Brian Cashman is heading into the final year of his contract with the New York Yankees, but doesn't except to discuss or receive an extension until the season ends.
"I assume things will play out the way they've played out for a long time here, where we will go through next year and collective ownership will decide what we want to do as we move forward," Cashman said. "Unless ownership tells me otherwise, there's that built-in assumption that we play our contracts out and then they'll decide."
Cashman has been the general manager since he replaced Bob Watson after the Yankees won the 1996 World Series.
Joe Girardi is also only under contract through the 2017 season.
"I think Joe understood from a professional standpoint that we in the front office did what we felt was necessary," Cashman said of his manager. "His job description is to win with whatever he's given and do everything in his power to win with whatever he's given, even though the roster dramatically changed.
"He approached every game to the best of his ability to try to win. He did not give up. His job is not to give up. I appreciated his efforts in everything he did."