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Joe Girardi | Catcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (50) / 10/14/1964
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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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. Jan 11 - 3:09 PM

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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

Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that the Yankees' offer to Joe Girardi is for three years and $12-15 million.

Girardi made $3 million in 2013, so he'd be getting a nice little bump in salary. The skipper has yet to make a decision on whether to accept the offer, but he's expected to make up his mind soon. The Cubs and Nationals are also interested in Girardi should things not work out with the Yankees.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 10:13:00 AM

The Yankees have officially made a contract offer to manager Joe Girardi, and are awaiting his response.

While the financial details of the offer are not yet known, it is believed to be substantial. Girardi is expected to take the weekend to make a decision. His current deal with the Yankees officially expires on November 1, so other teams would have to wait until then to discuss any potential managerial openings.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 07:25:00 PM

David Waldstein of the New York Times reports that the Yankees will make a "substantial" formal offer to manager Joe Girardi Friday.

Negotiations between the club and the skipper's agent have been going on since Wednesday. The Yankees expect to have an answer within the next few days, so we could know by the end of the weekend if Girardi will stay in New York. The Cubs and Nationals are expected to pursue Girardi if things don't work out with the Yankees.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 11:57:00 AM

Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that a "gap remains" in contract talks between the Yankees and manager Joe Girardi.

The Yankees are willing to give Girardi a raise from this year's $3 million salary and want to get a deal done quickly, but the skipper has some leverage with the Cubs and Nationals and possibly the Reds showing interest. The Bombers are not expected to grant requests by others clubs to interview Girardi, who remains under contract through the end of the World Series.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 10:01:00 AM

Joe Girardi and the Yankees met on Wednesday, with the Yankees reportedly making a contract offer, according to Jon Heyman of

It's believed the Cubs are interested in Girardi's services, but the Yankees aren't ready to let him walk out the door yet. Girardi reportedly received an offer from the club and gave them some contract parameters as well. The two sides will meet again Thursday.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 09:03:00 PM

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