Holiday gift for Royals GM

Dayton Moore

Dayton Moore

(AP) — The Kansas City Royals have given general manager Dayton Moore a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season after the team had its best record in more than 20 years.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Moore joined the Royals in 2006, taking over a franchise that had become a laughingstock. But he rebuilt a depleted farm system, and his work has begun to pay off. Several homegrown players contributed to an 86-76 season this past year.

The Royals rewarded manager Ned Yost with a two-year extension in October, which meant that for the past couple months he’d been working on a longer contract than his boss.

Moore had said all along he wasn’t worried about getting a new deal.