Girardi Close to Returning to Yankees at 3-Year $9 Million

Via Joel Sherman and George King of the NY Post:

The Yankees and Joe Girardi are closing in on a three-year contract that will pay him $9 million, The Post has learned.

Girardi would receive a bump from a contract that expires Saturday that paid him $7.5 million over three years. The raise would elevate Girardi to a tie with the Phillies Charlie Manuel for the sixth highest-paid manager.

The sides believe the deal could be finalized yesterday or today. The Yankees would have to ask MLB for permission to announce it on a day when World Series games are played. Tomorrow is dark.

This is pretty much what we expected. Hopefully there will be no snags in the deal and it will go through today or tomorrow. The sooner the Yankees can wrap this up the sooner Brian Cashman can focus on resigning Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera.

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