Brewers' Yost rewarded with extension through '08

Updated: February 25, 2006, 4:59 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee extended the contract of manager Ned Yost through 2008, rewarding him for the Brewers' first non-losing season since 1992.

The Brewers finished 81-81 in 2005, Yost's third season with the club. His contract includes a club option for 2009.

General manager Doug Melvin said Yost is the person to lead the Brewers to postseason play.

"His work ethic, leadership skills and passion for the Brewers fans ... confirmed to us that this was the right thing to do," Melvin ...

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