Agreed Manager Joe Girardi and the New York Yankees agreed on the outline of a $9 million, three-year contract, according to a baseball official familiar with the negotiations. Although the agreement is not complete, the person told the New York Post on Thursday that the deal is “going to get done.” Girardi would be able to earn about $500,000 more each year in bonuses based on the team’s performance.
Hired Former Oakland A’s general manager Sandy Alderson has been chosen to fill the same position with the New York Mets. Alderson will be introduced today at a Citi Field news conference. GM Omar Minaya and manager Jerry Manuel were fired after the team’s second consecutive losing season. The club has said its new GM will lead the search for the team’s next manager.
Ended The Phillies have cut ties with 47-year-old pitcher Jamie Moyer. Moyer, reserve Greg Dobbs and catcher Paul Hoover elected to file for free agency. Moyer has 267 career wins. He missed the second half of the season with an elbow injury.
Determined Oklahoma State officials have determined that star receiver Justin Blackmon did not break NCAA rules while attending a Dallas Cowboys game earlier this week. The university said that the compliance office had consulted with the NCAA and determined that Blackmon didn’t break any rules. Blackmon was suspended for the Cowboys’ game at Kansas State after he was arrested on a DUI charge on his way back from the game.
Extended Sponsorship of Jeff Gordon’s car was filled when longtime partner DuPont announced a three-year extension with the four-time NASCAR champion. DuPont is scaling back its commitment starting next year and will be Gordon’s primary sponsor in 14 races. The announcement comes a day after the AARP Foundation picked up 22 of DuPont’s previous races as a part of its “Drive to End Hunger” campaign.
Retired Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver was retired because of concern over bone bruises in his legs and will become a stud horse. Tests last month revealed the bruises, WinStar Farm racing manager Elliott Walden said. He anticipated a full recovery but felt there was a “slight risk” the colt would not return to the form he showed last spring.