Yankees extend manager Aaron Boone

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Aaron Boone arms folded dugout cropped
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The Yankees are extending manager Aaron Boone, reports SNY's Andy Martino.

Boone will be signing a three-year contract that contains an option year for 2025.

Said Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner after the Yanks announced the move:

"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. 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."

The fate of Boone, whose contract was up after the 2021 season, was uncertain following the Yankees' underwhelming regular season and elimination at the hands of the Boston Red Sox in the Wild Card game.

The Yankees let go of three key members of Boone's staff earlier this month when they didn't renew the contracts of hitting coach Marcus Thames, third base coach Phil Nevin, and assistant hitting coach P.J. Pilittere.

Boone, who was hired prior to the 2018 season following the departure of Joe Girardi, has led the Yankees to the playoffs during all four years at the helm, though never past the ALCS.

In 2018, the Yanks finished in second place in the AL East with a record of 100-62 before losing to the Red Sox in the ALDS in four games.

The 2019 Yankees won the AL East after going 103-59, and were bounced in the ALCS in six games by the Houston Astros.

During the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, the Yanks went 33-27 as they finished in second place. They lost to the Tampa Bay Rays in five games in the ALDS.

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