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October 9, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Joe Girardi accepted a four-year contract to remain as manager of the New York Yankees, the team announced Wednesday. The contract guarantees him $16 million, according to CBS Sports. Mike Scioscia of the Angels, the highest-paid manager in Major League Baseball, averages $5 million a year on a contract that extends through 2017. The Dodgers have made no announcement about the future of Manager Don Mattingly, whose option for next season has not been exercised. However, with this week's announcements that Scioscia would return to the Angels and Girardi to the Yankees, two high-profile potential replacements are no longer available.
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October 9, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Joe Girardi accepted a four-year contract to remain as manager of the New York Yankees, the team announced Wednesday. The contract guarantees him $16 million, according to CBS Sports. Mike Scioscia of the Angels, the highest-paid manager in Major League Baseball, averages $5 million a year on a contract that extends through 2017. The Dodgers have made no announcement about the future of Manager Don Mattingly, whose option for next season has not been exercised. However, with this week's announcements that Scioscia would return to the Angels and Girardi to the Yankees, two high-profile potential replacements are no longer available.
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October 11, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Jerry Girardi, the father of New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi, died Saturday in Metamora, Ill., at age 81, according to the Deiters Funeral Home. He had suffered from Alzheimer's disease since the 1990s. After serving in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War, Jerry Girardi worked in construction sales and as a bricklayer, according to the funeral home's website . His wife, Angela, died in 1984. They had four sons and a daughter. A funeral is scheduled for Monday in Peoria, Ill. Joe Girardi has been with the Yankees in all three games of their American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles, which started Sunday.
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September 27, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
The Toronto Blue Jays are baseball's most disappointing team. Their general manager will return next season. The Philadelphia Phillies doubled down on expensive contracts for older players, then produced their worst season in 13 years. Their general manager will return. The Seattle Mariners will finish fourth in the American League West for the fourth consecutive year. Their general manager will return. The Angels? Owner Arte Moreno put General Manager Jerry Dipoto and Manager Mike Scioscia on notice last month, but he has not said a word since then.
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May 7, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez
Two seasons removed from managing the New York Yankees, Joe Torre still can't distance himself from his former employers. Torre shook his head when told of how fans at Yankee Stadium chanted "We-want-Torre!" in the ninth inning of the Yankees' 7-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. The loss dropped the Yankees to 13-13. "Those fans are impatient," Torre said. "I enjoyed the 12 years. They weren't always happy with me."
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April 26, 2010 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Kendry Morales knows he has been swinging a hot bat, but not so hot he warrants the Barry Bonds treatment. The Angels first baseman was shocked when New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi , with runners on first and second and two outs in the seventh inning Sunday, ordered left-handed reliever Damaso Marte to intentionally walk Morales, who was batting from the right side. "I don't have enough years in this league for someone to walk me with a man on first base," Morales, in his second full big league season, said through an interpreter.
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July 12, 2010 | By Mike DiGiovanna and Laura Myers
New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi announced Monday morning that Michael Young would replace the injured Adrian Beltre on the American League roster for Tuesday night's All-Star game, giving Texas, which leads the American League West, seven all-stars. When Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton , who will start in center field and bat cleanup for the AL, heard the news, he said, "Yes! I was thinking that might happen." One problem … it didn't. Girardi, who is managing the AL team, jumped the gun on the announcement, and Beltre, the Boston Red Sox third baseman who tweaked his left hamstring Sunday in Toronto, said after Monday afternoon's workout that he expects to play.
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August 11, 2012 | From Wire Reports
New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia was put on the 15-day disabled list becasue of inflammation and pain in his elbow, Manager Joe Girardi said Saturday. The move is retroactive to Aug. 9. Girardi said Sabathia felt stiff two days after his Aug. 3 start against Seattle but an MRI test didn't show any damage. Sabathia felt stiff again after pitching at Detroit on Aug. 8. He threw on flat ground Friday rather than throwing his regular bullpen session and continued to experience mild discomfort.
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August 21, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster didn't admit to any wrongdoing but began serving his five-game suspension Tuesday for throwing at New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez three days earlier. “I thought about appealing,” said Dempster, who maintains that he was trying to establish the inside part of the plate and didn't hit A-Rod on purpose during the second inning of Sunday's game. “At the end of the day, I think Major League Baseball does a really good job of thinking through punishments before they hand them out. I thought it was in the best interest of us as a team to go ahead and serve my suspension.” Dempster was scheduled to pitch Saturday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles but now appears to be in line to start at home against Baltimore on Tuesday.
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October 31, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Joe Girardi on Tuesday agreed to a three-year contract to manage the New York Yankees and a mandate to deliver World Series championship No. 27 to the club. "I expect to be playing in the fall classic next October. I think that's everyone's expectation," Girardi said. Girardi's deal is worth $7.8 million, a person familiar with the agreement said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Girardi was the 2006 National League manager of the year with Florida.
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August 21, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster didn't admit to any wrongdoing but began serving his five-game suspension Tuesday for throwing at New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez three days earlier. “I thought about appealing,” said Dempster, who maintains that he was trying to establish the inside part of the plate and didn't hit A-Rod on purpose during the second inning of Sunday's game. “At the end of the day, I think Major League Baseball does a really good job of thinking through punishments before they hand them out. I thought it was in the best interest of us as a team to go ahead and serve my suspension.” Dempster was scheduled to pitch Saturday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles but now appears to be in line to start at home against Baltimore on Tuesday.
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August 20, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
There's at least one person who will leap to the defense of Alex Rodriguez: Yankees Manager Joe Girardi. Girardi on Tuesday was still upset that Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster hit Rodriguez with a pitch during Monday's game, and called on Major League Baseball to suspend Dempster, because it will be "open season" on Rodriguez if the pitcher isn't suspended. "If he isn't punished, it makes Rodriguez open season for people, and that can't happen," Girardi said Tuesday before the Yankees played a doubleheader against Toronto.
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August 19, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster is nothing if not persistent, taking more than one attempt before giving Red Sox fans what they apparently wanted to see Sunday -- controversial New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez getting nailed by a pitch. Rodriguez, who is allowed to keep playing while appealing a 211-game suspension by Major League Baseball in the Biogenesis drug case, was booed by the crowd at Fenway Park all night, starting with his initial appearance in the on-deck circle during the first inning.
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June 22, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
When Don Mattingly and Joe Girardi faced off at Yankee Stadium last week, the two managers must have felt as if they were looking into a mirror. Consider the similarities: • Both are former Yankees players. • Both are managing teams - Girardi the Yankees, Mattingly the Dodgers - with big expectations and the biggest payrolls in their respective leagues. • And both have disabled lists that read like All-Star teams with the Yankees playing without Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson, Alex Rodriguez, Kevin Youkilis and Mark Teixeira, and the Dodgers without Josh Beckett, Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford and Chad Billingsley.
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June 18, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez, Los Angeles Times
— For a day, maybe even two, Don Mattingly will be king again. Donnie Baseball is returning to the Bronx. Even though Mattingly is in town to manage the Dodgers' first games against the Yankees in New York since the 1981 World Series, and even though he never played or coached in the new Yankee Stadium, part of him considers this place home. He will always be a Yankee. "It's like Larry Bird, right?" Mattingly said. "He played for the [Boston] Celtics his whole career. Even though he coached the [Indiana]
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October 12, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Wow. Alex Rodriguez will start the New York Yankees' biggest game of the year on the bench. Eric Chavez will start for the Yankees in the decisive Game 5 of their AL division series with the Baltimore Orioles. Rodriguez is two for 16 with nine strikeouts in the series. With runners on second and third and one out in the eighth inning of a 1-1 game Thursday night, he struck out against Darren O'Day. Baltimore went on to win 2-1 in 13 innings. "I think he's just going through a difficult time," Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said.
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February 25, 1997 | Associated Press
Yankee catcher Joe Girardi was hospitalized for several hours because of a severe migraine, and Manager Joe Torre said Girardi was also dehydrated and nauseated. "They're not sure what's causing it," Torre said. "We'll hopefully know something in the morning." * Albert Belle, saying he wants to play as soon as possible, plans to make his debut for the Chicago White Sox Friday in the team's exhibition opener against Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla.
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October 2, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Joe Girardi was a major league catcher for 15 seasons and has been a big league manager for five. During that time he has caught, counseled and consoled hundreds of pitchers, including Greg Maddux, Andy Pettitte, Roger Clemens and Dwight Gooden. Yet, the New York Yankees manager doesn't have to think long to identify the best one with whom he has worked. "When people ask me who the greatest pitcher I ever caught was, I say Mo," Girardi said, referring to Yankees closer Mariano Rivera.
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October 11, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Jerry Girardi, the father of New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi, died Saturday in Metamora, Ill., at age 81, according to the Deiters Funeral Home. He had suffered from Alzheimer's disease since the 1990s. After serving in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War, Jerry Girardi worked in construction sales and as a bricklayer, according to the funeral home's website . His wife, Angela, died in 1984. They had four sons and a daughter. A funeral is scheduled for Monday in Peoria, Ill. Joe Girardi has been with the Yankees in all three games of their American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles, which started Sunday.
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August 23, 2012
  So Yankees Manager Joe Girardi was just minding his own business, giving a news conference Wednesday night after his team lost to the Chicago, completing a sweep by the White Sox. He's answering a reporter's question when in the distance he hears "Yankees swept? Yes!"  But he ignores it, and continues answering, when he starts to hear it again. And then Joe Girardi gets angry and stops his answer mid-sentence. "Hey, hey, shut up! We're doing an interview!" he says as he moves toward the guy. But that's not the best part.
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