Former Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Joins MLB Network

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Joe Girardi will not be in a dugout this season, but he is still going to be around the game of baseball.

On Wednesday, it was announced that Girardi had been hired by the MLB Network as a studio analyst. The ex-manager of the New York Yankees will now be behind the desk for the 2018 season.

Girardi, 53, had spent the last decade as the manager of the Yankees. During his tenure in New York, he went 910-710 and won a World Series in 2009. Girardi was also the manager of the Florida Marlins during the 2006 season. He had a record of 78-84 in his lone year with the Marlins. Girardi won the NL Manager of the Year Award that season.

The Yankees reached the American League Championship Series in 2017 but lost to the Houston Astros in seven games. Despite a successful season, the team decided to move on from Girardi. It was reported that Girardi and Yankees general manager Brian Cashman were not getting along. The Yankees hired Aaron Boone to be their new manager in December.

It will be interesting to hear what Girardi has to say, as he has plenty of insight into what’s going on in the MLB. He will undoubtably bring a new perspective to the desk.

In all likelihood, Girardi will be back in the dugout within the next few years. For now though, he is going to give his thoughts on television.

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