Ned Yost will return as the Royals' manager next year following Kansas City's poorest season since 2005.

Kansas City announced a one-year extension Sunday before the season finale against the Indians.

"The harmony in the organization is really important," General Manager Dayton Moore said. "We're at a point in time right now where we think continuity is even more crucial than it has been in the past. We've seen the improvement of a lot of the players that are on the field right now. We're really pleased with the coaching staff."

Yost became Royals manager on May 13, 2010, and led the team to the 2015 World Series title, the team's first since 1985 and second ever.

He also managed Milwaukee from 2003-08.

Scioscia steps down

Mike Scioscia has stepped down as manager of the Los Angeles Angels after 19 seasons, ending the longest current tenure in the majors with a come-from-behind victory.

He guided the Angels to the franchise's only World Series title in 2009.

Scioscia was in the final year of his contract. Angels owner Arte Moreno thanked Scioscia in a statement and said he would always be part of the franchise's family.

The Angels finished with an 80-82 mark. They haven't won a postseason game since 2009.

Heel surgery

Yoenis Cespedes is scheduled for his second heel surgery in a few weeks, but the oft-injured New York Mets slugger says he can't yet predict how much he'll be able to play next season.

Cespedes had surgery Aug. 2 performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Wisconsin to remove bone calcification in his right heel, the first of two operations expected to sideline the outfielder for eight to 10 months. The procedure on his left heel is set for Oct. 23, five days after his 33rd birthday.

Because Cespedes' status is uncertain, Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon said the team must plan in the offseason as though the two-time All-Star will be unavailable.

In his first comments to Mets reporters since the initial surgery, Cespedes said Sunday through a translator that he feels very good — even better than he expected at this stage. Cespedes said he returned to Citi Field this weekend because he wanted to see his teammates at the end of the season and be on hand for David Wright's farewell Saturday night.