Marc Weinreich
Wednesday October 9th, 2013

Yankees manager Joe Girardi will return to the team next season on a four-year deal. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images) Yankees manager Joe Girardi will return to the Bronx next season on a four-year deal. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi signed a new four-year deal with the team on Wednesday, according to ESPNNewYork.com.

Terms of the deal are not immediately available, but Girardi, an Illinois native, had reportedly been coveted by the Chicago Cubs and was seeking a raise from his approximately $3-million per year salary. His current deal is set to expire at the end of October.

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Girardi, who turns 49 next week, helped lead the Yankees to the playoffs four times and won a title with New York in 2009.

This past season, New York finished 85-77 and missed the playoffs for only the second time during Girardi's tenure. Overall, he has a 564-408 record in New York. JAFFE: Looking back at blockbuster trade between LCS-bound Dodgers and Red Sox

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