Ned Yost would like to see defensive shifts outlawed in major leagues



May 30, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost during a game against the Colorado Rockies at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., last August. John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS

Major League Baseball: Kansas City Royals

Put Ned Yost in baseball’s anti-defensive shift camp.

The topic arose from a recent report affirming that baseball was on pace to have the fewest singles in a season, and Yost had his reason.

“It’s a product of the shift in my mind, more than anything else,” Yost said. “It’s harder to hit singles. You either go the other way or find a crease, which is increasingly more difficult than it’s ever been.

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