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Joe Girardi ‘Surprised’ And ‘Disappointed’ By Leaving Yankees

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The New York Yankees made the call to part ways to Joe Girardi despite Girardi’s preference to stay on with the team, according to the former Yankees manager.

Girardi said he is “surprised” and “disappointed” in his first comments since parting ways with the club that he managed over the past 10 years, a team that he says he “wanted to finish what we had started this year.”

Girardi said that the Yankees decision making process was swift.

“It was fairly quick,” Girardi said in an interview with the Atlantic.

“Brian told me as an organization they had decided to go in a different direction. We talked for a few minutes and we talked later on for a little bit longer.

For me, there was disappointment because I kind of wanted to finish what we had started this year. And I was looking forward to the growth of the organization, the young players, the more young players with the veterans we had.

“I was very excited about 2018. But in a lot of respects, I’m really thankful. I was there for 10 years. How many managers, head coaches in the NFL, NBA, NHL, college football coaches, college basketball coaches, get to spend 10 years in one place?”

At certain points during the Yankees season it was reported that Girardi may want out, but the former skipper denies that being the case.

“I think sometimes people perceived that I didn’t want to come back, and that’s not the case,” Girardi said.

While Girardi would like to manage again he also has interest working the MLB front offices or returning to television.

“I truly love this game — the strategy of the game, the relationships in the game, the passion I have for getting the most out of people,” Girardi explained.

“I want everyone who has an opportunity to be able to experience what I’ve experienced in this game, all the good things that have happened to me because of this game.”

 

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Blue Jays Calling Up Cavan Biggio

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The Toronto Blue Jays are calling up second base prospect Cavan Biggio to the majors for the very first time on Friday, according to ESPN.

Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, has performed well for Triple A Buffalo this season, posting a .306/.440/.507 slash line.

Toronto selected Biggio, 24, in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

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Royals Assign Drew Storen To Double-A

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The Kansas City Royals have assigned former big-league reliever Drew Storen to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, according to Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Paul Boyd.

Storen, who inked a minor league deal with the Royals back in February of this year, is attempting a comeback, as he hasn’t pitched in the majors since playing for the Cincinnati Reds back in 2017.

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Neil Ramirez Accepts Outright Assignment With Indians

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Cleveland Indians reliever Neil Ramirez will remain within the organization after clearing outright waivers and accepting an assignment to Triple-A, according to an official team announcement.

Ramirez landed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Indians this offseason, avoiding arbitration.

Ramirez, 29, has struggled during the 2019 season and maybe a stint in Triple A will help him work things out.

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