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NYY Manager Joe Girardi (file photo © Spot-On Sports/R. Allan Schnoor)

Joe Girardi, after 10 seasons with the New York Yankees, will not return to the team next year in an organizational decision.  Compiling a 910-710 record as Yankees’ manager including a 2009 World Series title, Girardi was surprised by the decision.  “With a heavy heart, I come to you because the Yankees have decided not to bring me back,” Girardi said,

Adding, “I’ve had 10 great years here,” Girardi said after the ALCS Game 7 loss. I feel extremely blessed. God has been good to me. And we’ll see what the future holds.”  Girardi was in the final year of a four-year, $16-million contract. The New York Post reported Wednesday that Girardi was set to meet with general manager Brian Cashman Thursday to discuss his future with the organization. Cashman’s three-year contract is also set to expire.