This release from the Yankees:
The New York Yankees announced today that they have reached an agreement with Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Cashman to remain in the same role through the 2011 season.
JOINT STATEMENT FROM HAL AND HANK STEINBRENNER NEW YORK YANKEES CO-CHAIRPERSONS
RE: RE-SIGNING OF SR. VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER BRIAN CASHMAN
“Before we could move forward as an organization this off-season, we needed to come to a resolution on the person who would hold the important position of general manager and allow us to make another run at a 27th World Championship. We are thrilled that Brian has accepted to renew his commitment to this organization for at least three more years.
â€œHolding the position of general manager for any Major League team is a challenge. But to do so in the great city of New York, where baseball is passionately followed 12 months a year, you must possess a number of unique attributes.
â€œBrian has shown throughout his Yankees career that he has the dedication, integrity and know-how needed to performâ€”and succeedâ€”in this environment. Having him in place allows us to begin an off-season of hard work, and we are pleased he will be working hand-in-hand with us to bring the New York Yankees back to the postseason.â€