Girardi joins Yankees' YES network

Updated: February 4, 2004, 4:53 PM ET

NEW YORK -- If Joe Girardi doesn't analyze New York Yankees pitchers from behind the plate this season, he'll do it from the broadcast booth.

"It's just a great opportunity for me," he said Wednesday. "Either way, I'm going to be part of the Yankees."

Girardi will go to spring training on a minor league contract, but the 39-year-old catcher has only a slight chance of making the roster. If he does, he would get a $750,000 contract. If he doesn't, he'll join the YES Network.

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