Aaron Boone still in Yankees limbo as manager decides

Yankees manager Aaron Boone was back in the Bronx on Friday as he was hitting out at coach Marcus Thames and pitching coach Matt Blake.

Whether Boone and the coaching staff will return remains in doubt, as the Yankees absorb another early postseason exit.

Boone has expressed his desire to return, but also told The Post last month that he was not overly concerned about his future.

“I’m not worried about it,” Boone said at the time. “I’ll be fine whatever happens.”

But he has repeatedly said that he loves the job. His players also supported him after his wild-card loss in Boston.

The Yankees value stability more than ever, which could also play a role in their decision whether to move on from Boone or keep him for another year, perhaps with a team option for 2023.

That consistency has given the Yankees plenty of regular season wins, but not much postseason success.

Aaron Boone left Yankees Stadium on Friday.
Corey Sipkin

This season, starting 6–11, on 4 July with 41–41 points and a 13-game winning streak, there was a marked lack of consistency.

The Yankees returned to the playoffs, taking a spot on the final day of the season, but Toronto dealt with playing in three different “home” stadiums in three states and two countries, and still almost lost the Yankees in a play-in game. forced. .

While Boone’s future remains up in the air, the Yankees are done with Andrew Heaney.

The left-hander chose free agency on Friday instead of accepting the assignment outright.

Despite an ugly stretch with the Yankees following a trade with the Angels in July that cost the Yankees a pair of pitching prospects, the organization hoped the 30-year-old would accept an assignment to Tampa when he received a late roster spot opening. would be required. The year for Jonathan Loisiga.

Instead, Heaney would hit the market for the Yankees after pitching for a 7.32 ERA in 35/₃ innings with a 1.35 WHIP.


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