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Joe Girardi, New York Yankees part ways after 10 seasons

Joe Girardi will leave the New York Yankees after 10 seasons as manager, ESPN reports.

In his time helming the team, Girardi won a World Series and made it to the playoffs half a dozen times, including advancing to this year's American League Championship Series, which the Yankees lost in seven games to the Houston Astros. Girardi had just reached the end of a four-year $16-million contract; he told WFAN Radio on Thursday that "with a heavy heart, I come to you because the Yankees have decided not to bring me back."

There is no obvious successor to Girardi, ESPN writes, although management will "favor a candidate who has a good feel for the clubhouse, a willingness to use advanced statistics, and one who can handle the extreme expectations of fans and media in the Bronx."