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Girardi Staying With Yankees Under Four-Year Deal

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi is staying in pinstripes.

The Yankees on Wednesday re-signed their manager to a four-year deal reportedly worth around $16 million.

Girardi replaced Joe Torre as the team's skipper before the 2008 season.

Since then, the Bombers have made the playoffs in four of those six seasons under Girardi.

They won the World Series in 2009.

They won just 85 games this past season, the worst record they've had under Girardi, but the team was in playoff contention despite injuries and several off-the-field distractions.

There were reports that the Cubs were interested in signing him, but the 48-year-old Girardi said that this is where he wants to be.

"It's a special place to manage because of the opportunity you have every year, the tools that they give you," he said. "The history of this organization is unbelievable, and to be able to, just to be able to put on the pinstripes as a coach, a player or manager, whoever you are, I think, is special."

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