two months later was given a two-year extension through the 2012 season with an option for 2013.
The Royals have compiled a record of 126-163 during Yost's tenure, including 71-91 in 2011. He has a career mark of 583-665, spending nearly six full seasons from 2003-08 with Milwaukee.
Yost was poised to guide the Brewers to a playoff appearance in 2008 before he was fired with 12 games remaining in the regular season. Milwaukee was on the verge of a collapse when Yost was dismissed, then eventually captured the NL wild card before bowing out to the eventual World Series champion Phillies in four games in the Division Series.