Source: Yankees offer new deal to Joe Girardi
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi watches the scoreboard from the dugout as the Yankees play the Houston Astros during a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Houston. The Yankees won the game 5-1 in 14 innings. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi scratches his head as he stands in the dugout in the 13th inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Houston. The Yankees won 5-1 in 14 innings. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
A person familiar with the negotiations said the New York Yankees made a contract offer to Manager Joe Girardi.
The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity yesterday because the offer was not announced.
Girardi’s contract expires at the end of the month. Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman met with Girardi on Monday and with the manager’s agent, Steve Mandell, on Wednesday.
Girardi replaced Joe Torre after the 2007 season and was given a $7.8 million, three-year contract. He is completing a $9 million, three-year deal.
He has led the Yankees to a 564-408 record and a World Series title. Crippled by injuries, New York had its poorest season since 1992, missing the playoffs for the second time in 19 years and finishing tied for third in the AL East at 85-77.