Joe Girardi will be back as manager of the New York Yankees after signing a four-year deal that will keep him with the Bronx Bombers through 2017.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but the New York Post on Wednesday reported the contract to be worth $16 million.

Girardi's previous contract expired following the 2013 Major League Baseball season. The Yankees battled injury and other issues -- including the doping case involving Alex Rodriguez -- on the way to an 85-77 record.

They failed to reach the playoffs for the first time since Girardi's first season at the helm in 2008.

In his six seasons as manager, Girardi has a record of 564-408 with three division titles and a wild card playoff berth.

He led the Yankees to their 27th World Series crown in 2009.

Girardi, 48, played for the Cubs and Yankees, as well as Colorado and St. Louis, in his 15-year Major League playing career. He was a member of World Series-winning Yankees teams in 1996, 1998 and 1999.

 

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