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Yankees interview Wedge, former Indians, Mariners manager

Eric Wedge promises a touchy-feely approach if hired as New York Yankees manager, rejecting the old-school method of publicly challenging players to motivate them.

"If something like that happens today, especially with social media and everything else that's involved with it, it's going to have legs, it's going to be misinterpreted, there's going to be a lot more opinion about it and it's going to be one hell of the distraction," the former Cleveland and Seattle manager said Friday after his interview with the Yankees. "I'd say that that day has probably passed by."

Joe Girardi criticized Gary Sanchez last August and benched him for a game, saying:...

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