NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Joe Girardi will likely sign a 3-year contract extension with the Yankees, according to George King III and Mark Hale of the NY Post.

From the Post:

“There is no chance the Yankees and Joe Girardi announce a contract extension today when the manager and Brian Cashman will talk at Yankee Stadium.

“Eventually, a deal will be struck. Hal Steinbrenner and Cashman think highly of Girardi, who likely will sign a three-year deal.”

Girardi’s initial $7.8 million, three-year contract as Joe Torre’s successor is expiring. According to GM Brian Cashman, there’s little doubt he will return.

“I would think that would be our first order of business,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “But I haven’t talked to our owners yet.”

The Yankees also have to deal with contract negotiations for Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and perhaps Andy Pettitte, plus their likely attempt to woo Cliff Lee and possibly Carl Crawford.

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