Manager Joe Girardi signed a four-year contract Wednesday to stay with the New York Yankees through 2017.
FOX Sports Insider Ken Rosenthal reports that the deal is worth $16 plus incentives, making Girardi the second-highest paid MLB manager, after Los Angeles Angels skipper Mike Scioscia.
General manager Brian Cashman had said after the team missed the playoffs for the second time since 1992 that the Yankees wanted to keep Girardi, whose name was mentioned for the Cubs opening in his native Illinois.
The 48-year-old Girardi said it would be up to his family if he returned. He was completing his second three-year deal with New York since taking over for Joe Torre after the 2007 season.
"After talking to my family, this is where we wanted to come back," Girardi said.
Despite finishing tied for third in the AL East at 85-77, Girardi had what many believed was his best season as a manager. He kept the Yankees in the playoff chase until late September despite injuries to stars Dere...