Future not on Yost's mind

Future not on Yost's mind

KANSAS CITY -- Ned Yost likes managing the Royals. General manager Dayton Moore likes the job that Yost has done.

So what's the possibility of Yost being brought back to manage the club in 2011? Answer: Nothing has been done yet.

"When the time's right, we'll get there," Yost said Monday. "I don't worry about it. I focus on my task at hand -- that's Chicago and helping these guys win a ballgame today. In due time, and when the time's right, I'm sure that'll all get taken care of."

Moore was asked if there was any time frame for a decision on Yost, who was hired on May 14 to replace Trey Hillman for the rest of the season.

"We'll see," Moore said. "I can't really comment on it now for a lot of reasons."

Yost took a 12-23 club and had it playing at a .500 pace, 21-21, following Monday night's 3-1 victory over the White Sox.

"We're very pleased with the direction of our team, and we'll just make the decision at the appropriate time," Moore said. "I think he's done a terrific job. He's brought a renewed energy and a renewed expectation level to our team and our organization."

Yost, who managed the Brewers from 2003-08, is a happy camper.

"I can't think of one drawback. I love the city; I love the stadium; I love watching these kids; I love the front office," Yost said. "I love everything about it."

Yost was a coach for 12 years on Bobby Cox's staff in Atlanta, and his name has come up as a possible candidate to succeed Cox in the Braves' job when he steps down after this season. Moore was asked if that might hasten the Royals' decision.

"Not necessarily," Moore said. "We've got to be concerned with what we do and focus on what we do here. It's challenging enough to manage through your own situation, let alone someone else's."