Aaron Boone returns to head New York Yankees – .

Aaron Boone returns to head New York Yankees – .

Aaron Boone, who led the New York Yankees to the playoffs in each of his four seasons in the Bronx, will return as manager on a new three-year contract with a club option for 2025, it has been announced. Tuesday.
“We have a person and manager in Aaron Boone who has the baseball acumen and widespread respect in our clubhouse to continue to guide us forward,” Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said in a statement. “As a team and as an organization, we have to grow, evolve and improve. We need to improve. Period.

“I know Aaron fully embraces our expectations of success, and I look forward to using his wits, instincts and leadership in the pursuit of our next World Series championship. “

With his previous contract set to expire at the end of the World Series, Boone’s job security came under scrutiny following the Yankees’ third-place finish in the AL East and loss to rival Boston Red. Sox in the AL Wild Card Game.

His new contract extends beyond that of general manager Brian Cashman, which is signed until the 2022 season.

Overall, Boone is 328-218 in his four seasons as a manager, but the Yankees haven’t made the World Series since 2009 – the third longest drought in franchise history. .

The last time a Yankees manager was allowed to manage a fifth season without winning a World Series ring was in 1922.

“When you’re the manager of this team and you wear the NY and you wear those stripes, it’s a heavy burden,” slugger Aaron Judge said after the team’s season ended. “But a guy like Booney, man, he wears it with pride, shows up to work every day and prepares us the right way, keeps us motivated and lashes out at guys when he needs it.

“It has been a pleasure the past two years playing for him and fighting for him every day. I could spend the whole night giving you the reasons why he should still be the manager. “

After leading the majors in runs from 2017-2020, the Yankees finished 19th in runs (711) in the 2021 season. They also had the sixth-worst strikeout rate, and there had been complaints. at the front office regarding team adjustments during the season.

After the season, the team did not renew the contracts of batting coach Marcus Thames and third baseman Phil Nevin. The team were also not scheduled to bring back assistant hitting coach PJ Pilittere, sources confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN’s Buster Olney contributed to this report.


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