Yankees-Girardi Contract Talks Underway
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NEW YORK (WFAN / WCBS 880 / AP) — Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is meeting with Joe Girardi’s agent for what he hopes will be a quick process to bring the manager back after his $7.8 million, three-year contract expires on Halloween. Both sides have expressed a desire to continue the relationship.
“It doesn’t mean we’ll have anything to announce [Tuesday],” said Cashman. “There’s an interest level on both parties to keep moving forward together. We’ll let that work its way out.”
Jon Heyman is reporting that the Yankees are expected to sign Girardi to a 3-year, $9 million deal.
Girardi is 287-199 with New York, winning the 2009 World Series title after the Yankees missed the playoffs in ’08, his first season as Joe Torre’s replacement, for the first time since 1993.
“I love being here. I’ve love working here,” Girardi said. “I want to be back. I hope it gets done quickly.”
Both Cashman and Girardi joined WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Monday to discuss possible changes coming to the Bronx this offseason.
Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.