Girardi Coming Back 10/9/13
NEW YORK- The New York Yankees won't need to seek a new skipper for next season.
Manager Joe Girardi has signed a four-year extension that keeps him under contract with the New York Yankees through 2017. He was in the final year of his deal, leading to speculation the Illinois native might leave the Yankees and possibly take over the Chicago Cubs.
The new contract could be worth up to $20 million.
The Yankees have gone a major league-best 564-408 with four postseason appearances in six years under Girardi, but they come off their worst season since 1992 and missed the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years.