Aaron Boone is officially the manager of the Yankees.
The team made the announcement Monday, with Boone signing a three-year agreement that includes a team option by 2021. It will be presented at a press conference at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday.
Boone replaces Joe Girardi, whose contract was not renewed after last season, although the Yankees exceeded expectations by reaching the Championship Series and losing a victory before the World Series.
General manager Brian Cashman praised the opening of Boone's mentality in a statement.
"When we had the opportunity to speak with Aaron and share concepts and ideas, he was able to show a variety of features that we believe will strongly benefit this franchise as we move forward, including an astute mind for the game and a focus progressive for the evolving strategies, "said Cashman about Boone, who never trained or managed at any level.
Despite Boone's lack of experience, Cashman also pointed to Boon's ability to connect with players, as well as the ability to "collaborate" with the office, both of which were problems that helped keep him from retaining Girardi
"We also believe that Aaron's interpersonal skills and baseball pedigree will allow him to blend well with the systems we have, our baseball operations staff and the roster of 25 men," Cashman said. "On a personal level, I hope to collaborate with him in the coming years and offer him the support and resources necessary to get the most out of our players."
The general partner's manager, Hal Steinbrenner, who had expressed his reluctance to hire a manager without coaching or managerial experience prior to the interview process, had to sign the move.
"I firmly believe that Aaron has the necessary attributes to follow the tradition of the Yankees' top managers," Steinbrenner said in a statement. "From any point of view, he is a polished communicator who has the ability to cultivate and develop relationships." Aaron has also spent a lifetime immersed in baseball, which gives him a unique and intimate understanding of what fosters the success of the game. Team … Aaron's name is already recorded in the history of the Yankees, and my family and I are excited to welcome him to this franchise. " Boone, 44, spent the last nine years on ESPN after retiring as a player. He defeated former banking coach Rob Thomson, who is now in the same position with the Phillies, former Mariners and Indians quarterback Eric Wedge, Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens, third base coach of the Dodgers Chris Woodward and the recently retired Carlos Beltrán. 19659002] "Words can not express how honored I am to wear the Yankee uniform again," said Boone, who hit a homer in Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series to beat Boston before suffering a knee injury. in the offseason to finish his career in the Yankees and lead the trade with Alex Rodriguez of Texas. "I want to thank the Steinbrenner family and Brian Cashman for entrusting me with this tremendous honor and responsibility, I think we are entering a special moment in the history of the New York Yankees, and I am very excited to be a part of it. to work, and that work begins now. "