(NEW YORK) — Manager Joe Girardi is staying in the Bronx after agreeing to a four-year contract with the New York Yankees, the team announced on Wednesday. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed, but ESPN is reporting the deal is worth $16 million and includes postseason bonuses.
Girardi took over as Yankee manager after Joe Torre left following the 2007 season. In his six years at the helm, he has compiled a record of 564-408, winning the World Series championship in 2009. This past season, New York finished 85-77, failing to qualify for the postseason for just the second time in 19 years.
Girardi previously led the Florida Marlins, where in his lone season in as manager, in 2006, he finished 78-84. He won the National League Manager of the Year award for keeping the Fish in contention despite having baseball’s lowest payroll at $15 million.
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