SAN DIEGO – The Yankees made their first signing of the Winter Meetings on Monday, with general manager Brian Cashman agreeing to a new four-year deal to remain with the organization he has managed for more than two decades.
The move had been expected since the end of the season, but Cashman had been working at will since his previous five-year deal expired at the end of October.
He will continue in his role as senior vice president and GM and has been tasked by the Astros with building a roster that can stay in the playoffs — a task that may be easier on Monday. When Houston lost Justin Verlander to the Mets.
Cashman, 55, has served as the Yankees’ GM since 1998.
When asked about his contract status at the postseason press conference, Cashman said, “Of course I want to stay… We’ll see how it plays out.”
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While Cashman said he hasn’t talked to other organizations and believes he will sign a new deal with general partner Hal Steinbrenner, the GM said, “I’m not taking anything for granted. I’m not here to think anything.”