Joe Girardi will not be back as manager of the New York Yankees in 2018.
On Thursday morning, David Kaplan of ESPN 1000 in Chicago reported that Girardi and the Yankees have agreed to part ways and an official announcement is expected later in the day.
Girardi had just completed a four-year, $16 million contract and fell one game short of taking the Yankees to the World Series.
There is immediately no clear replacement.
However, ESPN noted bench coach Rob Thomson is “highly respected” and could emerge as a candidate if Yankees general manager Brian Cashman chooses to go with a lower profile name.
This season, the New York Yankees finished with a 91-71 record before losing to the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the ALCS.