With an expiring contract as the backdrop, the Yankees worked out an extension with the manager though the 2017 season.
Yankees announce Manager Joe Girardi will be back for four more years after signing a contract through the 2017 season
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) October 9, 2013
While some tried to link Girardi to the managerial vacancy with the Chicago Cubs the situation never got that far. Giardi has led the Yankees to the playoffs four times in his six years of managing. The Yankees won the World Series in 2009.
A new deal with Girardi is expected to be worth as much as $16 million over the next four years.