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Ex-Yankees manager Joe Girardi named Team USA Premier12 manager

It didn’t take long for former New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi to find a new managing gig.

USA Baseball announced Girardi will be the manager of the Premiere12 team. Girardi will lead Premeire12 to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The qualifying round will begin on November 2-17, where Team USA will face Guadalajara, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

“It is truly an honor to be named the manager for the USA Baseball Premier12 Team,” Girardi said in a press release from USA Baseball.”I was fortunate to wear this very special jersey as a player on the national team in 1985 and it is a privilege to be chosen to wear it once again as a manager. I look forward to leading Team USA as we strive for a gold medal and look to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.”

Girardi previously managed the Florida Marlins in 2006 and the Yankees from 2008-18. He won Manager of the Year in 2006, and led the Yankees to a World Series championship in 2009. In 10 seasons with the Bronx Bombers, Girardi went 910-710 while acquiring six postseason appearances and three American League East titles.

Girardi is currently is serving as an analyst for the MLB Network.

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