Aaron Boone had surgery to receive a pacemaker on Wednesday, and was ready to return to the Yankees on Friday before COVID intake protocols delayed that desire.
Saturday morning, less than three days after his surgery, Boone was back with the team.
The Yankee manager made his return to the team’s minor league complex to watch Gerrit Cole throw his live batting practice session, ending what was an immediate medical leave of absence that began early Wednesday afternoon, when the Yankees announced that Boone would undergo surgery later that afternoon to receive the pacemaker, which would help treat a heart condition that Boone had been dealing with since college.
Boone was FaceTiming Brian Cashman immediately after surgery, went to the team complex on Friday to take a COVID test, and wish he could have stayed. Instead, he had to leave and wait to finish the league’s COVID intake protocols. Those appear to be done, and now Boone doesn’t have to leave this time.
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