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New York Yankees are not bringing back Joe Girardi

Joe Girardi, the Yankees’ manager since 2008, will not be back with the club for 2018

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The New York Yankees have opted to not bring back manager Joe Girardi for the 2018 season, Girardi has announced. Girardi had been the manager for the Yankees since 2008, and had just completed leading the team to an unexpected playoff berth before getting bounced in the ALCS by the Houston Astros.

The timing with this decision means that other teams are farther along in the hiring process, with several teams already hiring new managers for the 2018 season, reducing the pool of prospects. There had been rumblings about whether Girardi would be back for a while, but this is still a surprise.

If you are keeping track at home, that’s three 2017 LDS teams — Washington, Boston and the Yankees — who have opted for a managerial change so far this offseason.