Girardi steps down as Premier12 manager

USA Baseball turns to Brosius to take over role

October 16th, 2019

USA Baseball announced Wednesday that Scott Brosius is replacing Joe Girardi as manager of the organization’s 2019 Premier12 team. Girardi had been named manager of the team in August, but he stepped down as he is pursuing managerial openings in Major League Baseball. Brosius, who is USA Baseball’s director of player development, will take on the role instead.

The move could mean a hiring is imminent -- or at least shows a level of confidence that he may be hired into one of the vacancies. Girardi’s name has been linked to the Cubs, Mets and Phillies’ openings. 

Girardi managed the Marlins in 2006, when he won the National League Manager of the Year Award. He then managed the Yankees from 2008-17, guiding the team to six postseason appearances and a 2009 World Series title. He was dismissed by the Yankees after the 2017 postseason, when the Yankees lost to the Astros in the ALCS in seven games.

As a player, Girardi played for the Cubs, Rockies, Yankees and Cardinals over the course of 15 seasons.