Cashman plans on raise for Girardi

NEW YORK -- With the assurance from Joe Girardi that he would like to return as the Yankees manager, GM Brian Cashman plans on offering the manager a raise when he has his first significant negotiations with Girardi's agent over lunch Wednesday.

Girardi, 48, could have other opportunities in managing and broadcasting. Cashman declined to say if he would grant Girardi permission to talk to the Chicago Cubs. With Girardi is under contract with the Yankees until Oct. 31st, a source told ESPN New York the Yankees are hesitant to give Girardi permission to speak with the Cubs.

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