After two weeks of speculation, Aaron Boone is back, as the Yankees announced Tuesday they have re-signed the skipper to a three-year deal with a club option for 2025.
Boone, 48, is 328-218 in his four seasons with the Yankees, and has led them to the postseason in each of those years.
“We have a person and manager in Aaron Boone who possesses the baseball acumen and widespread respect in our clubhouse to continue to guide us forward,” Yankees Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner said in the team statement announcing the news. “As a team and as an organization, we must grow, evolve and improve. We need to get better. Period. I know Aaron fully embraces our expectations of success, and I look forward to drawing on his intelligence, instincts and leadership in pursuit of our next World Series championship.”
Boone, who was named the Yankees' 33rd manager on Dec. 4, 2017, ranks ninth on the franchise list with 328 career managerial wins, and and he was the fifth-fastest in team history to reach 300 wins in decided games (500 games).
The skipper returns with several openings on his staff, however, as the Yankees last week decided to part ways with third base coach Phil Nevin and hitting coaches Marcus Thames and P.J. Pilittere, declining to renew their contracts for 2022.