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Girardi back to likely navigate final days of Yanks' elder core

NEW YORK — Joe Girardi understands that by signing for three more years with the Yankees he will have the delicate task of guiding an aging "Core Four" through the final stages of their careers.

The Yankees and their manager finalized a deal Friday that runs through the 2013 season.

Should the crew that has won five championships in New York remain together, SS Derek Jeter will turn 37, LHP Andy Pettitte 39 and C Jorge Posada 40 during next season. Closer Mariano Rivera will be 41 on Nov. 29.

"I know I'm going to be the one that's going to have to handle it," Girardi, 46, said on a conference call. "I think the most important thing is you handle it with respect for each individual."

Though no terms were released, Girardi's deal is worth $9 million but includes bonuses tied to club performance, the Associated Press reported.

Girardi was asked whether it's time to start thinking about moving Jeter to another position or dropping him in the order.

"I think you have to watch the level he plays at," Girardi said.

new Mets gm: Sandy Alderson, 62, was introduced at the team's new general manager, agreeing to a four-year contract with a club option for 2015.

"Getting back to being a GM is something that I really wanted to do, but under the right circumstances," said Alderson, who was the A's GM from 1983 to 1997. "It's the environment, it's the city, it's the resources, it's the potential that this franchise has. All of the things that would attract someone are here."

One of his first orders of business will be to hire a manager.

Braves: New manager Fredi Gonzalez hired Larry Parrish, 56, to replace Terry Pendleton as hitting coach.

Phillies: 3B Placido Polanco had surgery on his injured left elbow and is expected to be ready for spring training.

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