MLB Network Hires Joe Girardi As Studio Analyst

SECAUCUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Former Yankees manager Joe Girardi is joining the MLB Network as a studio analyst and is set to make his debut Wednesday night.

Girardi was fired after 10 seasons as Yankees manager and replaced by Aaron Boone. While New York reached Game 7 of the AL Championship Series before losing to Houston, the team wanted to make a generational change.

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Girardi, 53, worked for ESPN Radio during the 2003 NL Division Series, for the Yankees’ YES Network in 2004 and 2007, and for Fox in 2007.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

He was the NL Manager of the Year with the Florida Marlins in 2006 and was hired by the Yankees ahead of the 2008 season. He led the Bronx Bombers to a world championship in 2009.

Girardi told WFAN in November he hopes to manage again.

Boone had been an ESPN analyst for its Sunday broadcasts and was replaced by former Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.

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