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Joe Girardi | Catcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (53) / 10/14/1964
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Yankees GM Brian Cashman said that he does not expect either himself or manager Joe Girardi to receive contract extensions this offseason.
"I'd assume things will play out the way they've been playing out for a long time here. We will go through the end of next year and ownership will decide what they want to do as we move forward," Cashman said. Both he and Girardi are entering the final years of their current contracts. After a series of blockbuster midseason trades in which they shipped Carlos Beltran, Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller to other teams, the Yankees went on a surprise, youth-fueled run toward the playoffs over the final month-plus before finally coming back to earth in the closing weeks of the season. They ultimately finished with an 84-78 record. Wed, Oct 5, 2016 07:12:00 PM

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Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said the team is "certainly going to look at" adding a starter in the offseason.

Steinbrenner indicated that he feels the rotation is the Yankees' weak point. The Yankees' currently have a projected rotation of Masahiro Tanaka, Luis Severino, CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda and Nathan Eovaldi. While Tanaka and Severino are sure things, Pineda, Eovaldi and Sabathia all have their own sets of question marks.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 06:21:00 PM

Mike Harkey has rejoined the Yankees staff as bullpen coach.

He reprises the role that he held with the Yankees from 2008-2013 before he departed to serve as the Diamondbacks pitching coach. Tony Pena, who had functioned as the bullpen coach, will remain on the staff as the catching instructor and first base coach.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 08:27:00 PM

The Yankees have promoted Alan Cockrell from assistant hitting coach to hitting coach.

Cockrell served as an assistant this season under Jeff Pentland, who was fired last month. The club has also promoted Marcus Thames from Triple-A hitting coach to assistant hitting coach with the big club. The Yankees finished second in baseball in runs scored this season.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 05:06:00 PM

George A. King III of The New York Post reports that the Yankees have fired hitting coach Jeff Pentland after just one season.

The 69-year-old was informed by general manager Brian Cashman earlier in the week. The Yankees also are not retaining bullpen coach/catching instructor Gary Tuck. Alan Cockrell, who was the Yankees' assistant hitting coach in 2015, is believed to be in the mix to be Pentland's replacement. Raul Ibanez, Marcus Thames and James Rowsen have also been mentioned as possibilities.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 04:41:00 PM

YES Network's Jack Curry reports that the Yankees will hire Jeff Pentland as hitting coach and Alan Cockrell as assistant hitting coach.

They'll also hire Joe Espada as their new infield coach. The 68-year-old Pentland has previously been hitting coach for the Cubs (1997-2002), Royals (2003-05), Mariners (2005-08) and Dodgers (2010-11). Cockrell, who will be the Yankees' first ever assistant hitting coach, previously coached with the Rockies and Mariners.
Sun, Jan 11, 2015 03:09:00 PM

George A. King III of the New York Post reports that Cubs assistant hitting coach Eric Hinske turned down an opportunity to interview for the Yankees' hitting coach job.

The Yankees are eyeing replacements for Kevin Long, who was fired earlier this month before quickly being scooped up by the Mets. Yankees minor league hitting coordinator James Rowson is a possibility, and former Rockies hitting coach Dante Bichette's name has also been brought up. Bichette is friends with manager Joe Girardi, and his son, Dante Jr., is a prospect in the Yankees' organization.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 05:51:00 PM

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that the Yankees have fired hitting coach Kevin Long.

After finishing second in baseball in runs scored in 2012, the Yankees finished in the bottom half of the league each of the last two seasons, and that was apparently enough to cost Long his job. It's not clear at this point who the Yankees will hire as a replacement. Feinsand also says that the club will not retain first base coach Mick Kelleher.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 02:57:00 PM

The Yankees announced Friday that they have signed general manager Brian Cashman to a three-year contract extension.

There was never any doubt about Cashman's return, as the details just needed to be hammered out. The financial terms of the deal aren't known. Cashman has been New York's general manager for the past 17 seasons and has some work to do this winter as he tries to help get the Yankees back to the postseason in 2015.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 02:02:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Yankees "have begun the process of constructing a new contract" for general manager Brian Cashman.

Cashman has been New York's general manager for the past 17 seasons and his current contract is set to expire at the end of the month. The Yankees missed the playoffs for the second straight year despite spending big money last winter, but Olney hears that Cashman's relationship with the organization and the Steinbrenners remains strong.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 01:21:00 PM

The Yankees and pitching coach Larry Rothschild are close to announcing a new deal, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.

Feinsand says the deal is agreed upon by both sides and will be announced shortly. Rothschild has been the Yankees' pitching coach since 2010, and his deal was set to expire at the end of the month. Yankees GM Brian Cashman has stated an intent to retain all six of Girardi's coaches after the club struck a new deal with the skipper on October 9. The terms of Rothschild's deal are still unknown.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 06:39:00 PM

George A. King III of the New York Post reports that the Yankees are close to an extension with pitching coach Larry Rothschild.

The Yankees locked up manager Joe Girardi through 2017 on Wednesday, so now they are moving on to other matters. Rothschild has been the team's pitching coach for the past three seasons and his contract expires at the end of the month.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 04:36:00 PM

Yankees signed manager Joe Girardi to a four-year contract extension.

Girardi's contract was set to expire at the end of the month, but he'll now be locked up through the 2017 season. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that he'll receive $16 million over the four years, with the chance to earn more in postseason bonuses, which makes him the second-highest paid manager in the sport behind the Angels' Mike Scioscia. There was some speculation about Girardi possibly having interest in managing the Cubs, but the Yankees moved quickly to make sure such a scenario wouldn't become a reality. Girardi has a 564-408 record over six seasons as Yankees manager and has won one World Series title.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 03:04:00 PM

Andrew Marchand of reports that that Yankees are "prepared to give Joe Girardi as much time as he needs" to make a decision about their contract offer.

Girardi's contract officially runs out at the end of the month, and Marchand says the club is willing to wait that long. The Yankees have reportedly offered the skipper a three-year deal in the $12-15 million range, but they could get into a bidding war with the Cubs, who have set their sights on Girardi.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 07:21:00 PM

Mark D. Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune heard from a source that the Cubs are "willing to top whatever offer" the Yankees have made to manager Joe Girardi.

That could mean upwards of $5 million per season over a three- or four-year deal. The Yankees don't want to lose Girardi, so that number may climb even higher. Girardi is officially under contract with New York until November 1, which means there's much more negotiating to come.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 11:57:00 AM

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