Edgar Frederick 'Ned' Yost III (born August 19, 1955) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and current manager of the Kansas City Royals. He is the former manager of the Milwaukee Brewers. Yost, as a player, was used primarily as a backup catcher for the Brewers from 1980 to 1983 (which included the 1982 World Series), and then spent a year with the Texas Rangers (1984; he played a career-high 80 games with the Rangers, hitting .182) and played 5 games for the Montreal Expos (1985) before retiring. He never had more than 242 at bats in a season. He ended his career with a .212 batting average, and .237 on base percentage, in 605 at bats. He had a .982 fielding percentage (the league average was .987). Yost briefly enjoyed a second career as a taxidermist in Jackson, Mississippi in between his playing days and coaching days. After a brief stint managing in the minors, Yost joined the Atlanta Braves organization.
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